13 July 2005

Bedtime reading

  • "Let me tell you one vairy funny story about putting. It was one day I play at Nijni-Novgorod with the pro, against Lenin and Trotsky, and Trotsky had a two-inch putt for the hole. But, just as he addresses the ball, someone in the crowd he tries to assassinate Lenin with a rewolwer--you know that is our great national sport, trying to assassinate Lenin with rewolwers--and the bang puts Trotsky off his stroke and he goes five yards past the hole, and then Lenin, who is rather shaken, you understand, he misses again himself, and we win the hole and match and I clean up three hundred and ninety-six thousand roubles, or fifteen shillings in your money. Some gameovitch! And now let me tell you one other vairy funny story----"

'Huh', you say? 'What the...?' you think? Wait, and it shall all be explained. It is a parent's duty to develop their child's mind with good literature. And Arun is doing just that with Aditi. That is an excerpt from 'The Clicking of Cuthbert' from PG Wodehouse's Wodehouse on Golf. Arun is reading that aloud to Aditi at bedtime! Even as I blog, Aditi is listening with rapt attention to the words of the master, and makes a sound of protest when daddy dearest pauses for breath.

And just how did daddy dearest decide on Wodehouse? He has his objections to the standard repertoire of nursery rhymes and fairy tales. So he decided that bedtime reading should be happy reading and just picked up the first Wodehouse he got his hands on and started reading to Aditi about Cuthbert Banks' misadventures!

I'm off now... I want to find out how whether Cuthbert Banks clicked or not..

1 comment:

Dents said...

Bravo! Bravo!
To quote the Master in 'The Adventures of Sally':
"At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies."
Aditi,
Go Gurl!