The kid has an exam tomorrow. In a subject that she needs help with – Hindi. Having been caught up in studying for other exams like Math and Tamil, she had been ignoring Hindi. This evening at 6.30, she approached me for help. As I sat with her, I freaked at the lack of time, her lag and everything in between. Just as I was about to lose it and get hysteric, we got a phone call.
A young couple we know, lost their 8-day old baby. The baby had not cried when he was born, and was on ventilator support before he passed on.
Someone landed a blow on my head.
I have a child who cried with fiery gusto the moment she was plucked off me, and has since been living life to its fullest. So what if she missed a few deadlines in school or lagged behind a little in one subject for one exam?
The kid is sitting right next to me and I know she is stressed because she is drawing in the iPad. I couldn’t be more grateful for a child who is healthy enough to feel the stress of something as stupid as exams. As soon as I publish this post, I am going to pluck the iPad off her hands, and give her a bone crushing hug.