So, to catch Aarav at a time when he is the most understanding and amiable ... I woke up at 1:08am.
Armed myself with a nail cutter and slowly... very slowly took his left thumb for a trim.
At 1:11:00 am, took off a tiny part of Aarav's thumb nail.
1:11:20 am. Aarav twisted and hid his claws.
1:12:00 am I tried again.
1:13:00 am Aarav twisted and turned and frowned again.
1:14:00 am I tried to unwind and untangle him into a non-tako sleeping style and tried to dig out his finger from under him.
1:15:00 am Aarav woke up. Sat up. And looked at me very sternly.
1:15:10 am. "Aai. Sorry mhan!!! Bau zhala!! Sorry mhan mala!!!"
Umm... ok Sorry Aarav!?
1:16:00 am. "Aai Zhop. Waa." And then he curled up and slept again.
1:17:00 am. Stunned and surprised. And a bit flustered on being scolded, I am now blogging.
0.25 of Aarav's nail has been cut. 9.75 nails left.