While alighting from the school-bus, my younger one exclaimed, “Jahapanah!”
“Jodha!”, I replied, taking his school-bag from him.
All three of us dissolved into laughter, and continued with the silly word-association game we had invented the previous day. It wasn’t particularly funny, but we had giggled so much while making up the rules, we couldn’t not laugh.
“Mamma, please”, hissed the older one suddenly. Someone else had got into the lift, and was giving us strange looks. To save him embarrassment, I struggled to control my laughter.
But isn’t it a pity that the world has forgotten how to laugh.