A lazy mom and a busy ant


It is a Saturday evening. School holidays start in just 72 hours. Yippee!

Lassitude has set in. The kind that only a mom would understand; the laziness of not having to complete chores and run tight schedules of pick ups and drops, of lunch boxes and classes. I smile as I sit in front of my computer trying to write.I am in a relaxed frame of mind after all. I am waiting for the words to flow and clamour for attention at my fingertips.

As I wait for the deluge of words, my eyes are drawn to a scurrying movement on my laptop keyboard. I see that it is a tiny ant with a small piece of thread in its mouth, streaking across the keyboard, as if he has a flight to catch.


I am fascinated by this creature, who is always so busy and so full of purpose. All ants seem to be busy all the time. They seem to know the value of time. The ant is probably shuddering at how I am seated, sloth-like, and not putting my time to good use.

The ant looks for a way out of the keyboard. He rushes this way and that. After a while, he disappers from view.

He is one determined little ant, and I am sure he made it home in time, to put the black thread to good use. Bye bye little ant.

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22 Responses to A lazy mom and a busy ant

  1. Sunith says:

    Ants are simple creatures with a complex timetable.

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  2. A delight to read, Nimi

    My best to you

    john

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    They don’t have an ego… they simply follow their instinct and therefore purpose. I am glad we can decide… lol!

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  4. On occasion I’ll see on in my house and pray that when they leave, they take some dust or dog debris with them to make this mom’s life a tad simpler. πŸ˜‡

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  5. I’m sure he’s not that judgmental…ha, ha!

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  6. Shivangi says:

    So simple yet so readable post… great job Nimi!

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  7. teatimechic says:

    This was a fun read. Have a great week!

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  8. As humans, we need to seek time for relaxing and living, which is very difficult, while we are running around and do chores in same time, so I think, that you were doing some life quality work here Nimi πŸ˜€

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  9. Now Nimi this is just Awesome I loved to read about the poor Ant. I think I am inspired to write a poem on that guy the small creature setting an example to lead a better and Good life, for we Humans.
    HahahaπŸ˜€
    Shiva

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