Every family has a particular way to spend it’s Sundays. Nowhere you’ll find the exact array of activities happening in homes on a Sunday and mind you I’m talking about a Sunday and not any holiday/s.
Sunday brings with it a spur of activities..like watching movie,shopping,eating out,ordering in,lazying around,tugged in the blankets,outing,guests coming in,weekend chores,friends jamming at joint/someone’s place,children having a plan…et al
When I look back I remember how my Sundays used to be with my family…the day started with dad making breakfast for all of us-most of the times egg dishes [oh he makes yummy egg curry,but that’s for lunch ;)]- while we sat at the dining table the lunch menu was discussed [if it had not been already decided the day prior]..I remember watching ‘Ramayan’ each Sunday. Also a quick check on whether there is any homework and whether I have done it or not and of course if something has to be done it had to be completed then in the day itself to avoid blocking the evenings which were kept reserved for outings,visiting our family friends or simply going out to the local market to hog on the delicious ‘chaat’ 😉
Evenings also meant playing ‘outside’ with friends-the games were typical like badminton,seven times,dodge ball,hide and seek,unch-neech, color touch [call out a color and something of that color had to be touched],red letter,hopscotch,fire in the mountain, Frisbee etc etc…Aaah childhood and fun things associated with it,precious!
Basically, Sundays then meant closing down of markets,washing hair,reading that extra comic book, sleeping in late,going to zoos and national parks & picnics.
So usually my Sundays have been simply happy-shappy with not much frills attached to them..but then in those times all this WAS fun and was called ‘happening’ ! I miss those Sundays and I wish sometime at least one of those Sundays should come back to me,just one?
And today it is given all the more importance thanks to the work environment and busy lives that we dwell in. To accompany the lone Sunday we have Saturday too-as they say it takes two to tango so even weekly holiday too comes in pair 🙂
But whatever the age or time or decade…Sunday still remains a day with a definition of relaxing,lazying,doing what you like to do and just letting it go ! Ever thought how precious a day,apart from things and human beings,could be for us? 🙂
How do you remember your Sundays as a child? Do you miss those Sundays?
P.S. while doing this post I was reminded of the games we played as children..and there were so many which are merely known to today’s kids! Playing in those days was so much fun and it meant a lot,unlike today,no? Baaah…I want to play Chinese whispers, four squares,musical chairs,and those clapping games…..oh my god…can you recall more ? Which were your fav games ?
P.P.S. To know the history of this day and how it got it’s name read this.