Stay happy and give up ego for the sake of your little one.
'Avani looks gloomy, watching her coming out of the bus,' thought Avantika, looking at her 4year old daughter. "Hey Sweetie, come let's go home," said she holding her bag. No response. She observed little Rohan who was chattering non stop to her mom. 'She has always been an interovert,' she consoled herself. Once home, she checked her tiffin box as a daily ritual. It was untouched. Her 'aloo paratha' intact. Now she got furious. "Why didn't you eat your tiffin," she yelled. Scared Avani started crying. After changing her clothes and force feeding her 'dal -chaval' she checked her bag. Little Avani dozed off on the sofa.
In the evening, Ritesh as usual came home absorbed in himself. Quitely had dinner, all the while scrolling his mobile. Barely noticing what was on his plate and straight away made to the bedroom. Avantika was busy in the kitchen. Little Avani holding her 'barbie' quitely staring in front.
Avantika and Ritesh both had a love marriage. After 5 years of marriage and they were done with each other. Avantika had left her job for the sake of Avani. She always regetted her decision and had become bitter. While Ritesh was climbing the ladder of success and provided all the comforts at home. He thought he had delivered his responsibility and Avantika should be grateful and understand him. He had work, meetings and tours atleast 4 to 6 days every month. Sometimes he was even working on a Sunday. This left him exhausted.
Avantika went to the bedroom carrying Avani. Now Ritesh was busy on his laptop. 'Oh God dam him and his work', thought Avantika angrily. 'Why are we even staying together,' she fumed? She switched off the light without asking him and lay down pretending to be asleep; but far from sleep. She kept thinking of all the smiling faces of other children at the bus stop. What could be the reason.? 'Is something wrong in our household. Maybe our cold war most of the days is the cause of this trouble,' thinking, she dozed off to sleep.
Next morning it was a Sunday and fortunately Ritesh was home as well. While having breakfast Avantika gently pulled Ritesh mobile from his hands. Surprised but happil he succumbed. Avantika joked, "are you married to your mobile Mister. We are your family. Some attention even we deserve, right Sweetie," said Avantika looking at Avani. Avani smiled at the conversation. Ritesh happy with the attention. "Yes ofcourse, darling! You are my sweetheart. And you, my princess, my lifeline" said he stroking Avani's hand. Now little Avani was smiling from ear to ear. Avantika stood up and stroked Ritesh's hair. Ritesh smiled and took her in his arms. Avantika snuggled. Avani giggled loudly. Ritesh looked fresh. He smiled and took Avani in his arms while still holding Avantika. Finally he said, "Awesome weather! What are we doing inside the house. Let's go for a picnic. Get ready gorgeous ladies" he said bowing. "I'm at your service. We are going to the waterfall." "Wow papa you are the best" clapped Avani happily. "Mumma I will take my Jojo( referring to the doll) along. She will be scared alone." Said Avani happily. Avantika was happy and relieved at the same time to hear Avani speak. "Ofcourse!" Said both in unison.
Aftet 1 hour Ritesh while honking the horn said, "your mumma is never on time Sweetie." Avani agreed and said "yes" giggling from the backseat holding her doll.
Avantika was watching them from the bedroom window. She had given up her 'ego' to gain 'happiness'. Happiness and smile of her family. Little Avani was chattering since morning. As if she had forgotten to speak and found her voice. After all children learn from their parents. They hardly spoke with each other. 'When I gave up my job for Avani then this is a very small price for her happiness.' She thought while locking the door.Please like and share my blogs and follow me for more.