Rumi’s adoration and loyalty shifted from The Gruffalo to Disney’s Cinderella the minute we got the DVD home for movie night on Friday. It was absolutely lovely for me to watch this movie with Rumi on my feet – I have spent countless hours watching the same movie with my Mum. For all its political incorrectness as regards feminism, it is a really heartwarming and delightful watch. My cousins and I called Lucifer the cat Roostofer and sang along (using completely wrong lyrics) with every song. Now after so many years, I finally watched the movie with subtitles and got the lyrics right! The Cinderella DVD went along to my Mum’s for the weekend and she just sent us this video of Rumi singing the fairy godmother’s famous, fun song.

Here’s the video of Rumi:

And the original one for nostalgia:

The National Anthem

I have always loved our national anthem;the music never fails to give me goosebumps. Recently we discovered that Rumi loves it too! The hardest part is to stop her from singing it, she sings it all day long at the top of her voice! And when the words “Bhaarat Bhagya Vidhaata” come for the second time, she takes it as a cue to sing from the top again!Lol! Here’s the video (complete with Nanu making her shout “Bhaarat Mata Ki Jai” at the end!)

An original story by Rumi 

For some time now, Rumi has been stringing sentences together and trying to make up stories. It is the most entertaining thing in the world to listen to her stories and I marvel at the vast sky of her imagination as well as her ability to switch between languages. In this little story, she talks of flying to visit her cousin Nina and then gets chased by a tiger! Kids are born actors; Rumi sighs and gets scared of the tiger and changes voices for different characters! Happy viewing 😊