in conversation with kids

scene one

saad is sitting on the lawn swing placed in the corner of the small lawn. his legs swing to and fro along with the ‘jhola’ as he likes to call it. Mama (my) walks out in the lawn and is about to sit on the swing with saad, when he plainly refuses to let her.

mama: (still sits, half smiling) let me sit with you saadi

saad: (reluctant and concerned) no, you cant…

mama: (already sitting with him, both swinging together in the as the winter sun shines mildly above them) why cant i?

saad: this is phopo/ aunt’s(me) place. she was sitting here. just went in…

mama: ok i will get up when your phopo comes

saad: promise?

mama: yes

phopo walks out by this time.

saad: phopo is here, ap jao ab/ you can go now


scene two

Phopo all dressed up, with long earrings dangling from her ears and a pink lip gloss on her lips. she goes to visit little Bia.

Bia: (looks closely and after some thinking) phopo why is your lipstick so shiny?

phopo: because…

the child cuts in, ready with another question

Bia: why is your lipstick so pink?

phopo: it is…

Bia: (almost touching phopo’s lips with her tiny index finger) oooooo its sooo shiny!


10 thoughts on “in conversation with kids

  1. That’s so adorable!Love how the lipstick’s so shinyyyy!I was constantly mesmerised by make-up as a child, guess its after effects haven’t worn of yet. 😐

  2. MJ says:

    seher, good times come to an end soon. besides like you said, even children today are growing up so fast!rainy, so you were one of those kids who embarrassed adults :pbeaugly, we would love to see that picture!!! put it up on ur blog 😀specy, hehehe and the expression on her face was even cuter Dee, so true, kids are so straightforward… and lol, ya shes a veryyyyy curious child :p

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