Me: Hello chinnamma
Me: What are you doing? Eating mamm mamm?
She: mamm mamm
Me: Have you been a good gal?
Me: Chinnamma?? Who is chinnamma?
She: Pats herself
Me: Say amma
Me: Did you watch the elephants march today on TV? How do they go marching? Hup two three four….you sing hup two three four*
She: Mmmm mm mm mm.
Me: Thrilled about the first phone conversation with my daughter.
* She has been watching the jungle book video and loves this song.
** The conversation by me was originally in kannada and has been translated.