Thursday, September 6, 2007

Whims and fancies

God knows I've complained enough about being unemployed, but it does have its advantages. Like tomorrow, Moppet and I are going to Singapore - just like that! Moppet's Papa is already there, and we'll be joining him for the weekend. Not the kind of almost spur of the moment thingy a working mom could do, eh?

We'll be staying with a brave (some would say foolhardy) friend who I haven't seen in over 6 years. Naturally, I would like to make a fabulous impression, but there's something about the glint in Moppet's eye when I beg her to be good and not embarrass Mama that tells me I had better go and practice my abject apology speech.

Ah well, que sera sera. Leaving you with a picture of Moppet and her current fancies in life:

1. A book called Bright Start, which has lots of photographs of children. Moppet loves flipping through this book, pointing out which kid is crying and showing me how, which one is drinking waatha or joos, which one is sleeping, and so on.

2. Our old digicam. She takes it all over the house and every so often, squints into the lens and says maayil. Since the object being ordered to maayil is usually unable to comply on account of being inanimate, she goes ahead and does it for them.

3. The top obsession of the moment is her pair of hot pink flip-flops. I have a pair of pink slippers that I wear around the house, and Moppet is always yanking them off my feet and attempting to wade around the house in them. So when I saw these slippers, I just had to buy them for her, even though the smallest size they had was too big for her.

She hasn't quite mastered the art of walking in them yet; they fly off her feet as she trots around and I keep hearing exasperated yells of 'chooooooz!' as she runs to pick them up and put them on again. But for all the trouble they're giving her, seeing as she spends more time on her butt, trying to fit them on her feet than actually walking around in them, she absolutely adores them.

I'm going to have to hide them away tonight or she will insist on wearing them to the airport tomorrow, which will be an absolute disaster.

See y'all Monday, folks! Have a nice weekend!

17 comments:

Kodi's Mom said...

how fantastic! just fly in for the wkend to singapore! enjoy :) and will check both blogs for pictures.
Moppet, be nice to sweet Squiggles and she may actually maayil for you :)

Suki said...

ROTFL! You are such a RIOT, lady! :D

Moppet's Mom said...

K's mom: I know, the hepness of it all is practically killing me! :-)

Suki: Thanks, dear! Nice to know that I can still make the kids laugh! ;-)

timepass said...

Lucky you and Moppet.. Weekend in Singapore.. Waiting for pics of Moppet and Squiggles together...Have a nice trip

karmickids said...

Maayil. You are on digicam. Now I know who the official photographer cum cinematographer on this trip will be....Enjoy.

Tharini said...

Cute picture (toooo cute!), cute post and darn cute flip-flops. Enjoy your spontaneous getaway! Have u remembered to hide the f-fs?

utbtkids said...

Have fun in Singapore. The Jooz and mayil is so precious. She is such a cutie pie.

choxbox said...

maayiling moppet is totally cute :)

we also used to tag along on the hubby's work trips - he would go off to work and we would work equally hard and do all the touristy places. but you have FUN!

Just Like That said...

LOL at Moppet running after her errant chooooz. Her antics are so funny.

And you're going off to S'pore just like that! *green green*
And meeting Squiggles Mom. Have fun, both of you!

Swati said...

Lucky you !!! Will expect pics on Monday ..:)

DotMom said...

you many my envy :) Have a great trip to Singapore. Moppet will charm the socks off all Singaporeans :)

Pic is very cute. A girl can't have too many (pink) choooooz!

mnamma said...

Have fun at Singapore M's M! Moppet has a cute cute maayil and a naughty glint in her eyes in the photo!

Mystic Margarita said...

Have fun at Singapore. Then come back and do a post - will be waiting....

Suki said...

Hope you're having fun! And i'm still having a ball imagining Moppet clutching a camera and flopping along in her pink chooz, asking the refrigerator to maayil!

and trust me, you can give THIS kid a laugh any day! :D

rbdans said...

Hope you are having loads of fun in Singapore :) Moppet's maayil, flip flops and picture perfect pose, too good.

Something to Say said...

o isint she just too adorable - with her hot pink flip flops and all....and the maayil is way too cute
have fun in singapore :)

The Queen Of All Chaos said...

This is my first visit to your blog...I have enjoyed Moppet's Tales!