Friday, 13 December 2013

caught

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Write Over the Weekend theme for this week

This time your entry must contain, ‘I caught him/her looking at me.’



My son has stepped into his teens. The adolescent phase brings about physical and mental changes. The mental metamorphosis is marred by the changes in moods, irritability , asserting himself which may have gone unnoticed by the outside world.

The physical changes are distinct and marked by hoarse voice, rapid rise in height and sprouting of a faint hairline curve above the lips and sprouting of fine facial hair giving many a 'hair-raising ' experience. His class-mates being some months older to him have already advanced to full blown facial hair giving an unkempt and shabby façade.
Seeing his class-mates resemble a grizzly bear, he has vowed to go for a clean shaven neat look at an appropriate time. I smile at his wise decision.

Before stepping out of the threshold , he glances at the mirror  and asks for my opinion. Off-late he is taken to spraying perfume on his clothes. The fragrance spreading in the house is making me sniff after his generous overdose. I ignored him. From the periphery  of the eye , I caught him looking at me for approval. I smiled . He took the hint and started to pack his satchel to attend tuition classes. I know soon I will have to make space for an after-shave lotion and a shaving kit.

My eyes are moist. It was only yesterday that I brought him wrapped in soft , warm, cotton clothes from the hospital . Today he stands tall and  proud at 176 cms. And I am a proud mother. How time flies........................

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I am tagging Anita , Anmol Rawat ,  knitha urs , numerounity , Heena.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


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