Saturday, March 22, 2008
There have been few incidences in my life that have never failed to make me smile....however much time has passed. One of them is related here, in the hope that it makes this blog less whiny and leaves me with something (at least SOMETHING) to smile about.
A few days back, one of our really nice acquaintances came to visit. Along with her, were a batch of tottering toddlers, ranged from 2 years to 7. Five of them. I grinned at them all and asked them "Bachon, sharbat piyo gay?" .. now I expected them to say "No." I was in for a surprise. They all said (if you've seen Taalim-e-Baligan), "Jeeeeeeeeee." Flustered, I got up and went to the kitchen.
They followed me like the Pied Piper story. As I began making Rooh-e-Afza, the 2 year old went straight to the "matka" and had pressed the button (which opens the tap) before I could even open my mouth to yell. As I looked down at her, and I had to REALLY look down, because hello! She is up to my knee! Just this teeny, she looked UP at me and grinned, showing her front teeth.
So adorable, I can't tell you. As soon as my back was turned, I heard another bout of water falling. She laughed at me again, and again I couldn't scold her. I just can't be strict this way. The kid only had to GRIN at me, for me to smile back and forget why I had looked down at her in the first place.
Another toddler was not to be left behind. He sidled up to the matka, thinking this to be a grand game and pressed the water button again. *smilezz* .. he is one amazing lookin kid. Should be in some movie about the Mughals, so "shahi" his features are. So as I looked down, he understood exactly what he had to do to make me surrender. He smiled a regal smile. *grin* and obviously I couldn't say a word.
These kids were so excited about the prospect of a picture that they sat down in line after drinking their sharbet (again, sitting in this perfect line). All of them said "cheeeeese" but forgot to look at the camera, they all wanted to look at each other saying cheese. Man ! The more frustrated I was, the more they laughed. What a carefree lot :) I envied their life.. so free and unburdened.