This year’s Vacation is something I’d like to forget as soon as possible.
# First my mom falls sick and ends up in hospital.
# I land up in charge of the kitchen by default and was super busy trying to feed 6 hungry human beings 3 times a day.
# When my mom finally recovered it was time to go…to kerala.
# There I find that my mother-in-law had fired her maid just the previous day.
# I spent the rest of my vay-cay-shon around the kitchen sink washing, cleaning, peeling and making tea/coffee atleast 8-10 times a day[record numbers of guests this yr] and back to washing up.
# Nikita got 4 injections at one go…..the doctor praised her for being so brave. She came out of the clinic, burst into tears and threw up all her breakfast on the pavement. She was then sick for the next few days.
# Went shopping and managed to lose my purse along the way. The purse had money, all kinds of id/debit/credit/membership cards and an iphone. Found it after 45mins and I don’t ever want to relive those moments again. The better-half and I were on the brink of initiating divorce proceedings.
# The tailor misplaced the material I gave for stitching and I was at my wits end. I finally got it on my way to the airport. She made me go to her shop innumerable times and I did not murmer my disatisfaction even once.
Now why on earth do u think I was so patient with her????
You see she was the one who found my purse and kept it safely for me;-D.
# It was raining lightly and the roads were wet. I was striding up the road while the better-half and kids held eachothers’ hands tightly and walked very carefully. I shook my head at them and asked them to walk faster; its only a bit of rain not a natural calamity for heavens sakes. Right then I stepped on a slippery patch and fell flat on the ground. Yup I fell right outside Blossoms. Got up quickly and fled inside the book store[Oh this happened in Bangalore.]. My back still aches on and off.
# Finally it was time to get back and I was actually looking forward to getting back to the hot and humid and sweltering Dubai. We reach the airport[it takes 4 hrs to get there] and find out that the flight was cancelled. Somehow I was not very surprised; the whole trip nothing had really gone according to plan.
Wait, its not over…
# Came back to Dubai and started cleaning the house with a vengeance. Collapsed after 2 days with fever and severe body pain. Self medicated crocin for a few days. No good. Went to the doc and was prescribed antibiotics. It took another 5 days before I was able to think clearly.
As of today I’m feeling good; a bit shaky but good.
# Now the kids are showing symptoms.
# And oh did I mention we have term exams happening in a week's time and havent studied a thing.
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