The conference call finally wound up long after the appointed hour.
The tired Dad checked the time on his laptop. “Phew! I’m late again!!” He cursed silently and packed up for the day. He had promised his recuperating wife, he would be home early, to take care of their child. He understood, she needed the rest. But lay-offs all around meant longer hours at work.
Dad came home from work bone tired. He turned the key and stepped in, hoping to find peace. There was no sign of his wife anywhere. But the son was waiting by the bedroom door, playing with his toys.
Dad picked up the son, kissed him and walked inside, “Where’s mama?” he asked.
The son softly replied, “I put her to deep sleep papa….” and smiled oh so quietly.
“ What I saw…“. Dad had no chance to complete this sentence… even to himself.
The son continued to play with his toys, humming a nursery rhyme.