Friday, February 22, 2013

How my Saturdays changed...

Last Saturday when I was waiting for my hubby to arrive home for lunch, I saw this child cycling away, back and forth in our campus now this is clearly an outsider, maybe there is no place near his home so he's playing about in the hot sunny afternoon when everyone is asleep.

Just then it teleported me to my childhood days, Saturdays meant fun and lots of playtime. we used to play the whole afternoons and during summer vacations the whole days, we would only go home to have water or loo breaks and of course to dress up scratches and wounds! Ice boys, seven stones, carrom on the corridor, cards on the terrace and many more....

A little up the ladder, Saturdays where cycling days, we would rent by the hour and sometimes wait for two hours to get that cycle. 

The beginning of my teen years was spent in the race to have long thick hair and spent my time in oiling and other such treatment and long baths...

When in tenth and twelveth class Saturdays meant special class in school... phew!

In my college days Saturdays meant washing, starching and ironing clothes. Matching the salwars with accessories so that during the week you dont waste much time. Also choir practise in the evenings...

Again when I started to work Saturdays were intially half working days and then turned full working days....
I think this is when i started to hate saturdays...

Then when i got married, Saturdays were cleaning days (after a year into my marriage i left the job)... wash the bathrooms, change sheets, curtains also cook full meals.

Saturdays are supposedly a day of rest as God rested on that day after creation. 

Today when i look at my typical saturday there is no time for play, no time for grooming, no time for studying/reading, no time for rest either! We still have choir practise on saturday evenings the only difference is i dont get to sing, the childrens choir that we run have their practise at our place. OMG what has happened to my Saturdays? I wanted to give the post the title how my Saturdays have evolved, but that would be an understatement, so i stuck the above title.

It's time I re-invent my Saturdays!




1 comment:

!! Oxymoron !! said...

Completely agree with you Divs. The concept of rest is slipping away like sand from a clenched fist. I remember when I came back after finishing my masters and was looking for a job, I was appalled that it would be six days working. I refused to give up 'me' time until I realized that I will probably never find a job then!

Now, working Saturdays are the norm. I think things need to change - at least half a day leave.

I'm with you, its time we re-invented our rest days!