Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sign Language

You say and do so much with your eyes, Nino, you know?

Where should I put the plate? Two keen eyes that point out a barely-there space next to your book.

Hidden dad's Harry Potter? The widening and then the quick blinking of the eyes, followed by a smile that reaches the lips later.

Can I get you some more dinner? The easy-to-miss shake of the head with the eyes closed.

The mums at school tell me you've naughty and expressive eyes, that there's a glimmer of mischief there at all times.

At all times, except when you drop me off to work after school. Because then there's a thin film over them, and I take turns guessing if you're sad, hurt, lonely or just resigned to the fate of having a mum who's never around.

7 comments:

choxbox said...

mommy guilt.. sigh. should really be banned.

Sujatha said...

Seconding chox.

Swati said...

I know!

nitya said...

Its a consensus then! You are hereby not allowed to feel mommy guilt. So there. :-)

Nino's Mum said...

Choxbox, Suj, Swati, Nitya - You guys are ganging up on me ;)
Seriously, one of those many self-pity tinted moments I've had lately. *gets up purposefully from chair with a promise to shake it off soon*

Anonymous said...

Hi Nino's mum, he will be very proud and happy when he gets to know about the work you do. He is a sensible guy :) And what a combination of sense and mischief! Please give my love to your little mischievous, sensible one.

Anjali

Nino's Mum said...

Anjali - thank you so much for your kind words :) hugs.