Skip to main content

An inspiring story for every woman

Hello dear all housewives! Today I am narrating a story that every woman like YOU and ME must read. This is the story that will straighten the mentality of every woman pertinent to how important their work is, especially if one is a housewife.

The officer at the Driving License counter asked the lady "What do you do?"
The woman looking for the renewal of her license seemed to be thoughtful. So the officer said "Ma'am, are you employed, do you have your own business or....." and he trailed off.

The woman replied, "Oh, yes!! I have a full time occupation. I am a mother"Officer: "We don't have 'mother' as an option for occupation.I will write it down as 'Housewife'”.
This had happened long ago and was forgotten. 

Years later when I went to get my license, the Public Relations Officer was a woman.

"Your occupation?" she asked in a rather authoritative tone.

I just had an inspiration and replied, "I am a researcher in the field of Child Development, Nutrition and Inter-personal Relationships".

The lady officer stared at me in amazement. I calmly repeated my statement and she wrote it down verbatim. Then, unable to hide her curiosity, she politely asked, "What exactly do you do in your profession, Ma'am?"

I was feeling good about having described my occupation so calmly and confidently. So I replied, 

"My research projects have been going on for a number of years (Mothers never retire!!). My research is conducted in the laboratory as well as in the field. I have two bosses. (One is God and the other is my entire family). I have received two honors in this field(A son and a daughter). My topic is considered to be the most difficult part of society(All moms will agree!!). I have to work for more than 14 hours every day. Sometimes even 24 hours are not enough and the challenges are tougher than many other professions. My compensation is in terms of mental satisfaction rather than money".

I could see that the officer was thoroughly impressed. After completing the licensing formalities, she came to the door to see me off.

This new viewpoint about my occupation made me feel much better on my way back home. 

I was welcomed by my 5 year old research assistant at the door. My new project (my 6 month old baby) was energetically practicing her 'music'.

I had earned a small victory over the Governmental red tapism today. I was no longer 'only a mother'. Instead, I was now a highly placed functionary in a service vital for mankind -Motherhood!!

By this standard, grandmothers deserve to be called 'Senior Research Officers' and Great Grandmothers qualify as 'Research Directors'. Aunts and other ladies of that age group can be called 'Research Facilitators'.


Message at the end of slate :: No one will give you a damn about your work until you do.

A happy housewife needs to realize her own importance

It is true. Housewives are often ignored for their work but truth to be told, a housewife's job is the toughest job in the world (and I am lucky that my husband acknowledges it completely). You are precious and your work is equally precious. Therefore, it's a full on celebration time to all the housewives. Make it an excuse to celebrate a truth that hardly manages to strike others. 

After all, who cares what others think about us. All that matter is our attitude towards our own personalities. Isn't it? ;)



Popular posts from this blog

Why do we need occasions like Mother's Day?

Firstly, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in this world. Today is a special day for mothers and after wishing my own, I feel great. Mummy did not know today is her day and she was simply surprised when I wished her. She wished me back and then we chatted for a little more while before we hung up.

But before calling her, something else had happened. I was calling her but she was busy somewhere for incessant 20 minutes talking to someone else. Finally I called my father and informed about it's Mother's Day today. He chuckled and wished me. Then he asked,

"Who has made days like Mother's day, Father's day etc.? Do we really need such occasions?"

I laughed. Comments similar to this often flow my way nonetheless I replied to him.

"No. Actually we really don't need such days but if dedicating one day especially to our loved ones, we can shower some extra pounds of love, affection, care and gifts, there is no harm in celebrating them. For the rest of th…

Happy Diwali!!!

Wish you all a very happy, prosperous and full of laughter diwali (I guess I am the first one to wish you all :) ).

It's 12.30 AM and I am awake doing some interesting chit chat with my beloved husband. He is such a great talker and an even better listener (later one goes in my favor of course ;) ). We are exchanging diwali wishes with our parents. I am really happy today as I'd be making a number of really delicious food items (you all are invited too), making two rangolis afterwards and then enjoying the evening with our friends along with firing crackers. I know I know crackers are unfriendly for our environment. Therefore, we all would be doing it in a limit :). My husband is such a great supporter. He loves doing chores with me which makes everything so special and quick of course. I find it sweet. I also enjoy his company pretty much. Yayyy!! We are going to squeeze the maximum joy out of our favorite festival....again.
And I had promised, I am sharing the two d…

How to deal with a nagging neighbour

If you have a nagging fighting-maniac neighbor next door then you can easily relate to my pain and if this neighbor happens to have a dog barking day in and day out, you can feel the loads of irritation coming my way any time and every time.

Neighbors...they are always imagined as a friendly next door people who not only share their space with you but also comes at rescue when you need them. Good neighbors become your another family out of your own. Having been blessed with a good friendly neighborhood is a bliss; something that we always wish for when we move somewhere.

But...our wish comes crashing when we encounter a troublesome recalcitrant people living next door. Before you realize what wrong you have done to them, they will come rushing only to drag you into a fight. The fight majorly consists of verbal accuses and high pitched voice insults. Whether you are innocent or merely a witness to someone else's fight, such neighbors always drag the rest of the word with them, inc…