I decided to mourn today. After careful thought and considerable planning, I decided upon the following plan of action.
12:30 AM to 6:00 AM :- Toss and turn restlessly in bed.
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM :- Stare gloomily at the Java certification book.
9:00 AM to 10: AM :- Drown in self pity as I work out my Biceps and Triceps
11:00 AM :- Consume paltry lunch to indicate my loss of interest in food.
1:00 PM :- Sit in the corner of the room and ponder on the ups and downs of life.
1:30 PM :- Attempt an afternoon nap to make up for last nights lack of sleep. Should dream haunting dreams.
4:00 PM :- Drag myself to my friends house and demand a sympathetic ear.
7:00 PM :- Get kicked out of friends house for excessive weeping and for sudden uncalled for emotional outbursts.
8:00 PM :- Paltry dinner again. Should go for the worn and emaciated look.
9:00 PM:- Go online, find chat rooms so that people from Latvia, Peru and Angola can enlighten themselves of my current state of depression.
10 PM :- Fall into an exhausted sleep and dream haunting dreams again.
But there's life for you. For in my meticulously planned out schedule I forgot to include the sudden intrusion of my cousin's bratty children. Aged 4 and 1, they pretty much trampled all over my carefully laid out plans.
My afternoon nap was difficult because I'd pretty much snored through the night and my brain didnt see the point in lying down. As I screwed my eyes shut in at attempt to fool my brain, I became aware that something very heavy was sitting on my chest. My eyes fluttered open and lo and behold, there it was, the painful nephew sitting majestically on my chest.
"Anna.Computer game Anna..please " he leaned forward and whispered desperately into my ear.
I pushed him off and dusted myself. If its one thing I learnt, its that all demands have to met immediately OR ELSE.....
I really dont have too many games on my comp but the nephew dosent care. He'll play Need for Speed just to ram into the cops and get arrested.
" I want the grey car this time" he'll say. Ok, grey it is then.
" No blue" Blue then.
" I like red "
" The car's not moving"
" I want ice cream "
" Oooh cell phone"
As I struggle to meet his demands, the 1 year old calls piteously for me over and over again. I run over to her. She looks up and smiles angelically.
"Aai poiten"....... Kiddy talk for "I dropped a load in my diaper".
I lift her and appraise the situation from arms length. Yep, its aai alright. Not my problem. I call her mother and escape.
I hunt desperately for a room where I can sit alone, examine my wounds and suffer deeply. No luck, the 1 year old is back, this time swinging a badminton racket in either hand. We spend about 10 minutes mechanically exchanging rackets, a game which fills her with wonderous delight.
The 4 year old finds the shuttle cock by this time.
" ANNA COCK COCK COCK " he screams. I blush and turn scarlet with embarrassment.
He hands his sister over the cock and sits back to watch us play.
"BOWL " yells the sister. She flings the shuttle cock up and swings powerfully with the racket carefully missing the target and neatly demolishing my crotch. I keel over and gasp much to the amusement of the 4 year old.
How can I mourn in peace if I am constantly being terrorised by my nephew and niece? The afternoon was pretty much ruined. I've lost all motivation after that.
I guess I just have to take it up again at work tommorow.