While talking on the phone with my best friend Aina yesterday, my niece Olivia was beside me with her notebook and crayons. Olivia kept on bugging me to draw a mermaid. Not able to give my full attention since I was on the phone, I got a pencil and drew a mermaid half-heartedly.
My niece looked at me and asked me to draw a mermaid again. I said I drew one already, pointing to my drawing. She said I should draw one more. I asked why. She didn’t say a word. I asked, “Is my drawing not pretty?” She just stared at my drawing, then she stared at me for a while. I’m guessing she was too shy to tell what’s on her mind but blurted it anyway. “The mermaid’s tummy is too big,” she said. Hahaha! 😉
Oh well, how could she notice that? It’s just a drawing. Probably not in this digital age where illustrations and drawings on iPads are on their way to being 3D.
This is my yet another fun foretaste of parenting. Next time I would probably tell my child to wait patiently till i can give full attention or I can just attend to him whole-heartedly.