Today I was on leave. I decided to stay at home for Chirpy. Though no situation had arrived which demanded my presence around her, but I still wanted to be around her. Honestly, it was me who wanted to be near her.
In the morning when I got up, I contemplated a lot whether to call in sick or no. Whether to even stay back or no. After thinking for good 1 hour, I decided to call my boss about my leave but also decided to not lie. I told him I need to be around my child. He must be a good man or I’m just plain lucky or both, he readily agreed and said take care! God bless him!
So the entire day I did everything for Chirpy. Fed her food, changed her clothes, moisturized her, played with her and also slept along with her. It felt like ages since I had slept with my baby in the afternoon. That long lazy ‘nap’ that we mother and daughter took was an amazing experience,after a long time.
I think she also felt the same magic,as me,since she curled up in a C with me and stuck to me like that for 3 hours. Both of us slept like that,without changing sides.
This mother-child bond is special. Have heard and read it so many times. And every time it’s my turn to feel it, it feels anew. The bond that we are sharing since 17 months now,still touches the strings of my heart and creates a melody. I feel all mushy and teary eyed. My throat chokes when my baby hugs me and calls me “Aai” !
It feels blessed to be a mother, it really does!