The morning was super hectic. I was thanking my stars that it was a holiday for my school. We had to attend the orientation programme in A’s school, then buy his books, stationery, school shoes for both A and N…in simple words, spend a lot of money on their education. Then there were some errands which had been pending for over two weeks, and today had to be the day when I wanted to tick off points off the the To-Do list on the white board kept in my kitchen. You have to see it on a Monday morning. The white board looks like a war zone. There will be things written in red marker, and then a few in blue marker and ofcourse a few in both red and blue markers…after all they are the most important of all, you see.
Anyway, the point is that we were all haggard looking by the time we reached home. A, especially was super tired or B-O-R-E-D in his words. N, obviously slept like a queen on her dad’s shoulders and then mine, while we were ransacking the shops for just the right bag, books, stationery and shoes.
He was walking here and there looking for something interesting to do. Now this is a very edgy situation for me. The moment he starts getting bored, I bear the brunt. “Amma, can you find something for me to do?” “Amma, what activity can I do now?” “Amma, are you even listening to me!!”
I ran for cover into the kitchen trying to keep my aching feet at bay and finding respite in cleaning a decently big cauliflower I bought today. And God bless! What I found was truly a blessing. Let me share a picture.
I have to say playing with slimy creatures like this one definitely is one way I think children can connect with other living things, or nature. It also puts away fear. This is coming from a person who really cannot put up with the sight of any reptile. Moi, the great gets all shaky and freaky.
The worm seems to be pretty content being ‘not’ mis-handled by a 7 year old.
So this has been my Saturday like. So, next time when you find a worm inside a cauliflower, please invite your child to have a word with it. It will surely not be uninteresting. Whats-say? 🙂