It wasn’t until I paid attention to what my mother does all around the day that I realized the simplicity of the life of a housewife. Bare with me guys, some cruel truth is being said here.
Firstly, the things i am going to unravel might only be understood if you are a housewife yourself (or if you aim to be). The thing is that this topic might too cliche for you or you might not feel interested in knowing the so called misery that a typical housewife goes through. but trust me on this one.
Secondly, the only thing I want to put emphasis on is the fact that this specie of human specimen is the only specie which does not live for itself. ‘It’ lives for the people around it. Strange isn’t it? That a living thing can so generous as to provide best comfort and care for people around and not for yourself.
Look around yourself. You see people who work hard, strive hard for their future. You see children well dressed in their classrooms, men fresh to the edge in their offices and then you see a woman in the form of a housewife. You might have written these lines about your mother when you were in preschool. That my mother cooks food for me or that she irons my clothes or that she makes my life living worth while. But isnt this creature worth a lot.
The simple life of a housewife in a typical desi society starts when the day starts. Even before everyone else in the house has woken up. She prays for the safety of her lot and wakes everyone up. Slowly but peacefully rises the husband and with a huge hustle does the children. She bares the morning attitude. She has no concern with her own morning blues. Cooks breakfast for the lot and sends them off to their specific destinations.
Ironic isn’t it? That a house wife prepares her family to success and no credit is ever given to her? Exactly the reason why this article is written.
When the lot comes back, they find everything neat and clean and with perfection. They find their dirty clothes clean in their places. They find fresh food cooked in the kitchen. Living room dust free and a smiling person waiting for their arrival. Upon so, this housewife now has to bare everyone’s attitude. Attitude because they thought that they had a tough day working for themselves. Attitude because they believe that endurance and struggle are words that only they understand. Attitude just for the sake of attitude.
So the next time when you come home to find your mother or your wife waiting for you down the hallway with a smile extended on her face, NEVER take that smile for granted.