EXAMITIS and other diseases #MondayMusings

It’s the last Monday of the month and I’m amazed yet again how quickly it’s gone by. Of course it’s also two days short of a regular 30 day month but do two days make a difference ?

A difference to what you may well ask ? It’s to my figures . This month I’ve been fairly regular with my blogging . There are 20 posts up , believe it or not over 6 blog hops. I’ve commented regularly too . The one post that got the most views was the #FlavoursomeTuesday post featured in my monthly blog hop that I’m co-hosting with Shilpa which had 112 views .

But the statistics are as gloomy as the weather in Raritan, where I am currently visiting with my daughter and Ms Papaya. I just can’t seem to hit the 100 views a day mark and the footfalls have been as low as 5 on certain days.

My regular visitors too seem to have fallen off which leads me to believe that either our honeymoon is over or they have other things to do.

The first quarter of the year is when a strange virus called EXAMITIS makes its nationwide strike . With many of my regular followers having school going children, I can understand that blogging is an activity that naturally gets relegated to the back ground.

But as a mother who has gone through several examinations I wonder if parents should allow this annual affliction to affect their lives to such an extent .

I know parents who not only cut out all extraneous entertainment during this time but even stop out station visitors from dropping by. Television is a NONO and some parents even cut off the cable for this time.

The entire household is in EXAMITIS mode and every one is advised to tip toe carefully and talk softly around “the candidate/candidates” who are up for exams.

So as I wonder about this drop in footfalls I wish all the mothers and the children suffering from EXAMITIS a speedy recovery .

Good luck and keep calm .

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Linking up with #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne and Shalini.

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When sheโ€™s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. totally agreed with your point view, “Examitis” is so common and so many mothers like suffer from this. and we as a family always had a pressure to perform better and prove ourselves. enjoyed reading the post, and hoping we all get a speedy recovery.

  2. Ha!Ha! Good one Sunita.
    I still don’t get the over obsession of the parents around exams, here in India. I guess we were brought up that way- to take them so seriously. This is the first time actually, no actually the second time when I have been pretty chilled around the exam time. My fourth grader just started exams last year, and prior to these finals exams I’ve hardly spent any time teaching her, and she has been mostly doing stuff on her own. This primarily happened as I lost my Mom this month and the first 8-9 days we were at the hospital, so the studies took a back seat. Thereafter I just got busy and chose not to over stress myself. I chose to let her be on her own and she did show so much responsibility, by studying on her own and managing almost all of it on her own.
    I feel more liberated and at peace this way. After all these are not her board exams and I know by the time she gets to those, she will be on her own totally.
    I’ve spent enough years tearing my hair with Examitis with my now 19 year old. No more.
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  3. Ah now thats a humourous take on the exam fever Sunita- I agree the madness over exams is at an insane level here in India- I remember the stress I had as my parents really pushed me hard. My Bday falls on the end of March and that would usually be the report card day- I used to dread it like anything ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Blog footfalls have been low on mine too and I had been mulling over this too as to what has happened. I guess you are right – its examitis to be bamed for it.

    Loving the new look of your blog – I have the same theme and feel the font is so much better than in any other theme so far. Or has this been your theme since long? Damn I am forgetful!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Well I have a lot to learn still. Am still
      Figuring out the complexities of hosting a Linky party. Somehow cannot get the links to upload automatically. I have to go back to inLinkz and then manually upload them onto my post . That is quite a fiddle !

  4. Ask me Sunita .. will tell you all about Examitis. I sit with my girls, heloing them on a daily basis and cant wait for it to get over. The little time I get I read and write, however blog reading has just taken a back seat. Hoping April would be a better month for me as well to get back in to the blog network ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Good luck Ramya. Do give your girls some slack. They will dazzle you when you leave them alone …. but of course you know best. Wishing them luck for the exams and hope you have some you time in this craziness ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My family back home is suffering from examitis too as my cousin is going to write her board exams. The preparations are akin to what you have mentioned…feels like all family members are appearing for exams. It was the same during my time too. Even wedding dates were moved to later time in leu of exams ? time hasn’t changed much in that context.
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  6. I too wonder why parents put all their activities on hold during exams! And, with some, it’s not just during exams, but during the entire year if the child is studying in class 10 or 12. I have heard parents saying, “No picnics this year, it’s my son/daughter’s 10th/12th!”
    I am not a parent so I won’t know, but you tell me, Sunita, isn’t this a bit too much? As it is the child is nervous about being in the respective grade, on top of that the parents keep burdening the kids with their anxieties! I feel for the poor kids more than the parents. ๐Ÿ™‚

    As far as stats go, I too found that my blog received more views on flavoursometuesdays! And, the credit for that goes to you, my dear! Thank you for coming up with this brilliant idea.
    I haven’t been receiving more than 30 or sometimes 40 views per day. I keep checking every morning as soon as I log in, and then check before going to bed. But, sometimes I feel I am stressing over it a bit too much. If my content is good, I will definitely get visitors, and slowly and steadily the numbers will grow. I am also seriously working on Pinterest since the past few days. I haven’t noticed much change, but I am sure that with consistency the numbers will improve.

    Best of luck for the stats, Sunita…best of luck to you and to me too! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3
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    1. Yes Shilpa! I am convinced you are going to be the next Huffington Post because your personality really comes through. Also you are multifaceted and Metanoia is truly a blog where everyone an find something …. including original art work. You have a great sense of design and of course your content is amazing . I must figure out the linking though ….

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