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July 19, 2006

Girl next door.

Theres a big apartment complex near my apartment. They have a play area for children with swings, slides, see-saws, etc... and in the evenings I stand on my balcony with Ashu and show her what a play area looks like! (We occasionally go to parks when it does nt rain but shes still too small for everything and there are no baby swings anywhere! This info so that no one sues me for being a bad mom!) Anyway, every evening I see a young girl of about 6 or 7 years old. She looks like a servant maid. She comes with a 2 year old girl and baby-sits her. Even though the child can swing on her own, the girl keeps her on her lap and swings. Until some mother comes with her child and asks her to move. Then she slides with the child on her lap. Then the see-saw. She puts the child in one end and she sits in the middle and rocks.
I don't want to know what she does in the day time.


The Inquisitive Akka said...

There are so many little girls like the one you saw. I wonder when all these kids will go to school and live like children, not little adults. Right now it seems like a distant dream.

Dadoji said...

However, if this means that older girl is kept out of harm's way then I can live with that. What is the alternative - that's important to know (rarely possible).

B o o said...

Dadoji - Thats what I thought too. In a way Im happy that I dont see her in the day. Hope she goes to a school!

Akka - More than going to school and being children, working for a living is what brings a tear in my eyes! As always, I only talk about it! :(

EnGeetham aka "My Song!" said...

Once in a while I come to your blog. I saw your comment on "As always, I only talk about it! :("...

Anonymous said...

If possible, talk to that girl or her parents.. If she wants to go to school maybe we can arrange something for her. I can arrange the money till she decide to be in school & you there just make sure she goes to school.. I mean get monthly report from the school or arrange it to send me in email..let me know

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