she pointed to the cat in the hat. she had been having a loud chat with him while i read my book, and chatted with the characters, in my head.
"main isse tu bol sakti hun?"
the other day she said to me, tu kya karti hai?
i raised an eyebrow, mummy ko tu bolte hain? not very nice.
papa mujhe tu bolte hain, to main kyon tu nahin bolun?
the father tells her you can call me tu. i am trying to get him to say aap to her. i realise that i am pretty strict about my aap and tum, but i say tu to the father of the child.
complex notions of politeness, respect, hierarchy and equality. but she is getting it.
on her own she replies to her question about the cat in the hat.
isse tum bolna chahiye na? that nice? ( yes we dabble in the english language quite a bit but eat up the articles with ferocity)
par main aap bolungi. nice nice?
the cat in the hat
aap imagine that