I am so enjoying my train journeys. Being located far from work, my journey entails travel by 2 trains, one cute LRT, a bus and ofcourse some walking. Don’t feel sorry for me (though I often say this at length to garner sympathy). I get to meet and hear some of the cutest conversations. Sometimes, I wonder how on earth does a little mind conjure such lines!
Overheard in the train early morning:
Little girl in lemon yellow: Why mommy? Why?
Poor mommy: Because teacher will give you.
Little girl in lemon yellow: But why mommy? Why teacher give me?
Poor poor mommy: She has to see it first and then she will give it to you.
Girl in lemon yellow: But why mommy?
This “why mommy” series went on till they reached the destination. The mommy spotted a small part of ankle was red/sore and asked: “What happened here? Why is it red here? Is it hurting?”
The girl in lemon yellow: (shakes her head and gives a sigh) I don’t know. Don’t ask me so many questions.
I almost fell off my seat. Yeah right, you little one.
I am not a fan of travelling by aeroplanes. Much as I’d like to fly, planes are not my thing. I get scared and am this puissant creature whenever there is turbulence. But I love the views from up above. And conversations surrounding it:
Little cutiepie boy in a spiderman tee: Wooooooow! It is so bright bright, sparkling down. Wowoowwowow! Mummy dekho dekho (see see) - so many sparkling lights.
Mummy: Haan beTa (son). So beautiful…..
Little cutiepie boy: Why no light thaaat side? (pointing to a dark reagion. We were flying over Malaysia)
Mummy: They don’ t have lights there. So, it is all dark.
Little cutiepie boy: Toh phir (then) we will give some lights, hai na (isn’t it) Mummy? I don’t like dark dark. I like sparkling sparkling.
Oh, you li’l one! I hope that’s exactly what you go on to do with your life
There are so many of them. I always make a mental note to write them down but forget to.