I was worried that it might take ages before bunso could finally get comfortable with her Dada, whom she only sees once in a year. The moment she saw him at the airport, I had to show my husband’s photo on iPad and explained her that it’s the same person whom she was seeing then in the computer. She looked at him, not moving, then looked at me and said “Mama, takut ti Ishi eh”.

Since this little girl is so fond of my iPad, I told my husband to give it to her and ask her to play with him. She gladly came to him and that was about it. Today, she’s more closer to her Dada than of her Ate Deye. In fact, when I came out of the bedroom this morning, I saw my bunso, seated on her small chair right in front of her Dada and said Mama “e-assage e-Ishi e-Dada”. Right, she’s fond of adding “e” in every word that she says.

I’m glad it didn’t take her a while to know her Dada, and get closer to him.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.