Today the feeling was like falling in love all over again. I know him for almost 2 years now, though I am his sister's best buddy and keep visiting their home quite often, we never got the opportunity to actually know each other individually. Our bonding has grown recently over the past few months, though we engaged in common conversations, today was the first time he addressed me directly and spoke those 2 little words. Well, I have have been yearning all this while for him to speak up the one single word I always hoped he would say. And when the feelings became a public affair, his parents left us to have a quiet lunch together. And for the first time in 2 years, I felt love in his eyes too, I am glad he reciprocated at last :) I missed my camera though to capture this kodak moment :)
I dont know how I never found an opportunity to introduce him on LJ. Shuban is Mihika's
little brother who was born on 18th August 2008. Since Mihi was too young to welcome an additional attraction in the family, I had made up my mind to never let her down when it comes to my affection. Holding back my general loving instincts for babies, for me he was just a little crawling creature in the home I always visited to meet Mihika. I never started noticing him until he started demanding attention. Babies are always a delight, and very soon I started falling in love with this little man. I could no more withhold my love for him, and started gaining acceptance into his tiny little world. I havent even clicked many of his pictures, not even one-fourth of as much as I have clicked Mihi's pictures.
Every time I appeared at their doorstep, he would broadcast a wide toothless grin and run away yelling "aayee" ( meaning - she came). There were times, he called me "amma"(mother) when he desperately wanted something. When you are at the age of being a mother of 2 kids, and yet single and childless, a toddler calling you "amma" is the greatest feeling. It brings life back to some of the numbest emotions you have buried deep within. But you know, someday when he understands the meaning of the word, it is not going to belong to you anymore. So I started teaching him to call me what his sister calls me "Ninni". Nothing worked he could pronounce "chotha bheem " from TV but not Ninni. Love needs patience, and I had to wait.
And today when Mihi and I were busy watching some rhyme videos, Shuban got bored bcos he couldnt recite rhymes as his sister could do. He ran and brought in his Alphabets and Numbers books and pointed at some random page asking me "Ninni idda ?" He finally acknowledged me as his "Ninni" . We are all set to begin a new friendship.
I am thankful to my friends R and S who have brought in so much of brightness, happiness and love to my life with their 2 children. I am glad I introduced Shuban on my blog before he realizes I have been partial to his sister all this while :) I am going to miss them while they will be away for the summer vacation. I hope I dont have to start all over again introducing myself when he is back.