Lessons learnt

The OA is sitting on a chair with his legs stretched out on to the bed. The Bean comes along, crawls on to his leg and then wraps her arms and legs around until she is dangling upside down. The OA raises his leg cautiously and examines the 12 kilos hanging off it and asks, “Whats up, beanie?”. She responds – “Nothing, I’m just a koala bear right now.”


The Bean and the OA are later going through her alphabet book and she goes – “C for cat, C for camera, C for cone, C for..” and without missing a beat… “big yellow city”.

The OA looks at the page and cracks up – it is a golden crown!


G’pa and the Bean are putting together a puzzle and the Bean thinks it over and in a jiffy has it done. A proud grandfather grins at her and says, “Sweetheart, you have my brains…”

“No G’pa, I have my own brains and you have your own.”


I am visiting school friends left, right and centre for pujo ย and almost all of them have dogs. The Brat and Bean are getting a real life course in dog breeds. This is a Beagle, this is a Dalmation, this is a Pug…

And then we’re back home and the Brat tries to remind the Bean of the lesson by pointing to my parents’ dog – “And that Bean, is a German Shepherd…”

The Bean nods wisely and says, “Yes, and he’s also a dog.”



25 thoughts on “Lessons learnt

  1. Yay, you are back :). Give your little koala bear a big kiss from me.
    I just got back from a happy pujo meal, feeling all satiated and happy. Did you dress up in your pretty Dhakais and take pics? Please post ๐Ÿ™‚

    • no yaar. this time i had no enthu. i was helping the parents spring clean and most evenings all i could do was drag myself into a salwar suit and head to the pandal. i did wear a pretty black and white chiffon one night though..

  2. Hey MM,

    Hope you’re doing well.

    You had done a post on nadi shastra a couple of years back on the other blog (bratbeanandbedlam). I was wondering if you could give me the number of the guy you went. I tried looking for it but your blog is now password protected. Me and a friend were thinking of visiting one and I remembered you had given the number of the guy you went to.

    I forgot what you wrote about him but was it a positive feedback? Would the visit be worth it?

    Sorry for the trouble.

    • Hi Nitika
      I no longer have his number and I didnt bother to go back to him so I really have no major feedback to give you. All I can tell you is that he is near the mother booth dairy near the Qutub hotel at Adhchini.

    • i’m glad you asked. i didnt get it either. then i realised when i stared at the crown that it was a very ornate shape. it didnt look like a crown, it looked like the skyline of a city. i was amazed. we think within the box, i’d never have let my imagination run wild and think of it as a city

      • whew! I thought there was some poem or something that I didn’t know about that made her think of a city! ๐Ÿ˜€

        feeling better now!

        Yes, kids do tend to think differently. And I’ve noticed that people are also like that when they learn a new language. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. So cute..

    No pics of the koala bear?? Or the kids dressed for pujo??or playing with one of ur friendโ€™s dogs?..accompanying this post.. Iโ€™m surprised!

    N abt the โ€œGerman Shepherdโ€ also being โ€œa Dogโ€! lolโ€ฆbut seriously..why wld they come up with such names for the breeds! Smart Beanie!

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