Today morning, when I was standing at the bus stop to drop off my daughter, I realized it was freezing outside and she is not wearing her school blazer. Immediately, I got into a frenzied emergency mode ignoring the fact that she was already loaded with 3 sweaters…and it was definitely not cold enough for water to turn into ice! So practically speaking, she was safe!
But there I was all worked up!
‘Hey, Ishita, you must be feeling cold! I will run and get your blazer or my own coat.’ I spluttered anxiously.
‘Mom, it’s cold but I am fine. You please relax!’
I took a deep breath to calm myself and asked her again in just short of 2 minutes, ‘Are you sure Ishita, you are not feeling cold!’ I must have sounded like a frantic mother whose child is stuck from neck below in the freezing snow of the Arctic, because Ishita gave me one of those warning looks that meant ‘Mom Please!!’
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