Friday, May 1, 2009

A Baby?

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Whilst waiting at the Roads and Traffic Authority office to pay my car registration, I noticed there was rack after rack of babys' and childrens' clothes beside me. Inquisitive, I took a closer look. I started to choose a couple of outfits with my seven-month old niece and my sister-in-law's unborn baby in mind. The closer and more involved I got the more excited I became. I could even feel a tremor of excitement in my hands. Pink overalls, yellow frilly tops, tiny blue velvet jackets and petite pistachio pants. My arms were almost overwhelmed when I noticed a little wriggle appear from a striped blue jumpsuit. I looked again and there was another movement and a jerk of a tiny arm. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a baby, yes, a newborn baby boy! I couldn't hold back any longer. I threw aside what clothes were still in my arms and reached for this adorable infant. I held him and smelled him and felt his velvety soft skin against my cheek. I couldn't just stand there so I approached the desk and caught the attention of the service person standing behind it. I told her of my find. She asked me if I was the baby's mother. Of course, I answered no. She then stated that she needed proof that I was not the mother of the baby and that I had not abandoned the baby in the first place. One way she could get her proof before calling authorities was to check to see if I was wearing a nursing bra! About to pull the neck of my top to the side to prove that I indeed was not wearing a bursing bra, I was disturbed by an almighty sound.

My husband's snoring!


Sarah Lulu said...

Hahahahaha ohhh you did have me going.

Loved it loved it.

lunarossa said...

I was already worried about the missing mum and the poor abandoned baby. You teaser! Ciao. A.

Natalie said...

Heart in my mouth! And as you know, Mervat, that is not where it supposed to be. Wicked womann!!xx♥

Valerie said...

Ooooooo what a tease and there was me worrying about baby's mother. Well done in keeping us all on tenterhooks.

♥ Braja said...

You had me going too :)

AVR said...

This was great. You had me going to, excellent story telling! I could actually put myself in that story with your descriptions. Excellent.

darla said...

Fooled me too!


lakeviewer said...

Oh, precious. You must be wishing stuff.

Suko said...

Thank goodness this is FICTION!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

NO no no no no no!!! That did NOT happen! LOL That is so funny!!!

Ack. I just looked above and see that I fell for this hook, line, and sinker! :)) I still loved it!

sallymandy said...

Fetching and original! I love your story, Mervat. xo

Suko said...

(P.S. I've added you to my blog roll!)

Leigh said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, what a shame!!!

I'm a terrible one for babies; I've already turned into one of those old ladies in the supermarket who peer into every pram and car-seat-carrying trolley to admire its contents, usually to the bemusement of the attendant parents (so spaced out on sleep-deprivation that they appear rather confused at the world's interest in their little package of noise/poo/posset).

Me? I love 'em.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog; I like the look of this one.

septembermom said...

You got me that time! Good job:)

Aspiring Writer said...

Haha. I knew something was up! Enjoyed it.

The Clever Pup said...

That's a nice dream to have.
Beats my dream of my husband marrying the woman across the street!

Mervat I hope you are feeling better.

Brenda said...

lol! Thats funny, great story :)

Mervat said...

Sarah Lulu: I am so glad you liked it!

lunarossa: Sorry for being a such a tease!

Natalie: Thank you so much! I don't get called wicked often...I think I like it! xxoo

Valerie: Thank you! Sorry for being a tease though! ;)

♥ Braja: Sorry for was fun writing though ;)

AVR: Thank you so much!

darla: I'm so sorry!

lakeviewer: Thank you! On the contrary, actually! Just many babies being born into my family!

Suko: Thank you dear! Thank you for adding me too xo

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub: Thank you so much...I think I owe everyone an aplogy! ;)

sallymandy: Thank you so much! xx

Leigh: I am also one who is appreciating babies from a distance, and I just love it! Thank you so much for the compliment.

septembermom: So glad! Thank you xo

Aspiring Writer: Thank you so much!

The Clever Pup: You made me laugh. Thank you! And yes, I am feeling better thank you. I want to post on my fashion blog, but not yet; I now have progressed from PJ's to tracksuit pants and a top! Very stylish...not!

Brenda: Thank you for visiting and for the compliment!

SSQuo said...

:) As I was reading I kept saying 'no way', 'no way', but then I figured ok....'yes way' clearly its happening.

And then I heard your husbands snoring! Good one.

Kim said...

Good one! What a beautiful baby in that picture!!

Mervat said...

SSQuo: Thank you so much for your comment. Glad you liked it!

Kim: That baby is just so cute isn't it? I am just so clucky for my 8 mointh old niece and my nephew/niece to be born in August! Can't wait!

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