Saturday, August 20, 2005

吹鴉片

While folding the day's laundry, I kept Zara occupied by giving her smaller pieces of clothing to play with. She was busy pulling pieces of her own clothing out from the laundry basket, checking it, flapping it (to see what sound it can make). When she's done with one piece, she reached into the basket for another. This went on for a while, until she got hold of my breast pad in the basket. The minute she held it in her hand, she started sucking her thumb, a natural reflex, as this is her favourite comfort object. She has this look in her face like she's 'high' on something, like the Cantonese saying, "吹鴉片“ (taking opium) which depicts the addiction of a baby to the bottle, breast and in this case thumb/breast pad.

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