Sunday, June 26, 2016

Being a Homemaker

"Hey you studied so much but you are not working???"...many stay at home mums...would raise their hands, if i ask them have you ever faced this question. I gulp down a lump every time they ask. "They?" who are "they".....yes I'm smiling...they are those people who claim to be your well wishers... but forget to ask you...as in what makes you happy. Dear they, I'm not unhappy...I am a proud home maker...and I'm loving it. Oh! I don't know how it feels like earning thousands...I don't have a per capita income....I,at times...do think, how does it feel to earn and spend those green pastures( money... money).
My income, is in terms of satisfaction that I get by cooking a wonderful meal and every time he(hubby) takes a dakar...oh! dats a bonus!!!When my kid runs and hugs me after a tired day at school.Oooh dat hug is like...."mamma its a relief to see you". Yes I'm immensely fortunate to witness my kids first smile....first walk....I never wanted someone to tell me" didi aaj apki beti hasi"...." didi maine apki beti ko chalna sikhaya"( not that any working woman feels bad about it...cos what is my gain is her pride and sacrifice...she misses all that for the society at large).
Dear "they" I may not be contributing to the practical GDP of the country....but my impractical per capita is at an all time high. "They"....don't mind... knowledge is not measured by how much you earn....its by how much you apply it in your day to day work. Presence of mind, is not only tested in the files that one completes...but also....every time a guest comes in and I'm unprepared....every time my kid refuses to eat...to take bath....yes!!! I complete all my work with atleast an 80%. Like you, I even have bad days and still say myself tomorrow's gonna be perfect.
Dear "they"....I know you are worried about me....but believe me I don't kill mosquitoes all day....well dats actually a very important work also...wow imagine a world free of malaria..dengue!!!.Anyways I also apply my brains all day...and it seems my education was not all that useless...i guess....though i would also, like to receive that package at the end of the month...!!!

16 comments:

  1. So brilliantly written n expreeses the treasures of the home maker as she gets with each commitment she has made to herself to be a perfect mother,wife ,daughter in law n so on.. n also has achieved the success wth all particular roles.

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  3. Hi Amrita I do appreciate ur dedication n commitment to Life, ur Kids n ur Best half.... The every word of satisfaction really depicts that.. U enjoy wht u do... Its not the matter of education ...or earning ... Or being at home... Ultimately wht matter .... The satisfaction from Life...👍

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    1. ya you are right... dats what i wanted to convey..thanks for reading!!!

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  4. Aptly written Amrita. Getting satisfaction at whatever job you do is important. Be it keeping up with the files at office or managing ten different work at home,it is we who will decide our roles and choices, not "they". Hope they get their answers reading this post.

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    1. thnx....for liking it...nd thnx for reading

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  5. Wonderful dear.beautifully written.yes perfect homemaking is toughest n most tidious job.salute to all the homemakers.

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  6. Ahhha nice explanation...like the way you explain, how a women can setting tone in her home..

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  7. Penned it really well..perhaps i feel you shd write more n more

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  9. Di, that's a very good write up. My mother is homemaker and I am proud of her. She has a very good management skill. She manages everything so well and has never complained about not getting the recognition from any of us. She is independent and has sound knowledge about business. She left her job because of responsibilities she bound to do. We feel proud for those sacrifices. I wish you the best for being a perfect manager.

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