Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Usually my son and his dad are at daggers drawn to each other to the extent that sometimes Ishaan says -Mom lets go and live in a separate house and leave dad alone. Thats mostly because the dad insists more on discipline and is less patient and keeps reminding the kid that he’s not a baby any more and is a big boy, which the child is ready to admit only when it suits him.
But our recent trip to India for 3 weeks without dad has brought dad listed in the good books.
Here is an example of the flowing love and affection, which makes me a little jealous.

5 thoughts on “Distance makes the heart grow fonder

  1. ranjit nair

    Nice post Sara. I didn’t get the last line though 🙁 What wars was it . A movie or something?
    Disciplinarian dads are real tough to handle . At least I know for sure from my personal experience 🙂

  2. Deepak Shinde

    Long ago I read a “Middle” in the Times of India, on the same subject,where the child wants to go away with visiting grandparents, and the Mum just says OK, only after a day, the child wants to be back. The punch line is still fresh in my mind,”Allow them to fly away, if they return, they are yours, if they do not, do not lament, they were never yours”.


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