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Hi Friends,

My daughter woke this morning with a face so stern and grumpy that I burst out laughing. She was probably expecting another round of a heavy rainfall so that her school would declare a holiday. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I remember my childhood when I used to look out for an opportunity to skip school. Not always, because I was an obedient student and used to score well in all the subjects except Maths.

I don’t know why I was and still am weak when it comes to numbers and figures. I remember watching a cartoon in which mathematical numbers and figures would come alive to torture the protagonist ( I don’t remember the character). But I often imagined myself to be a victim of mathematical terrorism. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. There is a Hindi joke in which a teacher asks a student about the expansion of MATHS, to which a student replies, ” Meri Aatma Tujhe Hamesha Satayegi, ” Which means My Soul will continue to torture you.

When I see a mathematical formula, I keep wondering how the hell am I going to teach my daughter? She’s in seventh grade now and studying under CBSE syllabus which is a tough nut to crack. Mathematics is a wonderful subject and solving equations just seems like solving a complicated jigsaw puzzle. I am not at all ashamed to admit my brain only functions for theoretical and literature based subjects.

There are plenty of coaching classes available to guide a student and of course, extort an exorbitant amount from the parents who are already experiencing a financial crisis after spending half of their monthly salary on the school fees. The kids carry a donkey’s load of burden on their backs which they call as school bag. The school bags must be weighing around 2-3kgs. This is followed by a series of class tests, unit tests, quarterly, first semester exams and so on. Forcing them to do their homework is a Herculean task which is entrusted only to a mother.

When she wakes up in the morning to get ready for school, my daughter makes it a point to ask me for the menu. Some children in her class tease her for bringing healthy vegetarian food. I just told her to ignore their jibes. It’s better to eat healthy than consuming junk food and thus avoid the frequent trips to the toilet.

So, you see, it’s not the kids or the office goers only who despise Monday. It’s a big headache to the homemakers also since cooking is not an easy task. You have to choose the menu for the family, keeping their allergies, likes and dislikes in mind. This doesn’t apply to my family because I provide only two options, eat or don’t eat. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

That’s it for the Monday Blues.

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32 thoughts on “MONDAY BLUES (30)

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Lol. I wish there was a magic potion that I could swallow and play with numbers.


  2. Oh my gosh, I am laughing my butt off Aparna. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ€£ First of all, I am certain that you were an obedient child in school. No doubt about it. Next, I feel your pain about trying to help your daughter with her math subject. And to think I thought Algebra and Geometry in high school were a stickler, these kids in elementary school nowadays are dealing with some subjects designed for college-age students. SMH 😲 No wonder smart, educated parents like you can’t figure it out. Crazy. Hang in there on this glorious MONDAY! Whooohooooo!!! πŸ€—βœ¨πŸ˜˜πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ’‹

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  3. I totally understand how miserable the math world could be for anyone. First of all not every subject is for everyone. We all are different and so are our interests. I am with you on healthy food but may be you can change presentation. Who knows your daughter might like it even better.

    I don’t know if I could provide any help in maths. Let me know.

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  4. Wow! Dear Aparna you are a great mom. Excatly two options no more…
    Agree with you my friend. Great share as always. Thank’s! Have a lovely day full of all the things makes yu s hapy! Blessings!

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  5. Live telecast of many homes. Beautifully visualised, Aparna. For me too maths πŸ€ͺ. Same problem I too faced while packing lunch to my kids. Vegetarian lunch and the same situation. Kids used to ask what is there on lunch today πŸ˜‚. Nice reading ✌️😍🌹

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  6. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Thank you so much, my dear sweet Kym. I can’t imagine how manage to pass in 10th grade Math. Have a wonderful week, my sweet sister. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😘😘😘πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  7. Awww, that’s so sweet of you. I will also be practicing Math with her this year. Next year onwards, we are sending her to a coaching class.

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  8. Oh my God! The near electrocution incident was quite scary and the fever was such a coincidence. You have had quite an experience. Great post. 😊😊😊

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  9. Thank you so much for your kind words, dear Elvira. They are like rays of sunshine on the cloudy days. Wishing you an excellent week ahead and bring all the happiness for you. 😘😘πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«β˜•β˜•β˜•πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦


  10. Thank you so much, dear Padmaja. Exactly. As of now, my daughter is quite obedient and doesn’t protest. She eats whatever I cook. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊😊😊

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  11. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    Thank’s friend for your kindness.
    Friends are for support each other.
    Have a lovely day full of love, hugs, smiles, fun, coffee, cakes and happiness too! πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸŒΈπŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ¨πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ«πŸ©πŸ°πŸ«πŸ©πŸ°πŸ¨πŸ™

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