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 😊

https://youtu.be/XqW16jWVqfs

So proud to raise a little bookworm!

Abhi and I both love books dearly and this love has reached an all-time high with the birth of Rumi and the entry of picture books in our lives. We gleefully hunt online and get super excited when we see all the beautiful artwork and illustrations in some books and argue over “must-haves”. We’ve caused a big dent in our monthly budget so often, but it is all worth it when we see Rumi devour her new loot and beg us to read and re-read her favorite stories. I’m sharing a video of Rumi reading “Love you forever” by Robert Munsch. Rumi hates being caught on camera so we were lucky to even capture what we did. Her words are not so clear in parts but it was a “beam-with-pride-at-the-gem-we’ve-created” moment for us!

An excerpt from the book: (The parts that Rumi has read)

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother’s watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, “this kid is driving me CRAZY!”

But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

Love You Forever (a reading by Rumi Abhiraj Purandare)

 

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