Friday, April 27, 2007

Don't you just love a good fight?

Yesterday, Moppet and I opened the door of our apartment to play on the landing as we sometimes do, and saw our neighbour in the middle of an argument with her son. She was standing outside her half open front door yelling at her son who was yelling right back at her.

Seeing as this was not a good time for Moppet to be playing on the landing, I turned to go back in - only to find that little miss nosy parker had slipped out and was toddling off at top speed to investigate what all the fuss was about.

It all happened so fast, but I felt like I was watching in slow motion as she planted herself between the neighbour lady and the door and started babbling loudly, wagging a stern finger in her face.

Silence.

Shell-shocked neighbour lady looked at her little accuser, and then at me, hurrying up to the scene of the crime.

Hugely embarrassed, I muttered an apology as I reached to pick Moppet up. As I did so, I caught a glimpse of the boy, about 10 years old, on the other side of the door.

He was grinning from ear to ear.

15 comments:

Poppins said...

Ohh how cute is that. Moppet certainly has a LOT of personality, I cannot believe she's just over a year old. Amazing !

Pixie said...

Ohh!! so cute!!! Poppins is right - Moppet certainly does have a lot of personality! :)

Moppet's Mom said...

Poppins, Pixie: Yeah, she's a character alright! These are the times when I'm actually glad she isn't speaking yet :-)

I don't know what it was that she was saying to the lady, but from the tone, I'm guessing I would have had a lot more to apologise for if it was in english and not moppetspeak!

SM said...

At the risk of it sounding repetitive, Moppet seems to have a lot of personality. Cute!
Thanks for the blogroll problem update. Will check out bloglinx soon.

JK said...

hi,i like your writings...BTW, moppet looks so cute in all her pictures...

Moppet's Mom said...

SM: Thanks! Hope bloglinx works for you. It's help me cut down my obsessive checking of all my favourite blogs every 2 hours or so! :-)

JK: Thanks, and welcome to mommyblogging!

Orchid said...

Moppet's mom,
Blog hopped here form the Madmomma :) and got a sweet li'l intro to Moppet as well:)

Rohini said...

Wow! That is pretty cool. Ayaan's would have probably joined in or something if I know him

Moppet's Mom said...

Orchid: welcome and I should clarify that we're not always looking for a fight :-)

Rohini: I think that it was Moppet's intention to join in as well. I think she felt quite cheated that the woman capitulated right after her opening salvo! :-)
That, and the fact that I rushed her out of there before she could say any more!

Her Bad Mother said...

That is TOO funny. What a character!

Smitha said...

how cuuute of her!! very hilarious....just love her

Sunita said...

oh I think moppet is the same age as Joyce!! She isn't very vocal yet.

Moppet's Mom said...

HBM, Smitha: Thanks, yes she's a cartoon! :-)

Sunita: Welcome here. Moppet isn't yet talking in words I can understand yet, but she keeps up a constant (and loud!) chatter of what sounds like Elvish - complete with tones and her own words.

Poornima said...

Hyuck! Hyuck! I can just imagine the little rascal running off from under your nose... :-D Can't stop laughing.... :-)) She's super fun I say... waiting for her to begin to talk and get you into more trouble... :-DDDD

Suki said...

Super fun, super personality and super trouble! Kudos to your moppet.
Although it's no consolation, she sounds just like me! :D