Cuddling Confucius

23 Oct

Little B, 2 years and 4 months old, with cheeks that threaten to fall off his face, is comfortably settled on my lap, a fairly routine location in his busy daily schedule. From this perch, he views his beloved ‘fissees’ on my computer, after which he will toddle off to his classroom to seek higher learning. Since his family is known to me, I usually ask after them:

OJ: How is Mamma?

Little B: Fine *cheek wobble*

OJ: How is Nani?

Little B: Fine *cheek wobble*

OJ: How is [the dog’s name]?

Little B: Fine *cheek wobble*

OJ: How is [uncle’s name]?

Little B: Not fine.

OJ: Why, what happened?

Little B: Mosquito bite

At which point OJ takes over the wobbling.

16 Responses to “Cuddling Confucius”

  1. Nino's Mum October 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    (After reading post)
    *wobble, wobble, wobble*
    And no, it’s not just my cheeks.

  2. Priti October 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    Hahahaha…. Cuteee 😀

  3. Shail October 23, 2008 at 5:45 pm #

    Isn’t that absolutely cute OJ?!

  4. Thinking Cramps October 23, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Oh so so cute and funny. The poor mosquito bitten uncle!

  5. M4 October 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm #


  6. Aunty G October 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    Little B, whose wisdom does the mind boggle
    He with the cheeks that go wobble-wobble
    Give him a hug from all of us
    On those cheeks too, a buss
    Then let him get off your lap and away toddle.

  7. Pallavi October 24, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    Hilariously CUTE!!

  8. Sharanya Manivannan October 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    Oh gosh, the cuteness! :))

    What are “fissees”?

  9. Orange Jammies October 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Nino’s Mum: My response exactly.

    Priti: 🙂

    Shail: It is, Shail, it is.

    Thinking Cramps: It’s become something of a joke with him now, with everyone asking after his bites.

    M4: Yup!

    Aunty G: Oh, I’m always chomping on those cheeks. They’re a meal in themselves.

    Pallavi: I always wonder whether I find my babies so funny and precious because they’re my babies or whether it’s because they really are.

    Sharanya: Fishies. 🙂 He likes watching the screensaver on my laptop.

  10. dipali October 26, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    Cuteness! Awww.

  11. Suki October 26, 2008 at 8:32 pm #

    Wobble wobble wobble!
    Can I have a go at those cheeks?

  12. Orange Jammies October 30, 2008 at 1:13 am #

    Dipali: 🙂 I gratefully luxuriate in it everyday.

    Suki: Noooooo! Mine, mine, all mine! 😉

  13. vaibhav November 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    hmm i have a question uncle mosquito no return bite? lols

  14. Orange Jammies November 4, 2008 at 1:19 am #

    vaibhav: This uncle prefers sinking his teeth into tandoori chicken. And Little B’s cheeks.

  15. Sukanya September 14, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    😀 Little B sounds like one of my students he he


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