Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ah, to be a litte girl

I write a lot about my Little Angela in Dubai, and her kid brother the little angel, but I think most of you know I have a Bigger-But-Still-Little Angela in California too (not to mention her two little angel kid brothers)...
BBS (Bigger But Still) Little Angela is 5, going on six in a month. She's in Kindergarten, and to listen to the conversation she had with my mother on Wednesday night, you would want to be her age again, and back in Kindergarten... I hadn't spoken to BBS Little Angela in months, so the conversation was extra-amusing for me. My favourite parts:
  • "Grandma, can you send me a letter with a picture in it? I'm going to draw you a picture and send it to you in a letter first and then you can write me back."
  • "Grandma, do you have Mama's address so you can send the letter?" (Always skeptical)
  • "Grandma, can you also buy me a a beaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful blouse from the market?" (and people, I wrote beautiful that way because I swear, that's how she said it. The moment she said beautiful, I felt like we were out of the actual conversation and in a fairy tale where they were talking about the "beaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuutiful princess").
  • When Grandma asks what colour the blouse should be: "Oh, a beaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuutiful pink blouse. But if you can't find pink, it can be purple or white or any other colour" (so the key here again people, is that the blouse just needs to be "beaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful")
  • And my favourite, as the phone call is winding down: "Grandma, I have to go now, because I have to watch TV"

Where do I get a time machine? Are they accepting applications to be 5 again somewhere?


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go back to 5 on a dare, unless I could swap childhoods with someone. But 21 would be sweet (provided I could know then what I do now.)

noha said...

Actually, COTW, I should re-phrase. I don't remember age 5. We lived in Saudi Arabia for 4 years for a job my father had and came back home just before I turned 6. Somehow, my "memories" from before that are all actually learned memories based on stories I've heard. But 6? I remember it fairly well, and though things were good at home, I might want to skip 6 and 7 because I had almost 0 friends at school, but I would happily go back to being 8. I LOVED being 8.

Anonymous said...

You'd have to do puberty all over again... naw. I'd like to have my 30-year-old body back, but keep my current knowledge