She jumps on her Akka. Tries to open up her eyelids as if peeling apart a cellotape.
Strategy does not work.
But she is Maximum Girl. Will not give up so easily. So she tries and climbs over Akka. Akka does not respond.
She tries to pull Akka’s hair. Still does not work. She looks at Amma for help. Amma shrugs her shoulders.
She gets up on her knees and brings down both her hands on Akka’s back. Akka giggles. She breaks into a grin.
Akka pretends to sleep again. Her face falls. She then looks around, sees Amma is busy folding the bedsheets. She places herself inside the crook created by Akka’s shoulders and knees and borrows her head inside Akka’s shoulders, snuggling away as Akka wraps her up for a tight hug.
And then it starts. She knows Akka is awake. She gets down the bed without falling. And says ‘Aaaaaaaaaaaa’
Akka opens one eye and smiles. She goes ‘Aaaaaaaaa’ again.
Akka opens the second eye and her face breaks into a grin. And she goes ‘Aaaaaaaaaa’ again.
Akka laughs and joins in.
And the two brats of my house start their morning song!