So I have started rendering my versions of the stories-in a desperate attempt to make them acquainted with the tales that I have enjoyed so much without being judgemental at that age. The first tale that I told them was - Hanuman Swallows the Sun.
Me- Hanuman is a cute monkey God and he was very hungry. So he saw the orange color sun and thought it is an orange and wanted to eat it. Should you eat the sun? It will be hot naa?
O/T- And very dangerous
And thereafter he flies like an aeroplane towards the sun. Sun thought it's a race and started running like Ojas Tejas ran in the race, But Hanuman things it is an orange and he eats the sun. So what happens? It becomes night and you cannot go to school.
So God became angry and slapped him.
And Hanuman opened his mouth to cry- bwaaaaaah and the Sun fell down from his mouth and ran away.
And God told Hanuman to eat an orange and not the sun else he will slap him again.
O/T- and piggie also cried naa. And tiger cried? And elephant? What does penguin eat? Fish?
Let me look for another religious story to scr&%oo...
The screening of Jungle Book at 5.30 pm on Pogo- odd timing though- a time to be spent out of home rather than in front of the TV.
Though I am pretty excited as the kids know bits of the story and the characters.
For instance I asked Ojas- what is the name of the leopard?
Ojas- No answer
Mamma- slightly miffed- bagheera naa
Ojas- extremely miffed- woh panther hai Mamma!