Friday, July 06, 2007
Just for Fun
Its fun to play with a child. Joyce rewards us with gigles and drools during a game. I and P used to play peekaboo with Joyce and she enjoys it endlessly but we used to get bored shouting "Kande Kande" meaning "Saw you". So we started the adult version of peekaboo, the hide & seek. We hide and make all kinds of noises to lead her to us. We enjoy it and she does when she finds us till then she is shouting "Mumma Mumma" to all and sundry.
We also play the Mumma elephant and little elephant when both of us are on all fours and I follow her around in the house. I dance to the nursery rhymes and when she laughs, I am not sure if she is laughing at the awkward kind of poses I am striking or if she is actually having fun.Who cares anyway.
P and Joyce wrestle on the bed and this was basically invented to keep her on the bed, away from the laptop while I am working but most times they are having a ball.
Between the 3 of us we can play some good football. OK, maybe it doesn't qualify to be called football, maybe the kick, lick, throw or roll the ball. I amuse myself by kicking it around the house because I have never played football in all my life.So I enjoy it as much as she does.
My mom loves all of Joyce's toys. She remains more amused at the dog who is doing a sumersault than Joyce. I have also seen her pull along Joyce's toys and Joyce is found following the toy around the house.
A couple of days back, I was in a meeting room for a conference call. The meeting room over looks 2-3 acres of land with a stable, 4 horses & 4 foals and a fence around almost an acre of land. It was drizzling and the 4 horses kept galloping around with their younger ones following them closely behind. The mother horse kept dodging with the foal running back and forth. They are animals but the bond the mother and the little one shared was obvious. I could see that they were having so much fun.
With one ready to laugh at the drop of a hat you feel like the world's greatest entertainer. With one ready to follow you, makes you feel like a world leader and with one ready to amuse you with every little new jig, you feel very privileged. Even if the 'one' is a tiny tod. And true for probably all living beings.