It lasted only 10 seconds, but it will easily classify as the most wonderful moment of my life. Vibhu had taken off since he was not too well and stayed home with Venky. I came home at little later than usual and was informed by the nanny that both father and son were oversleeping their afternoon nap. I tried to quitely tiptoe into their room, but Venky woke up. He took a huge ‘angdayee’, flashed his widest smile and threw his arms wide open. As I went into his little arms, he kissed me and said “I love you”. Such a dream come true! Now I know why everyone has kids! I just wanted to hold him and stay like that, but Venky was soon restless and wriggled out of my hold.
I was smiling all through the evening. Vibhu was having a tough time handling his envy. “This is not fair”, he kept saying, “I was the one who stayed home with him”.
As goes the old adage… Everything is fair in love and war 🙂