Saturday, 7 August 2010

..little children..

..when a house is bereft of little children and infants,  life tends to flow along languidly, with the dust settling silently on shades and tables..and food cooked impulsively remained untouched..although nothing is immaculate, the furniture is seldom trampled upon, and there is no fear of glassware falling and breaking..the monotony is only broken by the cackle of a rooster or the bleating of a wandering lamb unable to find its way out..

until,sometimes,  the daughters came a-visiting, along with their children..and a house settled within its own repose and quiet, was once again alive with the shrieks of children and the wails of infants..








..they commandeered the whole house..from the bathrooms to my bedroom..and pakmat sat back and relaxed..enjoying the cacophony and relishing the shrieks of paptok!..papatok! ..ah..the scampering of small feet..little mercies are made of these..

13 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

"little mercies are made of these."
Excellent..
Selamat menyambut ramadhan Almubarak to PakMat and his blog's readers..

lili said...

Salam Pakmat,

...they're pain-in-the-neck when they are around; and pain-in-the-heart when they're not...

I'd rather have that pain in the neck! :)

Selamat menyambut dan menjalani ibadah puasa Ramadhan, dear pakmat.

pakmat said...

salam Wan..and selamat menyambut Ramadan, Wan..take care..

hi, lili..me, too..I rather have the pain and aches, wet footprints all over the floor and some poo, too..
salam Ramadan, lili..jdbb..

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Pakmat, the simple pleasures of life r free. In this sense u r blessed, rich & wealthier than a lot of people. Syabas!

Cheers,
Tommy,

P/S - 2 or 3 weeks visits every now & then r ok lah, if u know what I meant....kekeke. U dun want to be turned into a grumpy old man, kan? :))

pakmat said...

..but I am, rich and wealthy, Tommy..now if I can only find some money to spend..:) but I don't mind they visiting a bit more often..

xplorer said...

aaahhhh, the joy of retiring and visit from the children and grandchildren . i wish that i will be bless with a lot of grandchildren later on

pakmat said...

..just you wait, xp, just you wait..) your time will come sooner than you think..cheers

curly hair said...

salam pak mat,

oh dear, sometimes i wish i got some peace in my house. with 2 preschool kids and a baby, i haven't experienced silence for a long time.
heck, i couldn't even hear myself thinking.

no...not complaining, i count my blessing. it's just that sometimes i wondering whether should i go back to work or continue being stay at home mom..hmmm....decision decison..

Selamat menyambut Ramadhan Al Mubarak untuk pak mat dan keluarga.

pakmat said...

..then enjoy them whilst you can, curly hair..for their time with you is so brief..enjoy their cries, and cry for attention..for once the silence come, there will be a dull ache in your heart and you'll reminisce like I am now, of the time that was but yesterday, when you held them in your arms, wiped their tears, and do-doi them to sleep..selamat berpuasa, curly hair..for there are many who would envy you...:) cheers

Aznin said...

Wow pakmat... this must be how my dad feels when we balik kampung. Are you as obliging to your grandchildren as my dad to his? He put up a basketball net (custom ordered the tiang, no less!) a few years back just because my daughter loves to shoot basketball. I think to date, dah 5 biji bola (or more) he bought for my kids! Yup, that's my dad... my daughter has him wrapped around her little fingers, I must say.

pakmat said...

..which granddad is not more that obliging?..:)imagine your offspring having a child of her own..and your children is lucky with a dad like yours..as you are, too..and one day you'll be that gushing grandma, hehehe..cheers..

rizal hashim said...

the best of times pakmat, when the general managers call the shots and we duly oblige...

pakmat said...

.yes, lc..it is always the best of times when it comes to gandchildren..just you wait...