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My son, the sumallist!

By the term sumallist, I don’t mean to say that Naren is a minimalist. He is so very far from that in truth. For him the need to buy something new every single week or even every single day is pretty high. Now, this is not because he is spoilt (maybe a tad bit), but because of the curious nature of this age (I am hoping). He really doesn’t understand money…not that I expect him to, but the fascination is mostly upon the object he is interested in. Take for example the story of Thomas the tank engine. It all started with a pair of those soft shoes, the kind that one wears at home. We bought it, because that was the only model that carried his size. And so the fascination began. He wanted Thomas train tracks, because now he could identify the grinning faced thing on the shelves. So the tracks came followed by Thomas’s friends since Thomas was “sad” being alone (I swear the boy said that) and in came James and Percy. And then a trip to the Thomas train affair where another round of buying Salty and Percy happened. Things quietened a bit. Then came the time to move to his own room! He said, arms crossed, “will go only with Thomas blanket” accompanied by a little pout and pooling of the eyes. Dad being dad, sent Mamma to the store with the boy to do the same and when mother and son came out of the store, the boy was all smiles, since he managed to lay his hands on a Thomas shaped arm pillow or more like a crib mate.

Now, why did I call him a sumallist in the title? ‘Coz everytime he needed a Thomas or his pals, he would say, “Amma please Amma…oru sumall Percy/oru sumall blah blah blah”. But in reality he would want the biggest offering in the store. Now if only I could get that darn grinning Thomas and the extremely happy boy to shift their bases to the crib, I would be the most contended person.


One can wish for the sumall things in life, can’t I?

  1. 08/21/2009 at 4:44 pm

    ok you probably don’t want to hear this – but i bet Naren will be super thrilled to know that Thomas the Tank Engine is appearing at the snoqualmie depot this saturday.
    as for the obsession, sorry can’t help you there – short of putting my foot down, and facing the music with the tantrums as they come, I don’t know any other way.

    • Shobana
      08/21/2009 at 5:25 pm

      we did that ride a month or 2 back…still reeling from the after effects…I know…sometimes putting the foot down doesn’t work all that well for one’s much needed sanity. And then I guess, if we don’t do it, who else will??

  2. 08/26/2009 at 12:54 am

    Kids are wayyyyy cleverer than us ! They know how to get things out of us that we don’t want to give šŸ˜€

    We might as well induldge them, eh ? Naren is a great kid, enjoy while he still wants to be close to you. They grow up so fast that even if I want Bugs to sleep with us, he wouldn’t šŸ˜¦

    • Shobana
      08/26/2009 at 5:18 pm

      Sometimes that’s what I tell myself…indulge him. And true about the kids not wanting to sleep with us once they grow up!

  3. 08/28/2009 at 1:34 am

    hahahha kids n their demands…Even Aadi wantsto pick up something everytime we enter a store…LOL..

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