Aug 7, 2008

‘Cinderella Man’ and related woes

My husband and I watch a lot of movies. That is probably our important time together during the day.

On a normal day, Sri comes home at least two hours after I do. By the time, I am done with the dinner prep, some times, if I am badly hungry, I am also done with it. On weekdays, my parents-in-law have their regular TV shows running up until 10 to 10.15 in the night. Even if I am part of at least 2 to 3 of their weekly regulars, nothing interests me as much as spending time with Sri, does (obviously?).

So, it is after 10.15 that we usually explore the movies that are being played. Parents retire to bed; Aditi is off to sleep at 9.30 most days. So, we know we have the time totally to ourselves. After we installed Tata Sky at home, we’ve had the option of viewing what movies are playing at a particular time and a brief about them, which adds to our interest in viewing them. The movies that start late end at say, 12.30 or 1.00 in the night. So we end up hitting the bed at 12.30 or 1.00 or 1.30 almost all days.

Now you know what I am getting at?

Almost everyday, we get up only at around 7.30 or 8.00 in the mornings as we both sincerely believe that an average person needs a 7-7½ hour sleep. My daughter wakes up at about 7.15. So, keeping her occupied for another 15 minutes is not a problem. She is just so happy to see us both around when she gets up. And, I feel guilty (badly), when I walk in to the kitchen and see that most of my lunch and breakfast is done. My m-i-l asks me just one thing – what time was it yesterday? I look away – mumble something, and rush to finish my morning duties! Both of us are late for the office – everyday.

Fully knowing what we are doing wrong, Sri & I decided only yesterday that we will stop watching movies – no matter how tempting they are, rent DVDs in case we are desperate about the movie and cannot wait till they play it next time. We also decided for the nth time that we will try and get up at 6.30 in the morning today. We talked about it at 10.00 in the night. We hadn’t finished our dinner yet – so we sat down to eat. We happened to browse through the movies – and voila – Cinderella Man. Sri said “you have to watch this movie, awesome flick”. “Really?” I asked. We forgot about what we spoke just minutes back.

What a movie?!!!!! Loved the cast, drama, action, all of it. Yeah, I am watching it for the first time. We hit the sack at 1.20 in the ‘morning’. There begins the woes part of the post. Aditi is not comfortable for some reason. I am now guessing that she was hungry. She asked for water. Sri was fast asleep already. I asked him to fetch water – he probably swore something – I didn’t get it, but got the water. Usually, she drifts off to sleep when she drinks water…..but then, yesterday she didn’t. She started tossing and turning and then finally she asked for her grandma, then grandpa. It was 2.45 in the morning. I led her to their bedroom and knocked and said she wanted to be with them. Few seconds later, she was with me on my way back to our room. I gave her a biscuit (her favorite – you can literally blackmail her into things offering that), but she wouldn’t eat.

We must’ve drifted off in another 20-25 minutes. I woke up at 8.15 this morning. What a pathetic state of things!

I hate it when I don’t get 7 hours of sleep…….

1 comment:

Anna Varanth said...

sheesh Sowmya you have forgotton your role as a bahu of the house....what happened to all the sanskriti (hope thats the right word!! has a nice punch to it right?), culture etc etc. Tsk tsk!

Haahaa so much for me saying when I wake up at half past 8:30am! Join the club girl!!