i want hat!!!

12 Feb

it’s amazing sometimes how single-minded children can be. when they really want something, they would ask for it continuously, regardless if they really need it or if they have any use for it

saturday afternoon was spent on a taxi ride with a little girl in the backseat endlessly begging for a hat that wasn’t even cute to begin with. and as much as the little girl was witty, adorable and heartbreakingly aching for that stupid hat, her mom (my colleague) was adamant about not giving in to her demand because she knows it will just be a waste of money. she sulked, she pleaded, she shed crocodile tears, all to no avail. we tried to pacify her by making jokes of officemates’ names, which to us was utterly hilarious, but to no avail. all she could say over and over was “I WANT HAT!”

which got me thinking, we never really get over that, as much as we’d like to think we’ve matured since that selfish phase. we still insist on demanding things from the universe even though every sign has pointed to us not getting them anytime soon. or we stubbornly hold on to hopes and dreams that we actually don’t need or we know aren’t good for us

and i know there are reasons why i haven’t been granted every whim and fancy that i’ve desired. and maybe it will take me a lifetime to understand every one of those reasons. and i will continue sulking and pleading and crying supposedly real tears, until i finally learn my lesson, until the next tantrum

and our saturday ended with the little girl not getting what she wanted but thoroughly enjoying herself by the poolside of the intercon. there’s a lesson there somwhere, i just have to figure it out

1 Comment

Posted by on February 12, 2007 in the ida chronicles


One response to “i want hat!!!

  1. kj

    February 16, 2007 at 4:08 am

    i want him! i want him! i want him!is that too much to ask? hehe.


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