Ripped Passport

Attempted at Weekend Wordsmith

Today, I didn't want to leave. My baby girl was in a playful mood. I didn't want to leave her. Her cute little smile. It seemed it was just yesterday that I had got in from my business trip. It was OK when it was just me.  Now I had her. I hated leaving her with my mother and go. But I had to work for her. Our future. 

She looked at me with her big brown eyes like she wanted to say " Don't go,please."

"Oh baby girl. I have to. Don't hate me," I said aloud as I heard the door bell ring, "Nana is here to take care of my baby doll." 

I went down and let mother in. As I chatted with mother and go into the room, I realised with alarm that my passport was in Ani's hands. Now, my baby is that stage where she needs to tear everything, put everything in her mouth. I tried to cajole her into giving it back to me. She just wouldn't listen. She just kept looking at me, teasing me. 

Suddenly, she just ripped it apart. Now, it was time for my eyes to widen. My meeting, my work, all gone. How would I explain it to my bosses? 

I would lose an important account. Mother calmed me down. I made calls and explained the situation. My boss was surprisingly understanding and said that she herself would take a later flight and take care of it. 

She said that she understood what it meant to be a single mother.

I smiled at my baby girl and wondered if this was her ploy to make me stay. Anyway, I was happy for the day off. I spent all day with her in my arms. That smiling face gave me joy that nothing in the world could give. Not the riches. Not all the meetings in the world.

All in all, I was very happy for the ripped passport!



20 March 2009 at 23:54

Touching..!!!Mommies day out ruined by baby's day in ..!!

Good one for sure..!!

Tora tora..!!

  Satans Darling™

21 March 2009 at 00:12

How sweet :) Everything that happens, has a reason ;)

Good one!

  Story Teller

21 March 2009 at 00:43

That was good
felt like cuddling the baby!!

Good write :)

  Story Teller

21 March 2009 at 00:44

And also, thanks for sharing it in Tell a Tale


21 March 2009 at 02:24

:D aha .. mom(s) to rescue :D

Thanks for sharing.


21 March 2009 at 12:22

just too cute !! a nice plot b the baby to be with her mom !!


21 March 2009 at 14:32

All that looks bad isn't necessarily bad..
hENCE proVEd..;P

good one..


21 March 2009 at 15:21

I have always known babies are very smart ... This was a most enjoyable read.


21 March 2009 at 22:39

Boy, I'd hate to be in Mommy's shoes.


22 March 2009 at 08:52

well written.. loved it


22 March 2009 at 18:49

Cute nice one! dat bond betn a parent and a child is aways special....goes way past material things!!!!!
luvd it!