I read about this first on AhPek’s blog and thought he must be joking until I flipped through the newspapers. True enough, there is this contest where women can take part to show off their lullaby skills.
If it is a mothers and babies contest, then it wouldn’t be so funny but very noble. I had spent my life lullabying my kids for almost 17 years. When the regular “Rock a bye baby, on the tree top…When the wind blows the cradle will rock” doesn’t work on hyperactive balls of nerves, my stress level will go up way high and it will turned into:
“Lok cheebye baby on puki top
If you don’t sleep, I’m going to drop
You on the floor like a rock
You better shaddap and give me a break”
So, you see, lullabying your babies is a very motherly, gentle, loving traits that all moms should have. (except dun folow my lyrics lah, tiu)
But, but, but….what does Nik Aziz of [tag]PAS[/tag], the opposition party in[tag] Malaysia [/tag] has in mind? That wives are responsible for serenading their hubbies to sleep? What does he think we are? Concubines in a harem?
“Aduhai…abang ku sayang
Tutup mata pegi tidur
Kalau tak dapat nak tidur
Nak hisap tetek atau nak kongkek?”
Gimme a break, man! This is wayyyyy funny. No, not my puisi but the fact that there are people who places us women in this situation, expecting us to perform these ‘rules’ which they deem to be building families. If we allow all these to slowly creep into the world, soon, we women are going back in time. I know PAS and Kelantan are confined way up on the northern state of the East Coast. But soon all men are going to have that kind of superior air about them. I tell you, sure die lah like that.
Now, who can create the most humourous ‘Rock a bye baby, on the tree top’ to over ride mine?