Last sunday went for my friend's kid 2nd bday party. They had invited all their neighbours and other friends to club it as a getogether event. In 2 days time their kid had grown so fond of me that the moment he saw me came running to me and took me to his new friends for intro :) I dunno what he told them in his broken language. But considering the after effects i guess it must've been something like below.
"Yaruda ithu" one of the kids ask this guy
"machaan..oru allakkai maatirukaan..freeya irunthena sollu..aala paatha anju farex dabbava oray gulpla adikaravan mathiri irukaan..evlo imsai pannalum thaanguvaan nenakren"
"apdiya..test panni pathiruvom"
Ten thousand blue blistering barnacles and thundering typhoons to all those parents who didnt come to the resuce of hapless gils. Adutha 1 hour..thenara thenara gummi. One is pulling my specs..another one climbing on my shoulders..two of them playing sarukku maram on my legs..one scientist kid did something to my timex expedition watch and god knows what he did..the date has got advanced by 1 day. How much ever i try to bring it back its not coming. (I mean the digital display not the keyed one!!) One saathu kid was standing alone. Aio pavamay..ivlo cutea chamatha veshamam pannama irukaanaynu NAMBBBIII avan kita oru toya thooki poten. He threwed it back at me. Suddenly throw-watever-comes-to-your-hand-at-gils became a popular game. Apovachum antha parents nagaranumay..uhumm..ukkantha edathulenthu lighta siripoda oru sound. "Chintu..dont do that ma..play quietly"
adapaavigala..oruthan usiruku poraadituruken..play quietlya!! enakenamo ivankitenthu satham varama ivana poatu thallidunganu idea kudutha mathiri irunthichi.
Then came lunch. By that time..i was so damn tired ..dint realise that it was just one hour since i entered the scene. Felt like an year. one kid was adamant that i should feed him. I felt so happy :) and took up that task little knowing what was coming at me. Soon every kid wanted me to feed them. What followed next was a spillathon. Within minutes every available walking space was filled with chocolate cream cake and jeera from gulab jamun. I think i averaged 3 teaspoons per kid :D
Now for the best part of the day. Lunch. Me and my friend sat for lunch. Bhabhi first gave me 2 gulab jamun. The moment she turned back..two kids came running and snatched the sweet from my plate. I asked bhabhi for one more serving. She said "gils..neria sweet sapdaatha..already u r over weight..unaku 2 thaan" solitu she went into kitchen :(
(moral of the incident..dieticianuku padicha ponna kalayanam pannapdaathu)
Post lunch session i was better prepared. I more or less found out what each of those cute lil devils are after and gave them some task or other to occupy their otherwise uncontrollable mind. When it came time to leave..most of the apartment kids stayed at my friends house itself and we were busy playing :) Their parents, thanking their lucky stars for the precious free time available for them, took a break for siesta.
I had a blast of time with them. I learnt how to construct railway track with station and signpost!!! Never ever have played that game and maaaan!!! its really tuff!! how can kids manage to build that?? or can they really?? it took time for me and i felt like Lalu and mamata combined wen my train started chugging :D I created so much ruckus that bhabhi came..sushed me and went back to sleep!! Evening, while leaving, one kid came near me and asked me to lift him up. Serii..etho secret solapoguthu polanu thooki vachikita he planted a sweet kiss on my cheek and laughed heartily. Soon the procession started. Every kid wanted to kiss me :D :D That one minute will directly go into my treasure chest of precious moments :)
I went back to my room with my heart light as feather. A day well spent :)
P.S: i heard from my friend that the apartment people where enquiring if i wud be visiting him coming weekend also!!! I slept like a log the whole day next day. Orunaal intha kuttipisaasunga kuda meichathukay i was dead tired. Poor creche teachers and playschool teachers. Kovil katti kumbidanum avangalalaam.