Friday, 25 February 2011

The task of Home making!

I am a forced full time house wife from 10 days now. Although my son is perfectly active and is upto his usual antics, Since he has chicken pox, he cant be sent to school!.... Which leaves me little choice...

These 10 days have been the most illuminating days of my life... First, I realized what I am missing in my life..  (my Son's antics, growing up). Second and the most important thing, It is not easy to be a house wife!...

When my son got diagonised with Chicken pox, My first reaction was sadness, I was sad that my son had to go through the whole thing and moreover, I had to take a leave of absence  But deep down inside, I was welcoming the break.

I thought, Now, I could relax, watch TV whenever I want and  catch upon my favorite shows, have a good afternoon siesta, Cook my favorite food, read my favorite books, do my favorite activities...  Cos, I always used to think that a house wife is the luckiest human being on earth, since, she didnot  bother about earning money nor had to work hard for a living..

Now that I was a interim Housewife.. I thought upon myself that I will do things that a house wife would do. My maid also supported me in this cause by taking a leave of absence without informing me. This made me do all the trivial things like making chapatis, doing the dishes, running the vaccum, Dusting the windows or scrubbing the floor. I further stopped bringing cut veggies, but brought vegetables off the cart in a vegetable market and cut them myself. Washing machine was switched off for a while and I used to wash clothes myself, since I thougt it would be unhygeinic, given that we had a sick child @ home.  On top of all this I had a hyper active son who was always upto some or the other mischief.

Honestly, I could never catch a wink of sleep that I was so eagerly looking forward to, Neither could I ever read my favorite book. Ofcourse, I could do the cooking bit!... Cos, My husband had taken upon himself to demand anything and everything off the global cuisine on the menu.. So, There I was slogging in the kitchen, One day making italian pasta, the next day making his favorite Gulab jamuns or My son's favorite soup!.... And at the end of each day, I was so worn out and tired. This kind of tiredness was alien to me..

As I am working, I had a lot of facilities at home, like There was a maid who used to come in twice daily for cleaning and washing the dishes, She used to hang out the washed clothes and the sundried clothes were sorted for ironing. There was one more maid who used to come in to make the chapatis. I had everything at my door step which was normally ordered by the maid. I never used to find time to properly cook. I never tried to cook anything complicated and always stuck to easy 10 min recipes. Still, I used to feel tired at the end of the day and used to pride myself that I handle both home and office single handedly!

For the first time in my life,  I realized that being a home maker is no joke...

We never appreciate the efforts of our mothers/wives who work so hard during the day and cook for us, clean our houses, ensure our clothes are washed ironed and stacked neatly. For us, they were such menial tasks which didnot require any hardwork or effort.
I have heard my colleagues speaking @ office, so what if my wife has to get up early to cook, She has all the time in the day when she can rest.

Trust me, After I have experienced it myself, I would say, It is the home maker who is always late to bed, early to rise and strives to make our lives healthy, proper and nice!....


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  2. That was a lovely write and agree with u in totality. Being a full time housewife is the most difficult thankless job on earth. I too used to take pride in handling both work and home. But, quit my work when my daughters grew up and needed me the most during their years in college and u will not believe that those were the years of my life which I cherish the most and now we share an unique bond which is worth its weight in gold. Btw,glad to follow u :):)A get well soon message and prayer to ur child.