Its just 10:30 pm and I just cannot sleep. I had a bad headache in the afternoon and it got better after I had my dinner. Everyone is asleep but me. And lying alone in the bed I have been thinking about tonnes of things.
And as I was busy in my thoughts I got a comment on the previous post about the parents forgetting about their 23 month young boy. And then I drifted away to some incidents when we could not find Anirudh for couple of minutes.
One incident I have posted in the previous post. Similar incident had happened this year again in a wedding . One moment he was standing next to me while I was talking to someone and the next moment he was gone. It took us about 5 minutes to trace him. On asking where had he gone off he replied "main to bas paani peene gaya tha".
Another incident similar to this happened during our Udaipur trip. Betu wanted to use the loo. I took him to the ladies loo but there was a long queue. I waited for his dad to come where we were. After a while betu said he cannot hold on so I made him sit on the scooter and walked away about 20 steps away from him to call his dad so that he can take betu to the gents loo. And when I turned back he was gone. It took is some 5-7 minutes to trace him. Me and hubby bothI were quite scared since the place was so crowded with tourists.
I know this was a mistake on my part and can be called sheer carelessness when we know he has this habit of walking away just like that.
And then I felt I was no different than these parents. So am I right to judge them so negatively? I guess not.
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