Thursday, October 21, 2010

Angelic smile, and an Award

He was listing out his grievances; I had heard it all before, and was barely listening. One sentence hit the mark, "Everyone scribbles on my books."
"Who scribbles on your books?", I demanded. "You are the one who scribbles on our books."
"Not at home. In school."
"Who does?"
He named names.
"Why don't you tell Teacher?"
"I am afraid."
"Then I'll tell her."
"Yes. Do."

That triggered the Mommy-alarm. "Are you sure you don't trouble them?"
Angelic smile.
"Because if Teacher tells me you trouble them, I'll be really angry."
"Then don't tell Teacher. Nobody scribbles on my books."

drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

Vicki Rocho @ Rambles & Randomness passed on the "One Lovely Blog Award" to me a couple of days back. If you haven't visited Vicki yet, you are missing one lovely blog. Check out her post, Kissing up to Karma, and help her spread a bit of unexpected happiness.

Since I have already received the Award, I am not passing it onto anyone right now. But I reserve the right to do so when I have the mindspace to list some more Lovely Blogs.

Thank you Vicki, and thank you EVERYONE for reading.


Dyche Designs said...

Would you look at that face. :0)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Dyche - aren't I mean for insinuating that he could even think of pulling someone's hair, much less actually doing so?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I see the mischief behind the smile! You captured him so well, and the story captures childhood, as well. Nicely done!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award. Love the drabble. The photo is priceless. So innocent, yet just a hint of mischief or maybe mystery.

Thoughts in Progress

SHOE said...

That was a little slice of wonderful.

KarenG said...

Wonderful and adorable! Thanks for sharing it.

Laura Eno said...

Love those little angelic devils!
Congrats on the award!

Margot Kinberg said...

Ryana - Congratulations on your richly-deserved award!! Your blog truly is lovely, and is one of my top must-visits every day.

Little wonder, too, after today's Drabble. I laughed at the end, mostly in understanding, because that very same kind of thing has happened to me, too. Amazing how innocent children can seem when they would rather not admit what they've done...

Deb and Barbara said...

Rayna! BRILLIANT photo!!! He is a wonderful subject, no doubt, but, man, that's one helluva shot.

I so laughed out loud when I got to the end. Great spirit, great story!

xo B

Holly Ruggiero said...

Oh dear, angel indeed.

Michele Emrath said...

Oh, you have a mischevious one on your hands! I have used this tactic with mine before..."So I'll talk to the teacher and she'll tell me the same thing?" Such a great test. :)

Congrats on the award. You know, people just can't stop giving them to you! :)


Hart Johnson said...

Oh, Natasha, what a FABULOUS story! I love the exchange. Very hard to get mad at that face though.

Kerrie said...

Beautiful photo. Love your Drabbles. Thanks for starting my day off in the right direction. :-)

Sree said...

:).. have i told you I love all your drabbles.

sarah@theunwrapping said...

Mama always knows .... :)
priceless photo!

Clarissa Draper said...

What a great story. Children are so cute. I just love the hat on your son.

Congrats on the award.


LTM said...

LOL! That is just how they do, isn't it? I always know when they're too quick to let me "help"... I'm not getting the whole story. :D

Congrats on the award. You are lovely~ :D

Theres just life said...

I love the picture and the story. It's probably a good thing for him your Mommy-alarm went off.
Congratulations on the award.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He wouldn't do that, would he?

Jemi Fraser said...

Now that's a "Who Me??? Couldn't Be!!" smile if I've ever seen one :)

Jules said...

He is a doll! Wish I had a dog alarm like that. Congrats on the award :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Chary Johnson said...

Goodness. Naman is so big now. Look at those gorgeous puppy eyes. Great story! They always love telling one side of the story as long as its in their favor.


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Tricia- thank you, and thank you. He's a born actor, and very easy to capture.

@ Mason- the photograph just "goes" with the drabble, doesn't it?

@ Lance - thank you.

@ KarenG- thank you. If he knows, he'll keep doing it again and again.

@ Laura- he definitely qualifies, and how!

@ Margot- kids are all the same, aren't they? But that's what makes them so adorable.

@ Barbara- he is a born model. But no wonder, his mom is the paparazzi. Thank you.

@ Holly- wouldn't you believe that.

@ Michele- that is the only thing that really works, isn't it? Long may these days last.

@ Hart- near impossible. I can tell you- I am the expert at trying to get mad at that face.

@ Kerrie- thank you.

@ Sree- thank you.

@ sarah- she does, doesn't she?

@ Clarissa- that belongs to his great grandfather, and is rather frayed around the edges.

@ Leigh - so true. What would be do without our mommy alarms?

@ Pamela Jo - thank you

@ Alex- he couldn't, can he?

@ Jemi- the personification of that look, isn't it?

@ Jules- that would be cool.

@ Chary - his teacher is a saint. All teachers are.

Anonymous said...

Cute kid and congrats on the award.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

He *does* have an angelic smile! Such a cutie. It would be really hard to stay upset with him. :)

slommler said...

Sweet and angelic for sure and such the diplomat. Ha!

Helen Ginger said...

That was a fabulous drabble. I was already smiling at the sweet face in the picture, but the ending really made me grin.

Dorte H said...

I just loved today´s drabble - and today´s face :D What a wise guy!

Congratulations on your award.

dipali said...

Toooooo cute- the story and the photo:)

Donna B said...

Your son looks like an actor! What a beautiful face! I love his eyes and his angelic smile...just stopping in to say Hello...has been too long since my last visit. Lots going on, but always a pleasure to see what you are up to. My youngest daughter had her first child. I posted pics, so check him out...

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Medeia- thank you.

@ Elizabeth- impossible to stay upset.

@ SueAnn- he does drive me up the wall, sometimes.

@ Helen- thank you.

@ Dorte- thank you.

@ Dipali- thank you.

@ Donna- He does have an angelic face!


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