As the weekend approaches, with much trepidation I await a bombshell to drop, wondering which ''avataar'' is it going to take. Have you ever seen a top spin? I never knew, I would relate to it or empathise with it in my mid-life, having never fancied it much in my childhood. The last three weeks I have felt like a top spinning and spinning, until something comes along and drives me into a tizzy again.
And then I chance upon this phrase, "...an excuse for not working today". They asked for one! I could give them a list! First it was my daughters who wanted to participate in a Bihu function at Talkatora Stadium. This translated into diligently ferrying them across the city for the rehearsals. If only it was so simple. Simultaneously the older girl had her dance class Annual Day coming up. So ferrying trips had to be rescheduled and the timings tweaked to accommodate both the rehearsals. Then came a bombshell that she was to represent school for an inter-school Debate competition. She looked at me with hopeful eyes that I write the script and coach her. Well I succumbed to that saucer- wide, doleful look. God knows why I agreed or even looked into those eyes! So there I was managing time. Discussions with the speaker (my daughter) while negotiating the evening Delhi traffic, writing draft after draft, figuring the best way to put the thoughts across while waiting for their rehearsals to end. And just when I thought we were finally slowing down, came the viral infection that is doing the rounds in Delhi. So now we were doing the rounds of ORS at intervals, throwing-up sessions, home-made remedies and the lot. There were three patients in the house. Two below 12 years of age, my girls, and the third bordering on thirty years of age, my brother.
Insanity was threatening to raise it's sly head. And then there was a breather. We got two respites in the name of Ram Navami and Mahavir Jayanti. Thank God for our secularism endorsing Constitution!!! I leaned on these holidays like a tired woman resting on milestones in her journey ahead. The difference being that I was going round in circles trying to catch my own tail...err...metaphorically.
As I type this post, my maid drops in to announce that she is taking the Sunday off ! So do I need any more excuses for not working today!!! I pledge that I shall not budge from my side of the bed and not look into any eyes, husband's included.
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