The garage door opens and at the sound of it, two heads lift up. Everything is dropped, as with huge smiles on their faces, they both run in different directions.
D calls out:
Aa gaya tu? (You came?)
Ecstatic Bugz chimes in with a:
Papa Papa Papa!
as she raises both her hands to be picked up.
Bugz in his hands, he turns the corner asking her:
Didi kahaan hei? Dikh nahien rahi? (Where is Didi? Can’t see her?)
Giggles are heard from some corner of the house giving out the location of the hiding Buzz. Alas hard of hearing Paa-daughter duo go about looking all over the house with no success, till they literally stumble upon her.
Hugs, kisses, laughs, long explanations follow. Socks, jacket are discarded in their designated spots and hands are washed. After which they all move on to expedition ‘Chai’. Fight over who will crush the cardamom and who will put in sugar and tea leaves are sorted out.
After which the free choice part of the evening starts with everyone doing what they have to, to finish the day out. But a smile lingers on everyone’s face for the sheer joy courtesy those 15 mins.
Sun does shine on my little family. Touchwood!