I have been yearning for Bubboo to give me a wide, toothless smile, looking at my face. I have been trying hard to get that out of her, but it doesn’t happen often. When it does, it is only a half-hearted smile. I mean she does smile quite a bit, but it is usually not directed at people.
Yesterday, a relative of our house help dropped by to do the household chores, noticed Bubboo wide awake, and started playing with her. Madame Bubboo turned her head entirely towards the lady, smiled about ten times with her face all alight, and giggled and laughed and talked to her for quite some time. I don’t think I have ever noticed her grinning so much at anyone before, including the OH, me or my Amma, in spite of the three of us doing practically everything for her and staying with her 24/7.
I am amused, yes. I am happy that my child laughed so freely, yes. But then, if you detect a hint of jealousy in my post, you are right, too. Gah!