Monday, October 29, 2007

Babel On

So yesterday, BigGeek, the MIL, Chip and the exalted self were getting a family oil change. The cars. Not us. The onboard computer showed 5% oil life (isn’t this like a video game?), so a magic potion had to be sought with haste before we could reach the next level and beat all the bad devils of chores and get the reward – a nice Sunday afternoon spent napping. So at noon, feeling victorious after completing round one of errands, the foursome piled into a nearby Merchant’s armed with a coupon and what not, battled our way as the slick manager tried to sell us a $150 fantastic-new-service-without-which-your-car-will-not-make-another-mile.

And so it began. Not a big fan of oil changes, the MIL and self were trying to sneak out by ourselves to buy some tablecloths and other boring household items, leaving Chip with his dad and a store full of tires and extraordinary auto-equipment. But BigGeek would not hear about it. So while we fought over the merits of me taking Chip to a home store yet again, vs. Chip staying back to get a glimpse of the fantastic and hitherto unknown world of auto-maintenance and magical gadgetry, Chip wandered away to survey the wheel bases hung on the walls and to try and pull a few down to roll or climb them. Since Chip’s parents were fiercely raging a debate at the time, the manager took it upon himself and told Chip sternly he could not touch the wheels lest they fall on him. Chip, was obviously not happy with that and he is too well-bred to throw a tantrum on a complete stranger. He held himself (proud of you, son). But as soon as the manager turned his back and walked away, Chip could be heard saying, behind the manager’s back – “You be nice, you be nice, now!”

The horror. When will the boy learn to fear authority?

17 comments:

GettingThereNow said...

He he he...

Sounds very much like how I defy MIL's authority :D (behind her back)

DotMom said...

bad, bad cee kay :)

choxbox said...

LOL!

Shobana said...

LOL!! I hope you finally got the tablecloth and such.

Anitha(Nikki's mom) said...

LOL! Not anytime soon.

NainaAshley said...

LOL. He's definitely practicing to use authority!

Squiggles Mom said...

still smiling

Mona said...

awww, lol.

Rohini said...

That's so cute. Not to mention well-behaved

DotMom said...

choxbox: yeah, right!

shobana: we did, much later :)

anitha: looks like that :)

naina: hahaha

squiggles mom: wait till squiggles gets to this age :)

mona: lol

rohini: wanna swap kids?

Parul said...

You've got a lil dude on your hands!

Sahithi's Mom... said...

he sure is cheeky :):):)
and that's the best way to be..

DotMom said...

parul: he is buy-one-get-one-free :)

sahiti's mom: yeah, takes after the father :)

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL!Still not reached this stage so I will go ahead and cheer Chip *wicked grin*:):)

karmickids said...

So cute. So cute. Cute cute cute. The brat would have said to the face. And stared with wide defiant eyes.

DotMom said...

fuzzy: Wait, wait. I'll do the same to you now:)

karmickids: glory to the brat. I am sure Chip will catch up to the brat soon :)

DotMom said...

fuzzy: Wait, wait. I'll do the same to you now:)

karmickids: glory to the brat. I am sure Chip will catch up to the brat soon :)