A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

Imagination 101

Posted by Pepper on January 13, 2021

Cotton and Candy are writing the alphabets on their magnetic board. Mint is sitting next to them and working on his laptop. Candy scrawls a big B, then looks at it and tells Mint, “Appa, B toh bra jaisa dikhta hai” The letter B looks like a bra.

I stop wiping the kitchen counter and burst out laughing. My daughter has an interesting imagination.

11 Responses to “Imagination 101”

  1. Srishty said

    What did I just read!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I am even more amazed that she knows what it is !

    • Pepper said

      Hahaha, they have always known what it is. I walk around in my lingerie. They ask questions and I answer them in a matter of fact way. They also see all our unfolded laundry lying around, so they’ve always known it.

      • Srishty said

        Oh yea! I never realized that kids would notice the laundry. Haha, my mom used to change in front of us out of the need for quickness to change to head somewhere but I didn’t think that people walked around in lingerie too! That’s new for me πŸ˜€

        • Pepper said

          Sorry I missed seeing this comment!
          Okay, I see your apprehensions about walking around in lingerie. Firstly, summers are really hot here and minimal clothing is what we all like. But more importantly, we consciously try to inculcate a sense of comfort around the body. No shame and embarrassment around it. The body needs to be desexualized πŸ™‚

          • Srishty said

            I don’t have a sense of discomfort around this personally, just didn’t realize this was a thing. πŸ™‚ I realized it was normal when I was living in Europe to see people lounging around in parks in minimal clothing, but didn’t know it was a thing inside the house too, hence came in as a new thing for.me πŸ™‚

            • Pepper said

              Honestly, I don’t know myself if walking around semi naked at home is a thing or not. Lol. We just do it in our home for reasons ranging from convenience to comfort.

              And I did have a lot of shame and discomfort tied to my body. It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable being naked, even semi naked. Now we take extra care to normalize the body for our kids, so that they don’t have the same sense of shame we grew up with. πŸ™‚

  2. Visha said

    Candy speaks Hindi!? Wow! Moo picked up Telugu and Tamil from her grandparents only when we visited India when she was 4.5

  3. Bhavani said

    Hi Pepper so great to see you blogging again. Cotton and Candy are so adorable. As clichΓ© as it might sound cant believe they are 3.
    Catching up on all your posts. Good to see all the good updates. We are hanging in here and having our fingers crossed for the next few months when things settle with the vaccine.
    Take care and keep writing. Don’t disappear ok πŸ™‚

    • Pepper said

      Bhavani! So good to see you.. really, I had a big smile on my face when I saw your name.. I’m hoping I won’t disappear this time. How are you doing?

      • Bhavani said

        So sweet same here ! had a big smile looking at your posts. All well here thank you, wfh, home school, worrying about folks back home ….same story…moving along taking it day by day ! In fact getting too comfy with this routine of no rush mornings etc.. it will take time to get out of this routine now πŸ™‚

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