My favourite lines – 6

I am so enjoying my train journeys. Being located far from work, my journey entails travel by 2 trains, one cute LRT, a bus and ofcourse some walking. Don’t feel sorry for me (though I often say this at length to garner sympathy). I get to meet and hear some of the cutest conversations. Sometimes, I wonder how on earth does a little mind conjure such lines!

Overheard in the train early morning:

Little girl in lemon yellow: Why mommy? Why?

Poor mommy: Because teacher will give you.

Little girl in lemon yellow: But why mommy? Why teacher give me?

Poor poor mommy: She has to see it first and then she will give it to you.

Girl in lemon yellow: But why mommy?

This “why mommy” series went on till they reached the destination. The mommy spotted a small part of ankle was red/sore and asked: “What happened here? Why is it red here? Is it hurting?”

The girl in lemon yellow: (shakes her head and gives a sigh) I don’t know. Don’t ask me so many questions.

I almost fell off my seat. Yeah right, you little one.


I am not a fan of travelling by aeroplanes. Much as I’d like to fly, planes are not my thing. I get scared and am this puissant creature whenever there is turbulence. But I love the views from up above. And conversations surrounding it:

Little cutiepie boy in a spiderman tee: Wooooooow! It is so bright bright, sparkling down. Wowoowwowow! Mummy dekho dekho (see see) – so many sparkling lights.

Mummy: Haan beTa (son). So beautiful…..

Little cutiepie boy: Why no light thaaat side? (pointing to a dark reagion. We were flying over Malaysia)

Mummy: They don’ t have lights there. So, it is all dark.

Little cutiepie boy: Toh phir (then) we will give some lights, hai na (isn’t it) Mummy? I don’t like dark dark. I like sparkling sparkling.

Oh, you li’l one! I hope that’s exactly what you go on to do with your life 🙂

There are so many of them. I always make a mental note to write them down but forget to.


  1. Destination Infinity · June 12, 2013

    I wonder why don’t I come across such conversations? Maybe I am lost in my own thoughts during such journeys?? Hmmm…

    Destination Infinity

    • kismitoffeebar · June 12, 2013

      Hi Rajesh! 🙂

      he he try to listen to kids – you are bound to hear something ultra smart 😛

  2. KP · June 12, 2013

    This is different and very enjoyable.Most of us are engrossed in out thoughts or problems that we pay acarce attention to others let alone their conversations.You are observant and different.It is good

    • kismitoffeebar · June 12, 2013

      Thank you so much KP ! 🙂 You are very kind. Children especially say really wonderful things sometimes.

  3. pixie · June 12, 2013

    Kids do say the darnest things don’t they?!! 😛

  4. Filter Kaapi · June 12, 2013

    😀 hahaaa loved that bit about “Don’t ask me so many questions.” They do seem to have a curious little mind 🙂 BTW how long do you spend on commute?

    • Filter Kaapi · June 12, 2013

      Erm… I meant how long does it take to commute to work… I am sure I wouldn’t be as positive as you are about it

      • kismitoffeebar · June 12, 2013

        he he ya, she had an expression when she said it ! 😛 I spend like 3 hrs a day commuting – 1.5 hrs each way. Talk of Singapore being small 😛 I need to transfer at a few places if I must use public transport. I don’t see myself using private transport anytime soon, so 😛

        I travel during peak hours so there are small kids to listen to and a Kindle to read and sometimes (Raaaaaaaaaaaaaarely) a seat to snore 🙂

  5. greenboochi · June 12, 2013

    Awwww! This is the cutest post 🙂 Love you for sharing these little (big) things 🙂

    PS- where were you missing?

    • kismitoffeebar · June 12, 2013

      Thanks GB ! Exams and now have in-laws at home – so lots of island hopping happening. And I have a couple of exams more to go 😛

      • greenboochi · June 12, 2013

        Exams and in-laws!!! Now I know why you were so busy 😀 All the very best Kismi! Complete those two and have lots of fun with the ILs 🙂

      • kismitoffeebar · June 14, 2013

        Thanks GB 🙂

  6. The Girl Next Door · June 12, 2013

    Whattay cute post! 🙂 I am glad you’ve decided to record these cutie pie conversations on your blog.

    I always pay attention to what kids are saying. They say the most profound of things, ask the most intelligent questions, and make us laugh with their funny questions, make us wonder with their curiosity. I always come away refreshed after talking to a kid for just 10 minutes. 🙂 I should record my conversations too, I guess.

    • kismitoffeebar · June 14, 2013

      Kids are absolutely cutilicious! 🙂 I would love to read your conversations TGND ! 🙂

  7. onehonestwriter · June 12, 2013

    Ultra cute little ones and very smart too 🙂 and don’t ask me so many questions …hehehe

    • kismitoffeebar · June 14, 2013

      Yeah! 😛 Sooooooooo cutely she said that, sort of in an admonishing tone 😛

  8. More than words · June 12, 2013

    My first time here ……will surely come again…..Conversations with kids are wonderful to hear isn’t it ? Especially if you don’t have to answer….

    • kismitoffeebar · June 14, 2013

      Thanks so much for coming over! 🙂 welcome, big one!
      LOL – yeah, answering is another story altogether 😛 That probably wouldn’t feature in my favourite lines. My difficult times sounds more like it 😛

  9. Scribby · June 12, 2013

    so cute, children have their way to say things so easily and these things have bigger meaning 🙂

  10. Visha · June 13, 2013

    hahaha, so sweet. Commuting alone with a kid beside you is enjoyable 🙂

  11. Sia · June 18, 2013

    Aww, these kids can be so cute, hai na? Loved both the conversations..And I can imagine how smart this girl in yellow is!

  12. eschris · July 16, 2013

    The little girl incident was cute.

  13. Arch · July 19, 2013

    Lovely! There’s always so much sense in their innocence, isn’t it? 🙂

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