Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Sarah Hana and Anis - Two Darling Sisters (CsH)
Dear Sarah Hana and Anis,
I had planned to write about tit-for-tat, but when I found this note on my desk, tucked under all my other papers - I just had to post this.
Anis Nazihah binti Muhammat Nadzim
4 years old, going on 5
brought her coupon
doesn't understand English
not wearing shoes
feels like she is a poor person
This is a 'report' by Sarah Hana (7-8) on her half-pint sister Anis. Sarah Hana, being in the middle of 2 sisters and two brothers, does not get much of a chance to throw her weight around and this 'documentation' on Anis is an indication that she can take charge.
The last three items of her 'report' had me in stitches. She is placing herself in the shoes of a teacher who is evaluating a new pupil. I wonder how she personally feels, or what she imagines a teacher would think about a 'poor person'? Is it the inability to understand English, the messy hair and the absence of shoes that mark out someone to be poor in the eyes of an eight year old? Or does Sarah Hana thinks these are the features that a teacher looks for to put children into a slot?
Sarah Hana , you really make your tok ngah wonder. Also I hope you're not too angry with me because I 'publicised' your little report. But you're (and Anis) such lovable gems and I just couldn't resist doing this. Perhaps one day you will be able to appreciate, from this posting, what a bright little button you are.
No matter what, Sarah Hana and Anis do adore each other.
Sarah Hana in green and Anis in blue.