Tring tring. 'Hello, Mum'
'Guess where I am.'
'At the swimming pool?'
'Pavan is in the water?'
'Yup. The first day.'
'Listen, Mum. The brat is not scared of water. And he doesn't know how to swim either. Its a dangerous combination. Put some fear into him. Please. Tell him he can drown. No, no. Dont tell him that. Tell the instructor that this boy is dangerous.' I babble, scared shit.
'Dont worry, darling, I am standing right beside him.'
Thankfully, Mum swims. I relax.
'Ok. What is he doing?' I ask.
'He is splashing water with his feet, holding the edge. The first step.'
'How sweet. How does he look? Take a photo no please.'
How I wish I was there with him. Inside the pool. Holding his wet slippery belly up. Yelling at him not to splash water in my face.
Imagine. Next I meet him, my kid will have learnt to swim! All thanks to mum.