Wednesday, April 13, 2011


"Pranav, do you want to read a book?"


"Get a book from your book box."

"Book boksh?"

"See this? This is an apple."


"This is a banana..."


"And this is a pineapple."


(Suppressed laughter from me.)

When I talk to other people, he listens and repeats words from our conversations.

This is when babies start loving the word "No". And Pranav has several ways to say it.

He says "Done?" whenever I offer him food, even before he's tasted it. He waves his hand to show me he's had enough. He shakes his head "No" vigorously.

He says "No-no" while waving one finger, in a preachy little voice, just before doing something that he knows is naughty.