The Book Expo is so on! It started in Karachi from the 24th, and will continue till 28th Dec. I wish I could go everyday and stay there till it lasts :). I made a short trip to Expo yesterday and had loads of fun. For one thing, Bhanju was there with us, strapped in a stroller, looking around in amusement at the hollering activity around him. His mommy calmly and purposefully went to certain stalls only to get books for herself and for Bhanju's library (lol! :D). The Khala was the one who hurriedly made some handy investments and then tried not to feel guilty. So why was she feeling guilty.
Imagine this: A lil toddler sits impatiently in a stroller, and doesn't want to sit strapped inside a stroller. He tugs and tugs at the belt which is restraining him, and cranes his little neck all around to locate one person in the crowd surrounding him: you. His indignant gaze zooms in on you, and he cries out '''Hatta!'' (I dunno why, but that is ALL he calls me now...*despairs over whether she will ever hear the words Uni Khala from the kid ever!* - so on it goes ... "Hatta!'' ... ''Hatttaaaa'''.....''Hattaaa'''
And you try to disappear, so he will get distracted by the activity around him, and even when you go to the farthest corner of the book stall, you can still hear .... "Hatta'''.. ''Hattaaa'' ... Oh. My heart nearly broke with his broken cries!!
Finally, the poor soul fell asleep. And we had a lil peaceful time looking at books and deciding what to buy.
*looks guiltily back at the withdrawals from her bank account, and the measly deposits*
There is a reason why people do a job! *scowls very hard*.