Aviyal-bit of everything

“Are we english?”

Posted on: December 16, 2008

One fine morning last week, as usual after changing for our respective places school, babysitter and work;myS,myD and self came downstairs and were saying the 2 minute morning prayer infront of Jesus.”mama, Jesus know Spanish?” asked myS. “ofcourse monu, HE knows many languages including spanish so HE can hear prayers of spanish kids…mmmm…like Dora”.

Prayers done, mama was making toast. MyS then came and asked “are we English mama? because C and I speak English”.

The toast became mama’s priority 2 at that point. “No monu..I mean yes monu….but you know bit of hindi too..ummm”. Alright mama knows she is plain malayali. as for kids, they don’t speak malayalam but english. what does that make them?. “what did you say mama?”.  ” I guess, we are getting late” said mama.

MyS turned to his truck, Mama tried to turn her full attention to the toast..mentally she was still attending to ‘malayali? English?Hindian/indian?

may be she still is…

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5 Responses to "“Are we english?”"

Love the way your little one kept your mental wheels spinning…

“we are one”… i guess that would’ve been my answer – somehow that popped into my mind…philosophical…but there’s a beautiful song associated with it in Lion King 2, have you heard it? Here’s the lyrics ( in the context it has one meaning but to me this song has several meanings)-

As you go through life you’ll see
There is so much that we
Don’t understand
And the only thing we know
Is things don’t always go
The way we planned
But you’ll see every day
That we’ll never turn away
When it seems all your dreams come undone

We will stand by your side
Filled with hope and filled with pride
We are more than we are
We are one
If there’s so much I must be
Can I still just be me
The way I am?
Can I trust in my own heart
Or am I just one part
Of some big plan?

Even those who are gone
Are with us as we go on
Your journey has only begun
Tears of pain, tears of joy
One thing nothing can destroy
Is our pride, deep inside
We are one

We are one, you and I
We are like the earth and sky
One family under the sun
All the wisdom to lead
All the courage that you need
You will find when you see
We are one

Nice question your kids posed! And I love the song that UL posted from Lion King! My son used to proclaim ‘ I am an American’ sometime back. Not sure what he thinks of himself now. Truth is we are all Aviyal in one way!

@all: my response is gonna be a post on the post; too much to contain here. coming up soon.

i would love to see that response 🙂

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