“That is mine! You don’t take other people’s things without permission.” I said to my mom as she pulled out the beige envelope from my school bag. You see, that’s what she always tells me whenever I go through her handbag or daddy’s wallet.
She looked at me in disbelief and then laughed. I did not understand what was funny. “Mummy why are you laughing?” She ignored me, just like she always does when I ask too many questions. She then removed the contents of the envelope, a folded white A4 paper which was my report card. She looked at the paper keenly, reading what was written on it. As she carried on, I saw her face lit up. She smiled. At the time, I didn’t know what was written on it but I figured it must have been good! She gave me a bear hug and explained that I had been a very good girl at school; that I had excelled in all areas of my studies. I guess it did not matter that I had been sent to naughty corner a few times 🙂
Today marked the close of school for Christmas holidays. We had a party in class where every child brought in their favorite snack. I carried oreos which were devoured in seconds by Trevor and Kigen. I mostly enjoyed Jaydeep’s ladus and pendas, Indian sweets that put eclairs to shame. I will miss my friends dearly but I am definitely looking forward to holiday travels. How will you be spending your holidays?
Skinny Jeans-Baby Shop, Sarit Centre
Hand Bag-Next, UK courtesy of House of Tych