Full Circle – 2

Have you read that “History Repeats Itself” ?????

The 80’s :

Exams are coming. Its time to revise and learn the lessons. The portions are vast – What vast ??? The whole book. And nobody questioned the school authorities on that. Neither did the students struggle with competition. (I think that’s topic for another post, which is getting ready. πŸ˜‰ )

She is busy reading for her exams, when suddenly she realises its 9pm in the night. And being an Night Owl, she feels that she’s become more alert at this time. She learns her lessons more quickly and never does fatigue attack her at this time.

But her younger sister is already on Cloud 1 dreaming away to glory, at 9pm. Her eyes just can’t remain open after that cut-off time. So, how does she manage to revise ???? She gets up, when Japan wakes up….Oh No, joking…..she’s up as early as 4am and starts studying, which the elder one can’t even think of. 4am is like mid-night for the elder one.

The mother goes mad in-between these two girls, who keep the light ON – one keeps it ON late into the night and the other starts very early in the morning.

Now :

Sr is following the Elder one (who is none other than her own mother…..thats me…. πŸ˜‰ ). She is happily studying and revising through the night.

Sh is following the Younger Sister, by hitting the bed when the clock hits 9’o clock, in the night. Its slumber time for Sh. πŸ™‚

The mother keeps company for Sr, till late night, making her some warm lemon tea, to keep her going.

As per instructions by Sh, the mother wakes her up at morning 5am and keeps her company too….

All is fine…the girls are studying….but does the mother gets a proper sleep ????

History is repeating and the mother is mad at losing sleep….. πŸ˜‰


37 Replies to “Full Circle – 2”

    1. awwww the lovely mother that u are… u know we were three sisters and we all had our times of studying… and mum was working she gave up waking with us for studying long long back and taught us to make our own coffeee…

      moms do need sleep after all πŸ˜€


    2. Yes, FIRST, of course, Monu. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks Monu. πŸ™‚

      But I hate losing my sleep….so I think its high time I teach the girls to be on their own, in this too…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  1. My mother has never kept me company during the nights I sit up late….or wake up early. She has sacrified a lot for me, but sleep is something that she simply wont give up. I initially used to resent it…but later came to realise that different people have different tastes.
    It however went on to help me become independent and mind my own things becoz I didnt expect ppl to pick up after me.

    However thats my story. THis one sounds cute πŸ™‚ All I can say is…your girls are lucky…


    1. Thats what is happening now Ash…but I am thinking now to follow ur mom. Its so true that we too have our sleeping to catch up with, in spite of all the loads of chores…. πŸ™‚


  2. Hahaha! Luckily for my mom, both of us sisters were night owls! And I am really hoping my future kid is too. But then there is always The Dude for morning company for him/her! πŸ™‚


  3. Oh same case @ home. I used to prefer early mornings and sis was a night owl. She had to had to finish off things and then go to bed aaramse πŸ˜‰ And that cup of hot filter kaapi early in the mrng – aaah! bliss


  4. hahahaha…mother’s mad only abt losing sleep and not about the lights that are ON? πŸ˜€

    Wow. I dont even remember ever having “revised” the week when the exams are happening are the ones i’m always super sleepy !! and ALL the other days and nights of the year too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    this is how i used to revise:
    i’d tell my mom i’m going to try one of those mock tests…esp maths…and not to disturb me fr 3 hours. not even if the sky falls down. then i’d set an alarm for after 3 hrs and happily go to sleep πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    this during day time…and by night, am soooo tired doing mock “mock tests”, i need my sleep, dont i!? πŸ˜€


    1. Now, dont u remind me of that dream, where I was switching lights constantly…. That was one weird dream…. 😦

      You are awesome funny, Priya…so, in effect, u were mocking your subjects and never revised…ahem studied huh !!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ I need to meet ur mom… πŸ™‚


  5. πŸ™‚ My parents never stayed up during those night study times. Mom used to read till late in her room but because she was a working mom I learned to be self sufficient at an early age.
    My elder one is a late sleeper and prefers that we stay away.
    Younger one never studied during night. πŸ˜€
    I ,like mom, read till late and many a times asked Adi if he would like me to keep him company. His reply was ,” this is not a bloody night out mom, back to your room.”
    I decided it was best for my health to curl up and sleep :p
    One thing I made sure was to keep a steady supply of stuff he could eat ,drink if he wanted without creating a racket in the middle of the night.


  6. Aww! Uma, you are so cute! I was a very good daughter – would never make my mom stay awake – I would sleep at 9 πŸ™‚ My parents were scared I would flunk my 10th because everybody else was burning the midnight oil or waking up really early πŸ™‚

    I hope to train daughter to make her own night time snacks if she wants to stay awake πŸ™‚


    1. LOL Smithu…its always a parent’s nightmare if their kids dont study- yeah, those were the days.

      Good idea…teach Poohi all that she needs. But the mother in us, will never rest, when the kid is awake in another room, studying. πŸ™‚


  7. and all these while, the father is happily sleeping, snoring away to glory, eh ? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    why dont you do shifts? night him and morning you or the other way ? ok ok, I accept your thanks. but see, I wouldnt be there to give you a solution always !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  8. I know how difficult it should be for mothers to wake up all night! I’m nocturnal, and my reading time starts only at 10.00 PM. My mom will be awake all the night and prepares me hot tea atleast 2-3 times! I really don’t know if I will be doing this justice to my child in the future!


  9. Lolz.. u n Comfy r scaringme okkkk …. if I have a weird studying cycle kid like me … Ill go MAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ….. else I’ll have to learn from mom how to turn a blind eye …. for I used to go on these half hour naps every 2 hours n expected her to wake me up!!!!!

    Btw .. history did repeat on 25th .. another smiley baby born … 26 years back her Mishka too didn’t cry at the birth table πŸ˜‰


    1. Why dont u write to your Anarkali on what are the things expected out of her ????

      U really had such weird sleeping…ok…ok…reading habits….. πŸ™„ If u made ur mom go mad, then surely I’ll teach Anarkali to drive u mad…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      Mishka and Charu latha ROCK !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  10. Half way thru the post I was like wow! Pallavi you never gave your mother a toughie ( no late nights or early mornings) but then I realized my no studying at all must have given her many sleepless nights… will defi ask next time I speak to her πŸ™‚


          1. I don’t know the name, I clicked it at Jal Mahal in Jaipur, as this place is situated in middle of the lake it is thronged by a lot of migratory birds.


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