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Things I Want To Do Just Like My Husband

Posted: March 10, 2019

While juggling multiple roles, don’t forget you are important too.  Make yourself a priority because no one else will with #KhayaalRakhna

It was a very hectic day yesterday.

We were watching the 10 pm news on TV, which is a part of our daily routine and I really don’t know why but a sigh escaped my lips. My husband who was watching me looked at me with a face full of guilt.

He said, “I know you are tired, you don’t get time for yourself. I have always told you, it’s not about career or money but you should do something for yourself. Find a passion.”

He continued, “Don’t worry, everything will fall in place, you must do the things you think you cannot do”.

I said, “Thank you so much, so here is the list of things, I think I cannot do”.

  1. I cannot read a newspaper as if nothing has happened when the bell rings. I get up to open the door.
  2. I cannot sleep like you. You sleep better than a baby.
  3. I cannot tell the kids, like how you do, that it’s ok not to do their homework just because I don’t like helping them.
  4. I cannot forget all the important dates.
  5. I cannot forget to switch off the geyser, the lights and the fan.
  6. I cannot forget the cell phone, the car keys, my wallet every day and run back home to fetch them.
  7. I cannot miss all the functions of your side of the family.
  8. I cannot talk about the problems of the world with my friends when my kids need my attention.
  9. I cannot behave like a royalty when I go to your parents house like how you do when you go to my parents house.
  10. I cannot behave as though I am the reason for all the kids’ accomplishments when I actually did not do anything.

I wanted to continue, but I looked at his face and I laughed out loud. Poor man, he did not know what was coming.

I told him, that I  am happy the way I am. I am passionate about being a mother. Motherhood is all about learning about all the strengths you never knew you had. It is all about conquering your fears.  I love staying at home and looking after the kids.

I said, “My dear husband, I am already doing things I thought I could not do, I am bringing up two very fine, wonderful boys, who would contribute towards a better world.”

He held my hand and smiled.


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