I was going to drive back to Penang today, but I fell sick and decided to take another day off instead. Since I was sick, I couldn’t really go out for shopping else the mom goes stir crazy with worry. Instead, I went stir crazy sitting around at home.
I decided to embark on a nostalgic tour of the house, digging up items that reminded me of my childhood. I’m going to blog about one such items.
This is a clay made model of two little monks trying to uproot a giant carrot. I think this was a birthday gift (or was it Mother’s Day gift?) by us three siblings to the mom when we were all still very little. I can’t remember exactly which year, but up to that point of time, we were only drawing birthday cards for mom on her birthday and also Mother’s Day. We wanted to do away with boring cards and buy something within our budget that we think mom might like.
I think we bought this at a shop near our home. It was RM 10 or 15 if my memory serves me right. When me and sister saw this, we were instantly attracted. You see, mom is quite a devout Buddhist, so we thought the little monks factor might appeal to her. And it was kind of cute.
I think mom likes this. I remember us having a laugh when she unwrapped the gift. And this thing survived the test of time and remained as a decoration piece in our home. Yeah, I think my mom definitely likes this one 😀 .