Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winter Break

So, it's winter break here. Anyone with kids knows what a double-edged sword that is. On the one hand, you don't need to deal with homework, getting up early, running to after-school activities, and yogurt spilled in backpacks. On the other hand, your kids are home 24/7. With you. All day long. For a complete month plus a few days in case other holidays that get attached to this break.Yeah.

On Saturday, we eased into winter break mode by sleeping half the day, then watching movies and eating garbage the other half. I'm pretty sure it's acceptable to have chili cheese dip and tortilla chips for dinner on winter break. We watched Shrek for the 58th time, The Princess and the Frog (loved it lots!), Where the Wild Things Are (hated it!), and The Time Traveler's Wife. I really liked that one, but time travel movies always confuse me. I feel like I need to make a diagram so I can follow the messed-up timeline.

Because we had successfully messed up our sleeping schedule, we all overslept and missed a breakfast invitation on Sunday. Oops.

Today, the kids played outside most of the day. It's downright pleasant here at 20 degrees and we're enjoying every bit of sand and the lazy, languorous sunshine. I love cleaning my floor and the muddy footprints are just precious reminders that I have a houseful of love. And honestly, I didn't even notice the clogged and overflowing toilet. I carefully stepped over the huge pile of papers and toys on the floor as if they weren't even there. The food stains on the couch are hardly even visible in the dark and the extra 500,000 dirty dishes every day is nothing at all. I love that my kids are home all week! Now excuse me while I pack our bags for the actual break to India starting tomorrow, and thank my stars that I don't have to deal with all the precious and overflowing love by myself for all the 30 days of the winter break.

I will be back in a month's time. Be safe and be good!

33 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

Have a safe and comfortable journey.Best wishes for fun time while here in India

R. Ramesh said...

what? going to india..u guys said u r reaching dubai???

A said...

Have a good trip

Jyothi said...

Have a safe trip. I thought you were working full time now? How did you manage to get hols?? :)

sujata said...

Thanks everybody!

@Ramesh Dubai for eid hols, one month annual leave has to be India!

@Jyothi I have done a full year of work now and so am eligible for my annual leave of 30 days!

deeps said...

winter break?? great...
thats a welcome break..
welcome home :)

you have brought a bright make over here... :D

dr.antony said...

From winter days to rainy days!
Have wonderful holidays.

Sumandebray said...

Have a great winter break in India and come back with your holiday tales and trails!
For me have a break more than 2 weeks is a dream.. these days!

Debopam Chaudhuri said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

my advice to all parents: enjoy kids while they are around. celebrate every minute. in no time they develop wings and fly away - which is how it should be. yet - -
have wonderful holidays.

Destiny's child... said...

And you have a great time in India! :)

The Holy Lama said...

enjoy

deeps said...

Happy Christmas to you

Suraj said...

The December Rain's in Oman will miss you !

Grandma's scrapbook said...

Bonne année 2011!

Nikita Banerjee said...

Love the pic on the header. How was your trip? Happy New Year!

R. Ramesh said...

hey boss where r u? return fast...

Pesto Sauce said...

I too am enjoying Muscat weather for past month, good pleasant and breezy

Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri said...

Have seen this just now. Good to be back at your blog after a long time. Your vacation would have been over by now. Am sure you enjoyed it!

The Blue Periwinkle said...

Have a great time.

:)

PURN!MA said...

you have disappeared??

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

:-)

R. Ramesh said...

hey buddy where d heck r u? sure all fine..tc best wishes

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bluebird said...

no write long time. hope you good

Sujatha Sathya said...

i came here attracted by ur name
i leave attracted by ur writing :)

holidays & kids at home 24/7...hahha i know the feeling. i've one 5 yr old daughter. with 2 kids it must b quite a handful

btw, i LOVE James the writer. nice link. used it too

♥ Braja said...

Sujata, it's WAY longer than a month :))

R. Ramesh said...

sure all ok buddy..plz return to blog world..wishes to fmly:)

Butterfly Thoughts said...

Hey Sujata.

Its been a year now almost that you are away from this space. Just let us know if you are doing fine. cpme back soon ar atleast drop a comment.

consuetudinis magna vis est said...

A very Merry Christmas to You and a very happy New Year to you and family and everyone around you !!!

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

I miss you, Sujata! Please start blogging again. I'm going to try for at least once-per-week this year. I could use a "partner in crime" to keep me accountable. :)

Many hugs,

~Shaye

R. Ramesh said...

boss i am struggling to comment on yr blog yar..sure all well with u tc and best wishes

R. Ramesh said...

sujata ji..hope u c this msg..am not able to post comment or reach yr blog..duno y..my email id is rames20@gmail.com
best regards..ramesh