Have A Happy Holiday Everyone
Adventure at the Water Lily Pond with Bodhi and Kai
By Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
After Kai and his little nine month – old brother, Bodhi, filled their stomachs with delicious food that grandma Ing fed them, they are going for a ride. Bodhi is ready to be in his walker. Kai gets his mini truck out, putting a robe around the back of his truck and tied it on the front of Bodhi’s walker. Then he starts to drive Bodhi around the house. Kai and his brother cannot go outside because of the COVID 19 pandemics trouble.
At the end of the trip, Kai stops at the area that Grandma Ing is putting one of her large artworks, “By the Water Lily Pond”, on the hallway wall. Bodhi touches the face of the girl in the artwork. He murmurs, a sound, like, “Mom ma, Mom ma”.
Then he opens his mouth wide and makes many funny faces.
Then he turns to grandma with a confused face as if to ask Grandma “Who is she?”. He is too young to talk. He only can make sounds like Ma – Ma or Da – Da. The next word he probably says is Kai – Kai.
“Bodhi! Look! I have some of Water Lily Flowers for you.” Kai gets a big bunch of Water Lily Flowers from the pond. “I am going to give one each to Mommy, and Daddy. How about we give two flowers to Papa? I’ll give one to Nana, one to Pa, one to Grandma Ing and one to Grandpa John. I think I have enough for everyone.”
“Kai! I see the mother duck, and baby duck. Do you see the parrot flying this way? I love this Pond. We can see all kind of animals. They’re so beautiful. I love them all.” Bodhi is happy to be outside of the house in nature.
Come on Bodhi! Jump in the water! You’ll like it. I ‘ll teach you how to swim”. Kai is having a very good time. “Thank you, Brother Kai, but I love to sit up here seeing all the Water Lilies and animals around the pond.” Bodhi smiles happily.
Grandma Ing has woken up from day dream and wishes that her two grandsons can go to the park or someplace outdoors rather than staying in the house all the time. Hopefully, the vaccine for COVID 19 will help improve the situation, and prevent people from getting the virus. Then we can go out to enjoy nature and people can come together again. Especially, in spring we love to celebrate the cherry blossoms and have lunch together with the family and friends at Branch brook park, in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
I produced “By the Water Lily Pond” in 1998.”
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, December 24, 2020
Have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Bodhi, Kai, Mali, Jim, Nana, Pa, Papa and all the Aunties, Uncles and Cousins
Love, from Ing & John
Thursday, December 24, 2020
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