Rather weird, isn’t it? I mean everyone hates Mondays especially on social media. Even before Monday dawns, people start cribbing as if it were the end of the world. It has almost become fashionable to do so. After the portrayed or real indulgence of the weekend, Monday seem like a groan. For starters you have to wake up early. Me, I get up almost at the same time all through the week, give or take a few minutes so well! Get into the same routine of getting the kids ready and packed off to school and then settle down after breakfast and sometimes workout with your laptop and work for the day. All of this is true, and that is why I dig Monday.
Why, you ask? Because I work from home. And while I am truly grateful that I don’t have to commute to work and can work in my PJs, I do need everyone in the house to be out especially kids to function optimally. That brings me to the realization that we all need that distance from our loved ones to continue to feel connected and actually look forward to spending time with them when they are back in the evening. There is something called as too much of a good thing. And I am not sure if having kids yelling and screaming at home over the weekend even classifies as too much of a good thing anyway. So, come Monday I want them in school in the loving care of their teachers while I get to breathe normally and do my regular work.
There is something else that I dig and that is silence. Is it with age or was I always like this? I know I have never enjoyed parties or loud, noisy pubs. The exception is with family or friends and even there I need to take some time off and go sit in my hole to detox from all that noise. Hence, I actually cherish silence. So, I sit alone with my thoughts hearing the sounds of the birds chirping, someone talking in the distance, strains of a lovely song wafting up to me or Coco grunting from his perch and I feel so much at peace. Close your eyes and imagine that. Yes, that’s why Mondays are welcome.
Now, if that talk of sending the kids to school sounds cruel to you, I am sure that you’ve never been in a hassled mother’s shoes at all. This morning while Bengaluru came to terms with a bus drivers’ strike, many schools including private schools called for a holiday. Luckily, the school my kids go to sent out a message that the school will function as usual. God bless their souls! They even offered that those children who normally don’t avail of the school transport could do that today. How very generous! I want to prostrate before the thoughtful Principal. The kids groaned and complained while we mothers gloated. 🙂 Okay I felt a little bad for them but only for 5 minutes. And just like that, I had claimed my Monday. 😀
So tell me do you look forward to your Monday? Come on, office cannot be that bad, right?
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