Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The calm before the storm?

After many many days, I'm finding some time to breathe...that is now. A small respite from work, work and all work, that has made me a tad bit dull! I sure have my queue of jobs, but all awaiting "the brief", so I decided to call it a break. The calm before the storm, no doubt. But might as well enjoy the calm while it lasts, rather than cry about the impending storm! PHEW!!!

Well, April-May is perhaps the toughest time for working mothers in India. What with kids at home, doing nothing worthwhile, simply lazying about, watching TV, fighting with each other, messing up the place....and everything to drive you nuts! All attempts to get my elder daughter to focus on something more constructive has failed thus far! Albeit, half a day till tomorrow, she's occupied by a small camp for kids at Church. After that, only God knows how I'll keep my sanity, through the day.

Sadly, my little one all of 4, is down with a strange viral fever with little bumpy rashes on her arms and legs, since the last couple of days, and to make matters worse, she's got 2 blisters in her mouth. Not chicken pox, the doc said...just a viral bout - mild fever with the above symptoms. Must be the heat. The fever's gone (in 2 days), but she's not eating anything because of those blisters. More or less on a liquid diet of juices, milk & soup. Sometimes, she gets so cranky and throws up a tantrum from the time she gets up, that I feel helpless, and soon that helplessness turns to impatience. I hope she gets well soon.

One thing that is keeping my spirits up is, my sister is landing on the 24th...reason enough to celebrate, bcoz that's when we indulge in a vacation to nearby places. And to top it, it's my mom's birthday on the 24th. Last year too, my sis was here around that time, and the dinner celebrations were rollicking fun with the family. We're looking forward to more fun this time :)

Well, as I was writing this, I had to take a couple of breaks. To attend to work, what else! So much for "breathing" time!!! And yes, work beckons...so ciao and don't forget to share your holiday experience ( kids' holiday experience if you are a parent or your own)....

And pray, I don't get caught up in the storm!

11 comments:

rama said...

Hi,
it sure has been a long time.It is good to hear you have convinced yourself to take the much wanted break.Children and tantrums go together just as patience and impatience go together in moms. Don't worry, she will become alright pretty soon. Nice to hear about all the impending celebrations in the family, enjoy them, and enjoy your sister's visit.

KParthasarathi said...

The break is a welcome oneenabling you to attend the sick child,
entertain your visiting sister,
celebrate mom's birthday with gusto and relax carefree lazing around.The break may prove a blessing in disguise and the storm you fear may after all be a hail storm bringing you pots of luck and a rewarding job.Have a great time

Shilpa Garg said...

Oh! It is a tough task to keep the kids entertained during vacations! Hope your little one is fit and healthy soon. And have a great time with family. Cheers :)

Tara said...

wishing u never-ending fun !!

RGB said...

Thanks Tara, Shilpa, KParthasarathi & Rama for your warm words....but just wanted to quickly clear the misinterpretation of the "break" I'd meant. It was just a 2-hour break from my usual back-to-back routine at work. And that break too saw me finish off a couple of one-liners in between!

Nona said...

A lot of things happening at your end!

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Destiny's child said...

I hope lil Becky gets well soon. And be happy while it's calm - you can tackle the storm when it comes. Till then, enjoy. :)

Rachna said...

Yes, I am battling the same problem at home. Recently got a tooth extraction and root canal done to add to the misery. But, I am trying to keep my work load low to manage somehow. I give them gadget time and they go out to play cricket etc. with friends. And that is the time when I can work :). Wish you luck! Hope your younger one is feeling better. And I am also waiting for my sis to come down.

Aleta said...

Aww I'm so sorry your little isn't feeling well. Sending prayers.

I hope you have an enjoyable visit with your sister and happy birthday to your mom!

Reflections said...

I hrd the heat is unbearable this year, hope ur lil one's better now.

And it's time to write abt how u had a blast with sis;-D