Recently Nadi caught the flu going around and for a day or two his fever ran high and was accompanied by the expected listlessness and lack of appetite. Nothing got a rise out of him- he would just sadly look at things and then look away, burrowing further in my lap for a hug. It was heart breaking to watch especially from a kid who is pretty much on his feet every waking moment, engrossed in some kind of activity or the other. My mom had a brainwave and went out and bought him…waitforit…cleaning supplies!!
When she walked into the room with a small red bucket, a mop, 2 brooms and a Nadi sized dustpan, the look on his face was worth recording. His eyes lit up, his mouth shaping into his favourite expression of excited happiness- the small “ooh” as he scrambled on his feet to rush to play with his brand new toys. Needless to say he’s feeling fine now- Allah Shukar and our house, of course, is spotless!