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? ;)