Jerapah dan Tiga Peri (oleh Dinara)

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Sebulan terakhir ini Dinara sedang tergila-gila dengan serial The Rainbow Magic Fairies. Setiap kali ke perpustakaan selalu meminta semua buku-buku serial diturunkan. Setelah sekitar 4-5 kali hanya melihat-lihat, akhirnya ia memberanikan diri meminjam satu buku, Lottie, The Lollipop Fairy. Kemudian berturut-turut meminjam dua buku lainnya.

Di rumah, setiap melihat saya nganggur, dia akan selalu menagih, “Bedtime story, Bunda!”.
Nggak peduli pagi, siang, sore, atau malam. Saya membacakan sesempatnya. Biasanya sekali duduk saya bacakan satu bab. Setelah hampir sebulan, pekan lalu, kami khataman Lottie The Lollipop Fairy, yang terdiri atas 7 bab. Buku ini bagian dari The Sweet Fairies. Dan sejak kemarin kami sudah mulai dengan buku kedua, Mara, The Meerkat Fairy yang merupakan bagian dari serial The Baby Animal Rescue Fairies. Minimal ada 200 fairies yang terbagi dalam The Raibow Fairies, The Weather Fairies, The Party Fairies, The Jewel Fairies dan seterusnya.

Saya sering menolak permintaan Dinara untuk membacakan buku untuknya. Alasannya macam-macam. Menceboki Fahdiy, membuatkan susu hangat untuk Dara, menyuapi Mahdi, ngantuk, capek, dan sejuta alasan lainnya. Jadi khataman tersebut memang satu prestasi tersendiri.

Hari ini, Dinara ‘mendalang’, memeragakan boneka jerapahnya mengobrol dengan ketiga buku fairy-nya. Sambil menyusui Mahdi di atas kasur, saya mendengarkan sambil sesekali mengomentari ceritanya. Meski tidak mirip seratus persen, kira-kira ceritanya begini:

Kisah pertama:
Once upon a time, there was a giraffe. And a fairy, Lottie, The Lollipop Fairy. Lottie went to giraffe’s house. Knock knock knock, she said, “Hello Giraffe… I have a heart for you and I want to say I love you…”
The end.

Kisah kedua:
Once upon a time, Lottie went to Giraffe’s house. Knock knock knock, she said…
Saya mencoba mengintervensi, “Assalamu?”
“Alaykum…” ucap Dinara sambil terus mendalang. “Hello Giraffe, I want to play with you…”
“Wa’alaykumsalam, Lottie…”
They played hide and seek. They hid under the rock. They danced. They jumped. And then they were tired. It was night time.
Melihat Dinara diam, saya bertanya, “Did Lottie go home or stay in Giraffe’s house?”
“Stay in Giraffe’s house.”
The End.

Kisah ketiga:
Mara came to Giraffe’s house. Knock knock knock…
“Assalamu’alaykum… Hello Giraffe I want to play with you…”
Girafee jumped up high. Mara jumped up high. They played they played until they were hungry.
Dinara diam lagi. Akhirnya saya tanya, “Who cook then?”
Dinara melanjutkan dramanya, “Giraffe raised her hand. I’ll cook.”
She wore kitchen gloves, mixed the food in the bowl, put the food on the tray, and put the cake in the oven
Then she waited the cake wth Mara.
The cake was ready. It was hot. They waited until it was warm.
It was a strawerry cake.
Saya tanya lagi, “What was its topping?”
“Strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, sprinkle sprikle…”
Saya komentari, “Wow, that’s sounds yummy and delicious…
They ate, and they were full. They were looking for comfy place.
The end.

Kelihatannya tenses-nya masih suka campur past tense dan present tense. Tapi adegan masaknya jauh lebih detil dari yang saya tuliskan. Caitlin nggak sempat bertamu ke rumah Giraffe. Fahdiy yang selesai belajar huruf Hijaiyah bareng Ayah datang nimbrung dan suasananya jadi berubah.

Colchester, Essex, 28 Desember 2013

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