I just left my organization and I am about to join a new one in a couple of days. I got a break of some days in between which gave me a chance to live the life of a home maker. I am not calling it being a ‘housewife’ as typically people do, because I feel it deteriorates the profession itself. Well, I deliberately used “profession” in there, coz it is as tasking as being a corporate woman, doctor or lawyer, just that monetarily it is not rewarding enough. People still do feel a woman is not ‘modern’ enough if she prefers to be a stay –at-home female. I don’t really understand the point in it. For me it all is a matter of choice. Some may like tapping the computer and generating figures, while for others just cooking new recipes would give them an adrenaline rush. For me, it definitely is the former, although I don’t really disapprove of ladies who decide to be homemakers.
Coming back to my point, my schedule for these days was as under:
- Wake up 2 hours later than usual. (the best part) 😛
- Wake others up.
- Clean the beds and arrange bed sheets.
- Prepare breakfast.
- Have tea with the family.
- Wait for the house maid. (in case she doesn’t turn up-washing, cleaning utensils, sweeping and mopping the floors, dusting) PHEW…nightmare
- Prepare food.
- Pack tiffin.
- Serve garma-garam lunch
- Have lunch
- Afternoon is spared for leisure – Read, Write, Facebook and if you have nothing to do, Sleep again. *grin*
- Evening is spent for tidying and ironing washed clothes
- Wiping the cleaned utensils
- Getting stuff ready for dinner
- Serving dinner
- Watching a bit of telly
- Sleeping time.
By the time the day ends, the bed calls with open arms! Apart from the above which are MUST to be practiced daily, a home maker also has to take care of:
- Grocery shopping
- Paying bills on time
- Collecting couriers and keeping note of important ones
- Taking care of the house
- Shopping for home décor and stuff
- Etc etc etc, the list never ends
Being a homemaker definitely is a full time job and requires experience, patience and skills to accomplish being a successful one! We ought to remember, a job that doesn’t pay, is not necessarily less taxing! We have seen our moms in the same grinds for years and years, doing the same chores, without complaining or expecting. They don’t get bonuses or perks, but a thank you or a hug here and there, a small surprise gift, or a helping hand on weekends may be equivalent to the incentives and motivate them to continue doing the great work!
To all the ladies out there, hats off. Always remember, whatever anyone says, be proud of yourself and KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
(PS: I haven’t yet included taking care of children, else it would have gone on and on and on) 😛