Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On leaving home

When I picked up Ashwin after school yesterday, I told him that I had enrolled him for year1 for next year. He seemed a bit worried.

Amma, do you know that when I go to very big school, I will be LIVING in my school?

Why? I asked him. Because that’s what you did!

When I could stop laughing, I told him that he had a good 12 years to go for that. And by then, it won’t be such a bad thing.

But I love you and Divya a lot, he replied. I want to live with you forever.

I assured him that after 12 years, if he still felt that way, he could live with me, or perhaps I could also live with him in school if he prefers. He seemed pensive for a while and then said:

Can I think about it and tell you after 12 years?

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