please add School holidays to the list.
i feel compelled to blog…
so, i usually wait for the feeling to pass.
today was not one of those days.
I am gobbling two bananas rapidly. Baby param who is watching is amazed at how swiftly I can swallow wants to know how I do it.
“Mothers! They can do it.”
Baby param thinks about it.
“Monkeys can too!”
Lessons for the boys…
an external situation of no-food, that an eclipse imposes happened today.
This was godsend for my fuss pots to learn a few life lessons…
Not even water after a light breakfast of idlies, milk and a banana. On a school day. That was almost eight hours of no eats. Skipping lunch and holding off till dinner.
Firstborn,9, did fantastic. He was hungry. But he was determined to get through the day with a smile. Which is atypical. He settled down with a book, decided to go for his kalari class and then take a bath and then have a light dinner.
Lessons he learnt: patience, putting his mind off hunger, endurance… This chap exceeded expectation. He could have missed dinner, as well. He was determined to crack the fasting code.
Baby param, 6. This is the chap who doesn’t turn a feather at blood, blisters and injury. And he fusses to eat. So no lunch would be great, he told me before he went to school. But at 3 pm he was hungry. He was floundering. Cons I have some sugar ma? He asked.
He napped and took off his mind of his tummy.
And he couldn’t wait to break the fast and get to a nice piece of rock sugar.
Lessons learned : far less hyper, thoughtful of hungry people and poor people, quieter.
Me: I did a no food , no water fast. (I don’t like eating once a day… Then I feel hungry at regular intervals)
. But if I don’t eat I can go on… Like the energiser bunny.
I am an experienced faster…. I have fasted on juice for many years now, done water fasts… So a one off dry fast isn’t tough.
Thankfully cooking was minimum today.
Firstborn gave me 99/100 for setting a great example.
Baby param gave me 98/100 for good behaviourr
We just heard that our music teacher would be singing on the radio…
I quickly whipped out my iPad to record. And told the boys that their teacher would be on air in 30 seconds.
Firstborn rushes to get his camera…And looks poised to click!
I am appalled at how this generation doesn’t have an idea of how All India Radio works.
“firstborn! Did you expect your teacher to pop out of the radio? Why would you bring a camera??”
His generation is appalled at how my generation yells before it thinks.
“Ma! I took a video, so I got her voice!”