Sarina has the most childish notions; has a heart of gold; refuses to stop chewing tobacco; watches my home and Mia like a hawk and will take great offence if we don't go to visit her on Eid and eat every morsel of food she piles on to our plates. She literally brings a doggy bag over the next day for Mia with kheer and zarda and biryani and the spoilt dog enjoys this glorious mish-mash for breakfast with Sarina declaring Eid a success because even "her Mia" got to celebrate.
She'll say anything that pops into her head...like really anything. When Sid drove her several times to the police station to help her get her police verification done and they were sent back everyday with instructions for coming over the next day, she reported the situation to me with a straight face. "Bhaiya bahut seedhe hai, woh police waale Bhaiya koh ch*&%ya bana rahe hain"! And then continued wiping the dishes ferociously! I wanted to laugh, but looking at Sid's stunned face I choked it down and patted him encouragingly with a "Tomorrow will be better" thrown in for good measure.
|Sarina feeding Mia cake on Mia's birthday|
|Asha and Mia|
She carries a photo of Sid and me and Mia back home to her village to show her family where she works and calls to check on Mia when she's away (she gets very offended if Mia doesn't pine for her - "What? She's eating? Really? I'll be back soon, she'll eat even more!"). She's gone for a month now and we're all a bit lost without her - not just because our house is always a mess without her, but I caught Sid switching between the channels in the afternoon and muttering "Was it Zee TV...maybe Colours...Star TV? Hmm...any of them will do I suppose"!