Can anyone tell me why schools give a study leave between each exam? I mean, we all know that it will be the evening of the second day when the kids will actually start studying. It just increases the nuisance element for parent read work-from-home mother.
My elder son is having CBSE papers for the first time and is suitably nervous. Yes, they are sending different sets of papers from the Board but they will be checked internally. Good experience certainly. The younger son, studies, forgets, gets screamed at by me, rants a little and is very nonchalant about attacking his paper the next day. I like his lack of stress though not his haphazard manner of studying. This year, he is having an actual paper with answer sheets. Until last year, it was a worksheet format. But the best part, he comes home all sunny and happy believing that he did well. The eternal optimist! 🙂
So anyhow, that study leave. These guys continuously quarrel and pull me into their fights and ask me to referee. Makes me really lose it. That when I am on calls or working hard to handle my deadlines. At 10 and 14, I wonder if they will ever start behaving peacefully. Does any parent have any good news to share with me in this regard? Like them turning into angels or actually trying to imitate Lord Buddha whose names they share.
Add to that my maid’s 2-day leave stretched to the 3rd day, and I was on the verge of losing my sanity. Looks like all good things happen together. And then I had allergic cold and fever for a day. My cup truly runneth over. But it is these times when you are completely hassled that you count your smaller blessings: call up and rant to a friend, feel happy that the husband is working from home and you can take things easy.
So well things are back to the usual crazy normal. The maid is back and I can spend most of my time breaking my head over content, strategy, editing and writing. It can be mentally exhausting, but it is challenging and invigorating too.
So the exams are half way through.
Wish me luck to endure now and the 10-day Dasshera vacation as well.
What has been going on with you folks?
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