Fire! Fire!

Last evening, I was finishing up a long pending grocery shopping with KT. Our last stop was a road side vegetable stall. This guy has the freshest vegetables compared to the supermarkets in our neighborhood. Anyways, I picked some veggies and was loading those in the car. It was past eight in the night and although the sky was dark, I could see rain clouds all hurled up together. The breeze was getting cooler and I could perceive a good shower was not too far.

I was telling KT that it could soon rain and I love it when it rains. Asked her if she loves rains, if she could see the rain clouds and keep her eyes open for some lightening. All of sudden she screamed, “Amma, fire, fire!” She sounded quite panicked. For a couple of moments, I was confused – did she see fire in the sky (it’s not possible, unless it’s the end of days!) or was anything close to the car on fire, do I get alarmed?

Now a little anxious, I asked her again, “Where’s the fire, Chellam?”

She says, “Amma, fire in anna’s* mouth!”

WHAT??? I definitely could not spot anyone fire breathing!

Moments later I figured what she meant! A few feet in front of our car was a young man smoking a cigarette!

KT asked me, feeling very sorry for that chap, “Amma, why fire in anna’s* mouth?”

I had no answers =(

* ‘Anna’ means elder boy in Tamil. In this case it was a young man in his 20s!

4 thoughts on “Fire! Fire!”

  1. Seeing the title of this blog, I got little panicked..started to read the blog and was little more anxious & worried when I read that KT spotted the fire… As I read further down… I had a big smile on my face 😀
    The way how our little ones perceives …. They are really interesting!!!!

  2. No wonder Jesus loved the innocence of children….The guy smoking didnt realise what little KT did.

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