Time: Last night
Place: At our favourite 24 hour clinic located somewhere in Andreas' home turf...
All the ladies in the Belacan family are down with something. Suzanne is recovering from measles, baby SueAnne is irritated with phlegm and Mrs B has a recurrent sinus attack due to sleepless nights. Me? I will take a rain cheque because there's no one around to manja me, hehehe!
Anyway, today's post is about Suzanne, my 5 year old girl. At the clinic, there was another family with a 4-5 year old boy who is about 4 inches shorter than Suzanne. As usual, Suzanne will head for the kids slide whenever we visit that clinic. Seeing Suzanne, the boy, whom we shall now call as Romeo, for the sake of identification (sic!), went to the slide too. And they played together under the watchful eyes of both families.
I noticed that the boy, Romeo, was forever trying to get Suzanne into a conversation but my girl kept quiet the whole time. She just focused on climbing the steps and sliding down. Romeo never gave up. He would follow Suzanne up the steps and then slide down too.
After a while, I think Suzanne got bored and came back for manja-ing from her Belacan daddy. Romeo followed her and said, rather gruffly with gesturing hands, "Come!". Suzanne just stared at him blankly. "Come!", said Romeo again with a slightly louder voice. At that point, Romeo's mother called him back and reprimanded him for disturbing Suzanne.
Shortly, we took our medication and left. Seeing Suzanne leaving, Romeo quickly ran out of the clinic and followed Suzanne! I can hear his mom shouting to him to go back! hahahaha! About 12 feet away from the clinic's door, I asked Suzanne to wave Romeo goodbye but she didn't want to. Just then Romeo stopped in his tracks and looked at me. Mischievously, I gave him the Stare-of-Death for 1 second. Our young Romeo immediately ran back into the clinic, muahahahahar!
Since I am a subject-matter-expert, I am thinking of writing a book, "How to Manage Buayas for Pre-teen Girls". Should be a best-seller among parents with girls, eh?
Belacan says... "Chapter 1: Buayas like to be lovingly whipped! Muahahahahar!"