There’s a small red new scar on my face. Between my upper left lip and nose.This I got from that tiny splash of hot sauce while I was trying to taste my cooking. That happened on Monday before fasting begins. So yeah, the red dot is very very obvious to those naked eyes.
However, my small conversation with my eldest daughter last night at the kitchen sink, was so touching and sweet.
Arissa: Mama, when did u get that ( pointing to my red dot scar on my face)? You got it last night kan?
Me: Not last night dear. I got it two nights ago.
Arissa: Oh ya…Ha ah..you were cooking kan Mama?
Me: Yep! I got it while cooking.
Arissa: Now Mama dah tak cantik.
Me : Tak cantik? ( Surprised with her statement ) That’s ok. Tak pe if mama tak cantik.I got it because I was cooking for you .So that’s ok with me dear. Most important thing, is that mama cook for all of us.
Arissa: Eh! Tak la.. Mama still cantik. Tau Mama?
Me : Ok.. Thank you Sayang.
So yeah. I was surprised when my daughter made that honest statement about my new scar. Of course no one can denied that a scar on the face can turned a person from pretty to not so pretty face anymore. But what touched my heart was how quickly she changed her statement as not to offend me. She even touched my hand while saying that.
I don’t know about other kids around her age. But my daughter is one alert, smart & sensitive soon-to-be 5 year old girl who can sweeten you anytime !