Bed time stories have their own allure. Mommies and daddies over the word relate stories; we relate sagas. Stories in our house are based on a three tier system.
Level I: Hum book ke pictures dekhenge! (We’ll see the pictures!)
Level II: mummy padhao! (Ma, you read!)
Level III: Ab mummy papa -story sunao! (Ma, pa- create your own story!!)
I am generally engaged in REM sleep by Level 2. So, my children often hear confusing episodes in half mumbling tones. Giraffes come and eat the cake in the fridge, monkeys go to universities and pigeons chase the trucks…yeah that bad! And the worst thing is, the children lap it up and have become our fans!
To keep the insanity of my little chipmunks intact, I decided to play safe and read from books rather than create my own horrifying ecosystems. When it comes to books, I am no worse than a kabadiwala. So, out of the sack, came this pretty looking thing..