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Here’s an attempt to bring a smile to your face and discuss how moms are coping up with lockdown. Yes, those you are celebrating for Mother's Day.
Here’s an attempt to bring a smile to your face and discuss how moms are coping up with lockdown. Yes, those you are celebrating for Mother’s Day.
While I understand it’s been hard for everyone, moms are bearing the biggest brunt managing it all. They are balancing household chores, engaging children with husbands around all the time (yes, some ‘lucky’ enough to have husbands share in the chores) and keeping up their own commitments.
I feel in this phase the temperament and ideology of mothers must have undergone a change too.
Adaptation is the name of the game. Rules that applied generally don’t anymore! For us, life will always be divided as Before Coronavirus (BC) and After Lockdown (AL).
Here’s a new normal. Check out how Moms generally behave vs. how they are in lockdown.
BC- Kids no screens for you. Go play in the park.
AL- No Park. Stay at home. Do Online classes. Watch a movie. Play some game on the tablet!
BC- Kids are so busy with hectic schedules. Wish we could spend more time together.
AL- I don’t get a break. They are dancing on my head 24×7!
BC- If I had time on my hands I would cook exotic dishes and experiment with innovative recipes.
AL- Eat simple dal chawal or stay hungry – I don’t care. I don’t have time to experiment.
BC- Wake up early and keep a routine even on holidays. It’s good for health!
AL- Don’t wake the little one up. I need to finish all these tasks before he’s up.
BC- Why are we spending so much time with family? Let’s do our own thing.
AL- I’m missing meeting family. Zoom call is not the same.
BC- I have no idea what they study in school. Why can’t teachers tell us anything?
AL- Why is there so much information being shared by teachers with us? I don’t need to know.
BC- I wish hubby could stop with his constant travel and be at home for some weeks.
AL- When is his office reopening? They should function with social distancing.
BC- I need new clothes. I have nothing in my wardrobe to wear!
AL- I love my pajamas. Never knew they were so comfy.
BC- A vacation with kids is too exhausting. Its’ okay, lets stay home.
AL- I am dying to step out anywhere. Let’s take him along as soon as travel is permitted.
BC- People should keep things tidy. How much effort does it take?
AL- I can’t find a single clean cup in the kitchen. There are so many unwashed dishes!
Did this ring familiar bells? I am sure each of us is doing much better than this but it’s good to laugh it out. I would love to know what you would like to add to this list.
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Prerna Wahi worked in the corporate world for 7 years. In the past few years, she has been a stay-at-home mom. She has been enjoying the new role ever since and likes to read more...
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