Kids really say the darndest things. It is amazing at times, how much insight they have. And how piercingly true their words are.
Yesterday, I was feeling a bit down, as I was thinking about Satish leaving for Srilanka, early Sunday morning.
The prospect of being alone with the kids, without him, was making me feel so low that I wanted an extension ladder to get out of it. It came in the form of my 6 year old daughter.
“Mommy—Are you upset because your dad died and you are missing him?” (The usual reason whenever they see me on the verge of tears)
“No, baby. Today I am upset because your papa is leaving early tomorrow moning and I’m going to miss him really bad”
She perked up instantly and said in a bright voice “Oh! Is that all? He is not yet dead. He will come back soon! Smile Mommy. You look better when you smile”
I did not smile.
I burst out laughing.