Monday, March 30, 2009


- by Deepa Krishnan
Today my daughter went out with friends, to celebrate the end of her 10th Standard CBSE Board exams. For a month now, the exams have ruled our household. But no more! As I write this, we are (...sigh of pleasure here...) reverting to the old ways.

Right now for example, I'm watching television. It's not like we didn't watch TV this past month - but today I'm watching it in a happy mindless sort of way. I don't have to turn down the volume, I don't have to feel guilty about having a good time while my kid is slogging her butt off. Sigh. It's nice, even if there's only some really crappy stuff playing on HBO.

And you know what the other nice thing is? We can order in. Without thinking about upset tummies and food poisoning and missing exams! Yayy for the greasy little pleasures of life!


Ravi Ramakantan said...

Wondering what was holding up your blogging Deepa! Now, I guess, I know :-)
Our son Prithvi is in the "post junior college exam, studying like crazy for engineering CET" (May 12) mode. The atmosphere here at home is very different, Suddenly at 2 AM, you hear hard metal from his guitar disturbing the whole locality!. Noise is what these guys seem to thrive on. Luckliy for us "Keep away from my studies" is his 'order' ; so much so that Priti has taken off to Sikkim for a 2 week break!! I takes all types of kids to run this world!!

bellybytes said...

Congratulations! Having been through this twice I know the feeling.

Meena said...

I can understand! My daughter's ICSE Board exams go on till the 2nd, and we are just waiting for it to end. Not that we don't have fun now, but as you said, it is not a mindless happy kind of fun. Hope to see more of you on the blog!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

You and Aishwarya must be relieved ;) - enjoy this precious time together .. before the next set of exams begin!

Love your blog and have blogrolled you.


Anonymous said...

We miss the articles on your outings to intersting places. Why did you stop

Sunita said...

Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.
Post-Boards here too ! I've been mailing nonsensical mail filled with the worst kind of puns to all my friends.
Just my toast to freedom. Mine! :D

Anju said...

That takeout food looks awesome. Please order in for me when i am in Bombay next.