My daughter Anya has learnt this new word "Couch Potato" and she is always excited to use this word. This was a conversation between Joan and Anya.
Joan: What is a couch potato?
Anya: You should ask "Who" and not "What"
Joan: Okay! Who is a couch potato?
Anya: A couch potato is a lazy person who always sleeps in a couch
Joan: Can you name an example?
Anya: Appa is a couch potato
Joan: Why do you say so?
Anya: Because he lies down in the couch and does not give space to anyone
Joan: You can ask him to give you space
Anya: No! He is lazy and he either sleeps or watches TV by lying down on the couch
Joan: Okay! Now eat your dinner
Anya: Was Appa always a couch potato?
Joan: You should ask him that
Anya: Okay. I will ask him now
I was listening to this whole conversation from the drawing room and as I knew that Anya would come to me to ask a few questions, I had already gotten up from my usual slouching position on the couch. When Anya came to the drawing room, I was sitting upright.
Anya: Appa! Why are you sitting here?
Me: Should not I sit here?
Anya: No! You usually lie down. But now you are sitting
Me: I am sitting because I am brisk and I am smart
Anya: No you are a couch potato
Me: Why do you say that?
Anya: Because you are lazy
Me: From now on call me Smart
Anya: No! You are a couch potato only. Do you have a pouch?
Anya: Kangaroos have pouches to carry their kids
Anya: They have pouches because they are couch potatoes
Me: Now who taught you this?
Anya: I learnt it myself by thinking
Me: Even If I have a pouch I am not going to carry you in that pouch because you called me a couch potato
Anya came near me and touched my tummy and said " But Appa, you have a thoppai". Now I am planning to enroll myself in a gym near my place. I decided to get a six pack in 2015. And that new year resolution was never kept. Now as 2019 is drawing near, I am adding this as number one priority in my to do list. I am not going to have any pouches anymore.