No, this is not about the Salman Khan movie. πŸ™‚

Lil D has plastered the wall next to her bed with all her drawings. She has even put up a title for her collection — “gallery”! She’s got smiley faces, Noddy, teddy bears, stars and what not. All the stickers I buy for her school projects end up on her gallery instead of the project.

Guess what the latest addition to her wall is? An orange-haired person with a big smile and a sack. At the top is printed “FROM POLICE”. And below that is written “Robber Want”! I’m sure the police will want to hire her immediately as their sketch artist. The robber might oblige and sit for a portrait too! πŸ™‚

Yeah, I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but I’m just too lazy to transfer the pic from the camera to the computer and then some.

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The other fun thing that happened was we mothers got talking and came up with this idea of having a Halloween party, just so that we could use up some of the fancy dresses that were lying around in the kids’ closets. Yours truly, who never celebrates any festival if she can help it, actually got into the Halloween spirit. I cut out paper bats and pumpkins, drew a totally harmless looking ghost that emitted a weak Boo!, put up double curtains in Lil D’s room so that it was dark enough but not too dark, and lit candles.

Lil D and her friends were no less. Lil D wrote “DANGER” on one paper and put lots of blood all around. Her friend A wrote “HONTED HOUSE” (Lil D supplied all the spellings! :D) and put lots of blood all around. Her other friend S wrote “YOU WILL DIE” and put lots of blood all around. Talk about gore. These kids seemed to just love the idea of having lots of blood everywhere. They also drew scary bloody hands and legs and cute spiders with glasses! I stuck these all over her room. They decided to dress up witches, and guess what they were most excited about? The blood red lipstick that they wanted practically all over their bodies!

They had loads of fun of course, trying to scare the two other girls who had come dressed up as princesses. Perhaps this is a good way of making kids laugh at their fears?

But the weirdest part was that kids actually came trick-or-treating to the apartments in our complex! Proof that globalization is not just about corporates. πŸ˜€

2 thoughts on “Wanted

  1. This was so much fun to read!

    And Ano, no excuses – I want to see that orange-haired robber with the sack on his back who is so desperately “want” πŸ˜€


    Hmmm that reminds me I’m yet to google for explanation of the “trick- treat” thing that I keep reading whenever there’z some mention of halloween..

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