When Tunmun keeps her food in her mouth without chewing it. She gets shouted at by Vibhu. She hits him. Gets punished. Cries and spits whatever is in her mouth. The breakfast remains as is and it’s time for the school bus to arrive.
I insist Venky eats his breakfast himself. Even after constant reminders he eats slowly. It’s almost time for bus and he has quite a bit left. I leave with Tunmun and tell him he cannot leave without finishing. He probably gobbles it up. Comes running behind us. Throws up on the road even before he catches up with us.
We barely reach the bus stop and the bus arrives. Venky and Tunmun board the bus in a hurry. They strain their necks from their seats. As the bus leaves, they wave at us – smiling.
Vibhu and I walk back in silence.