Thursday, June 21, 2007

G + A

You know, sometimes, when i see these 2 together, i get a pang of jealousy that i never had a friend like that when i was growing up... they have so much fun together. When G was younger, their sessions together were rather torturous, as somehow she would have caused A to cry at least 3 times in one play session. She's more of a rowdy, compared to A who's more of a demure miss.



However, they (or rather G) seem to have grown out of it, and now they play and conspire together. The other day, Sham and i left them to their devices, to have a good chat... when we went to check on them, they had somehow managed to turn G's room upside down. Every single thing in that room, including her books (which at last count was slightly more than 100) was on the floor! Doesn't sound like a good thing, but the thing was they turned it upside down together, and had so much fun doing it, that though they went to bed without a bedtime story, secretly i was glad. You're supposed to get into trouble with your friends, no? Reminds me of the other time when Sham and i had a long catch up chat (which we don't get to do much, b'cos we're usually so busy managing the kids) - when we checked on them, they had taken the bicycle to the bathroom, used up all the tissue and toilet paper in the house to allegedly clean the bicycle (wet tissue and toilet paper all over the floor), "washed" the bathroom floor with fabric softener, and were busy scrubbing the bicycle with the maid's toothbrush!!! All this done very quietly in the space of maybe 10 minutes!!! and it's not like Sham and i had left them somewhere else. We were sitting in the hall, and all this took place in the hall bathroom! can you imagine? it was so wrong, but so hilarious... the expressions on their faces when we caught them was priceless!!!! again, we hustled them off to bed without books, then secretly called each other the next day and laughed and laughed about it..


During the school holidays, Sham and i gave them facials even! unfortunately they ate the cucumber slices that were meant for their eyes... we also let them play in the rain, one afternoon - though not very succesfully, i have to say. being very cool kids, they kept grumbling, but my face is getting wet... my clothes are also getting wet. the first time i said go ahead, you can jump in that puddle just for today, they both hesitated and said, but it looks dirty, and my shoes may get messed up!!! kids today!


i just pray that they'll be good friends like that always... and that someday their friendship is what sham and i have, a warm comforting thing, full of love, laughter and fun, where they can be exactly who they are, without any pretensions - a shoulder to cry on when you are sad, and a co-conspirator and aider and abetter in all crime, someone to check whether your lipstick is on your teeth, and to borrow accesories from to match that saree (or saree from to match that accessory), a person that their husbands will be jealous of, and a person to hold their hand, when they are screaming in labour pain (though hopefully i will still be alive then, and tell them to take that epidural...) - so precious and so wonderful...

3 comments:

mjey said...

So Nice So Nice...I envy you guys - but a nice waylah! I really wish I stayed close by you two so Shaveena can join them. I am afraid Shaveena's childhood is turning out just like mine - no friends to play with except for in school.

shri said...

that's what my childhood was like too... but you're right, the problem is that you don't live nearby, and most of our sessions are impromptu... we are planning tea at the birdpark soon, so perhaps you can come for that.

apparently its really nice, and the birds come and feed off your hands...

geetha said...

Great outings for the girls.. Theya re sure lucky that you guys are putting some effort for them to have so much fun. :)