[Actors: Papa, Mommy & Baby Luqman. Scene: Home Sweet Home]
Papa: “What are you reading for the children this weekend?” He asked nonchalantly.
Thoughts in my head: “Okay, normally he couldn’t be bloody bothered, what’s gotten into him today?”
Me: “That’s What Leprechauns Do!” I hollered excitedly. Luqman stared at me with his two huge “guli” eyes. Perhaps he is thinking “what have I done to deserve a crazy mom like her?“
Papa: “Apa dia? Ho ho ho! ha ha ha ha ha! he he he he! kik kik kik kik!” He laughed like an intoxicated cow and he subsequently shook his head in an attempt to humiliate me further.
Me: “Why you laugh? I am reading That’s What Leprechauns Do. You know leprechauns?” At this juncture, I have to shamefully admit to you that I pronounced leprechauns as “lep-re-chons.”
Papa: “Eiiii…. leprechauns lah! As in “laaap – riiii – kons!” He corrected me without mercy knowing that I’d be so humiliated about this. Luqman kept looking at the both of us in utter confusion. And he continued laughing at my stupidity.
Papa: “And you are reading to the children? You can’t even pronounce the words carefully!” He wasn’t quite done yet, was he?
Thoughts in my head: @#$%^&**&^%!cow@#$%^!
Now that I know how to pronounce Leprechauns without my tongue doing the acrobat, I’ ll see you guys & your children at –
Venue: Borders, the Curve, Damansara.
Date & Time: Sunday 29th July 2007 at 3 p.m.
Book: That’s What Leprechauns Do. Written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.
[Image from Amazon.com]