Just when I thought Ting had forgotten about the terrapins, I received a call yesterday. "Can you bring the terrapins here...now?"
"Nooo. I am at the office, the terrapins are at home and you're all the way across the island!"
"How about tomorrow?", she asked politely.
I couldn't promise so she extended the deadline to Friday. Then her mum called. "I heard you're coming on Friday? Ting wants me and her daddy to be around to welcome her terrapins."
Gosh, all that fuss over two tiny reptiles!
I brought the terrapins, tank and all, over to my parent's house this morning. Mum looked at me disapprovingly, "Why did you buy them live animals?"
Ting was estatic while her lil sister was super curious. They spent all morning peering into the box and bickering amongst themselves.
"Mei Mei, stop shaking the box! Keep your hands off the cover! Mine is bigger. The small one with the black tummy is yours."
Soon little Mei Mei came to me, all teary, "Cheh Cheh keeps scolding me."
Grandma got fed-up and threatened to give the terrapins away. "If you girls don't stop all this nonsense, I'll ask Koo Koo (me) to bring them back!"
Sorry, I'm not taking them home. Then I hurried off to work.