Her alarms rings “trin-trin, trin-trin”, with half squeezed face she stops the alarm. Again the next alarm rings in the same sound “trin-trin, trin-trin”. In half sleep condition she forces herself to see the time, she sees the time, and once again she sees the time. She panics as if alarms are ringing everywhere, she throws her white pillow away and with straight chest and back sits in crossed leg position. She thinks to herself, “Today evening, after office, I’ll change all of the alarms sound with better ones, this ‘trin-trin’ is so disgusting!”
She takes a deep breath and looks over at her husband who is sleeping. She puts the fingers of her right hand in his hair, combs them, pulls them slightly and massage his head with little pressure, and with flat right-hand taps his chest lightly — it is everyday ritual to wake him up. “I need some tea” he says. For a moment, she stretches herself on the bed by legs spreaded and arms-up moving to front and back and leaves the bedroom yawning.
She picks the toothpaste and brush, and enters in kitchen, she takes two cup of water and puts it to boil for making tea, and she puts some toothpaste on toothbrush and with-it starts massaging against her front teeth, then back of teeth, then side of teeth. Water is still boiling, she dims the stove and goes to washbasin to spit, she spits. And she takes some water in her mouth and by manoeuvring tongue and mouth-air she wipes her mouth clean, she repeats it two times, then returns to the kitchen and she adds sugar, milk and tea-leaves in boiling water, all at once, and again she lets it boil for a minute. When tea is enough boiled she pours it through the sieve in two cups and goes to her husband who is now fully awake, sitting in the balcony on a chair.
She puts two cups on nearby table and says to her husband, “Your tea is ready.” While tea is still hot, she returns to bedroom, pulls the bedsheet away, dusts it off and spread it again on the bed. And arranges all the misplaced articles to their exact place. “When will you take tea” her husband says loudly, “In just a few seconds” she replies. She goes and picks the cup in her right hand, while taking few sips she goes to the cupboard where he has her clothes. Now she switches the cup from right hand to left hand, she turns-on the light and chooses a pair of clothes to wear.
She leaves a pair of clothes outside the bathroom on a table, returns the empty cup in the kitchen, she says to her husband “I’m getting ready”, and with a long pink towel enters the bathroom. The shower is on, she is wet and enjoying, she asks loudly “What is the exact time?” her husband replies “exact 7.30.” She thinks to herself “it is only 20 minutes passed since I’ve left my bed, now I’ve to get ready the children for school, prepare a light breakfast, complete the little pending office work which must be ready today, otherwise….” Wrapped in a towel, she quickly comes out from the bathroom, and straight goes to the kitchen and puts there some potatoes to boil for sandwiches. She says to her husband “Wake up the children and get yourself ready”, he replies “Okay”.
She picks the clothes from the table, comes in front of the mirror, wears the dress, puts some makeup and leaves from there in her wet hair. She goes to the children, kisses them and asks “Where are your school bags? Have you done your homeworks?” And says “there are your dresses, when your daddy comes from the bathroom, go one by one and get yourself ready for the school, while I prepare your breakfast.”
She comes to the bedroom, opens her office bag which she’s left yesterday while doing some office work at night, picks out the laptop, takes it to the dining table and starts it. She returns to the kitchen, makes sandwiches and prepares juice for children, coffee for husband and tea for herself. When the breakfast is ready, she takes a comb and comes to the dining table, while combing her hair, she opens the unfinished work and asks her husband who’s come out from the bathroom, to bring the hair-oil. She applies the hair-oil on her hair which are dry now and puts both the bottle and comb aside, and now she’s lost in her office work.
Her children who are now ready, with their daddy bring the breakfast from the kitchen and put it on the dining table. They are eating, talking and laughing while she is doing her office work. Now she picks sometimes tea and takes few sips or sometimes a sandwich and takes few little bites.
The clock is moving fast. It used to move much faster earlier when children were much younger. She used to do everything for them, they were so little they couldn’t go bathroom and toilet themselves, they couldn’t eat properly themselves. They were with her all the time, when she used to work they used to sleep or play in her lap. She were multi-tasking earlier. She is multi-tasking now.