In the car today:
Tara: Next year, for Jathi’s happy birthday, again we’ll go to Jathi’s house?
Tara: And next year for my happy birthday Jathi will come?
Me: Yes, I hope so.
Me: You tell me.
Tara: To my house.
Me (relieved – so next year’s birthday party will also be at home): Ok.
Tara: All my friends will come?
Me: Yes. Who all would you like to come?
Tara: Vidi will also come?
Me: I hope so.
Mrini: I want Christina Auntie to come. And I want to meet Tim also.
Mrini: And Pragya?
Tara: And Prakash Uncle?
Me (surprised; I hadn’t realized parents were counted separately): Ok. What about Supriya Auntie?
Tara: Ok. And Pranav also. (Condescendingly) He can be everybody’s baby brother.