Sunday evening in April (Have I recovered, I wonder)

In the last two hours, I have
baked two chocolate cakes, 
taken photographs of evening flowers and uploaded them, 

read comments on previous photos and column and replied to some,
heated dinner and eaten it with all three children,
listened to Sahar tell us about the human digestive system as she learnt in school,
tweeted epiphanies,
shared music online,
thought about what to write in the next column,
tried to figure out Path,
hosted Jamaal Bhai briefly,
cleared the table and kitchen,
worried about friends I haven’t spoken to,
written a birthday poem for no one in particular
and eaten warm cake.

Also completed Sahar’s school project. [Don’t ask.]

Shefali brought a Casio keyboard for the children yesterday, so the background score to our evening has been the little girls’ fingers on its keys.

Have I recovered, I wonder?
When I am happy with you, Afzal, I am not unhappy without you.

But of course, if I tell you that right now, you will ask me if I have sent mail to the C.A. with my service tax details and I will have to repeat again that I said I will do it, so relax, okay?
I will do it!
Remember I am at home alone with the children and I can only get anything done…I mean WORK done, when they have gone to sleep.

But creation…creativity, that’s another thing.
Unstoppable, apparently.


About Natasha Badhwar

"Because I'm a Tinker. That's who I am. Tinkers fix things. But I can't do it alone." (Pause for lots of action. Group Action......) "You did it, Tinker, you saved Spring!" I also have three children, one marriage, a million friends and one life.
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4 Responses to Sunday evening in April (Have I recovered, I wonder)

  1. Sucheta says:

    Natasha. This post was happiness.Thank you for the melody. I have missed coming here.

  2. Natasha says:

    Thank you, meri jaan Sucheta.

  3. Banno says:

    You had a lot going in 2 hours. Service tax can wait, presumably. 🙂

  4. vish thakur says:

    Ha ha ha superbly written ur feel of relationship with ur daughter !

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