Today a friend dropped by to borrow some food containers from me, her friend, Kim was with her too. It was the first time I met Kim but we had a short yet interesting chat.
Half way through our not-knowing-each-other but trying-to-make-friendly conversation, this came out:
Kim: So when is your girl coming home?
Me: She will be home in December.
Kim: Uh! Why December?
Me: Oh, she's in a boarding school.
Kim: Isn't she too young for boarding school? (She sounds a bit not approved here)
Me: Well, she's quite okay with it.
Kim: But she needs you! You're her mom! (Her voice was a BIT high now)
Me: Ummm.. it had been tough in the beginning but we've pulled through it.
She then gave me a look which made me feel really uncomfortable. You know those evil stares like Eva's, that's something like hers? It's as if I had done something really wrong.
Me: My daughter is 16 now. I think she knows how to take care of herself.
Kim: 16? Really? I thought she was a LITTLE girl!!!!
Me: No way! (I chuckled. It must be 10 years ago then)
(My friend finally came out from the kitchen and joined in the last part of the conversation. She laughed but confirmed that my daughter is 16 years old)
Kim: Oh, I'm so sorry! I saw the toys and I thought your child was in the nursery.
Alas! I got it at last!
My house is full of toys! Toys are everywhere: in the kitchen, living room, study room, you name it, they are there. I found Eva's bouncy balls in the toilet a couple of time too. Don't ask me how they got there : )
However, I'm puzzled!
Do her toys look like human puppies' toys?