S looked at his mother and sighed. Home because his kindergarten was off, he had waved goodbye to his brother and father. They certainly seemed to be having more fun than he was!…
He looked at his mom, sitting before her computer pounding away at the keyboard…and he sighed…He went back to his coloring, wondering when he should start pestering her for tv viewing time. Maybe she will be so busy she may actually say yes…
Suddenly his mother got up, went out of the room and came back with a basket. “Get ready”…she said “Let’s go”
“Where?” he asked
“Anywhere, let’s explore”
COOL! Exploring! He changed quickly and got his little Spiderman along , just in case!
So they walked, saw a chameleon and a snail on the way. They reached a lake, where his mother went “Ooh and Ahh” over some green grass and trees…while his heart did flips when he saw the awesome adventure playground.
“Whee…this was fun!” he thought. There were obstacle courses and Spiderman webs to be climbed! They played together for what seemed like hours and even polished off the goodies mummy had packed. It sure felt good to be here, just mom and him.
On the way back, they got into a double decker bus. S sat right at the top and felt like the king. Things sure looked different from this level. Where are we going? He asked MOM…
‘Hmmm…. I don’t know” She said “I think we are lost”…
She didn’t seem too worried and S was thrilled that they were lost. Another adventure!
After a little roaming around where he and Spiderman saved a few accidents, they got down and S saw another favorite place, the library! He got a huge bundle of books and his mother read book after book, till the end of it all, her voice went a bit funny. S loved the tales of a tinysauraus and the adventures of the little alphabets that flew everywhere on a pencil…
After a lunch of mushroom soup and pizza, they reached home, without any more mishaps.
When his father came home, he was greeted with “Papa, I had such a fun day today…we got lost and then ….”
The ramblings went on, and this mother looked on amused and happy. Another beautiful memory to be tucked into my little treasure chest! The delight on his face was worth the extra hours which would be spent at night, trying to tackle that workload!
It had started like any other day. A Monday and the familiar routine...the packing of kid and husband to school, the same mails to be tackled, pages to be edited and the articles to be finalized for the magazine. I had looked at my little boy sitting near the window, surrounded by his books, crayons and coloring pages waiting patiently for that time when his mother would be free. I had looked at him and looked back at my computer, and that was when i thought, let's have a different monday. (one of the few advantages of working at home)
The writer's island prompted a take on 'fork in the road'. Today was no crossroad of my life, but it definitely was a change in the path and it turned out to be different and interesting. I liked the choice i made today. The fork of change that I plunged in certainly brought out rich pleasures.
There are times when the mundane rules our lives, when life gets very mechanical … why not rock it up with a little change?
Spontaneity can be fun!!! Go on, try it...don’t take my word for it !!