I am sitting near the window of my room and watching the traffic opposite. I’m waiting for mummy to come home. She went to the hospital today morning. I will tell you why.
As you know, mummy has been becoming fat.
Her tummy is growing too. So much that, she cannot see her toes also. Now I can paint her nails, as I like. She sits on the bed and holds her back. She is in pain, you see. Poppa gives her a nice massage. But only after closing the door. Poppa says, both grannies will feel bad, if they see. I don’t understand why? Mummy never closes the door when she presses Poppa’s back. Then Granny feels very happy!
I see a car coming in. It is not Mommy. It is the Aunty upstairs. She waves at me, I smile.
I’m hungry but I don’t want to eat. Didi made pasta for me. But without Mommy’s stories, food tastes so bad!
I told you Na, Mummy went to the hospital today. She told me, she will get a new baby with her to play with me. I was so happy. I told Mommy, I will be a good girl and share all my toys with the new baby. I asked Mummy, if she will bring back a girl or a boy. Poppa smiled and said “Surprise”.
I like surprises.
From my window, I see Golu jumping in his garden. Golu likes playing with water. His house is decorated and he is dancing with Bosky, his dog. It is Golu’s birthday today. But he said, he will have the party on Sunday. I said ,”Ok and I will get the new baby too”. Golu’s Mommy laughed so much and kissed me. She gives such wet kisses.. But I don’t tell her that. She will feel bad.
Bosky reminds me of Granny. Granny doesn’t like Bosky. In the afternoon, when I was sitting here, trying not to cry, I saw our car coming in. I ran outside. Poppa had come to drop the Grannies. He hugged and told me, Mummy will come tomorrow with the new baby. He then went to collect Mummy’s clothes.
Both Grannies were so happy. They smiled and said, “ Pari, you have a brother! Thank God, not a sister.” They went into kitchen to make kheer.
I didn’t understand only. Why ‘Thank God?’
A sister would have played with my toys na. Now we have to buy new boy toys.
There, I see Golu crying. He has fallen down and Bosky is licking his face. Let me go and help my friend.
I will tell you tomorrow about the new baby.
Bye for now.