Thursday, February 25, 2010

Few minutes of computer time for Mom please!!!

After getting hold of a red marker, R, started to scribble on a paper that she picked from the printer tray, while Mom was at the computer.  This was R's usual time of getting to do what she wants without any "NO, R, No!" from her omnipresent Mom.  A Red marker would have been a big NO,NO from Mom, but, this is the time even her Mom doesn't want to be disturbed while she is reading things from the computer that needs to be read, replying to mails, browsing through her face book account to know what her friends are up to and other such important things to do. 

Mom heard the sound of felt scribbling on paper. She peeped under the computer table to find R, scribbling red color on the paper.  R smiled and showed the paper to Mom and said, "Look Mama, Hobbes!! (her doggie)".

The first instinct of Mom was to take the red marker away.  What if R started to scribble on the cream carpet.  Mom thought for a moment.  If she took the red marker away from R, she would have to find another entertainment for R, and that would be the end of the few minutes of computer time for Mom each day.  She also thought, R is so engrossed in drawing Hobbes on the paper she is not going to scribble on the carpet, and she is smarter now and understands that she is not allowed to do that.  So, Mom smiled at R and both of them were happy for the moment.

After a few moments Mom felt very light tapping on her back. She turned to find R showing her hands to Mom. It was RED! She had also iced her RED finger with the RED cap of the marker.  Mom exclaimed, "Oh NO , R!!".  R said, "I got a boo boo mama". Mom was mad.  She had no choice but, to kiss her booboo. She took R to wash her hands, and found R had colored her pants red too.

P.S.  As Mom was writing the story,  R came to mama and said.."Look Mama, I got Lips".  She had mom's lipstick painted all over and around her lips.

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