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I started with my first job on a part-time basis to assess how my children would adjust to my new schedule. As days went by, they seemed fine, and I slowly shifted to a full-time job.
Landing a job seemed like a dream come true for a mother who was literally fed up looking after two naughty, playful children for three long years. (My children were just four and two, then).
It also seemed the right time to resume employment after the sabbatical that I was forced to take. But, little did I expect such surprises.
My children would participate in different programs, but it would be really difficult to reach those on time.
Similarly, during parent-teacher meetings, many of the parents would stay over or come early to exchange numbers or to get to know each other. My work prevented me from doing this in the initial years.
But, as time went by, I learned how to manage both my work and the school activities of my children. I would keep track of all the events and schedule my monthly leaves based on the dates of these events.
However, this meant that I had to be extra careful of my health, as I could not take any leaves whatsoever for any health issues I had.
This, however, had two benefits— one, I was really cautious about my health and second, I never took any holiday for any ailment that I could manage.
My years of experience as a parent have taught me that children love to see your gleaming faces when they look from the podium or the stage. They would want to see you applaud their achievements or be there to see their performance on the sports ground.
Every year would have the same set of events and functions, and I would have the same struggle to reach there and be there for them.
But every time I saw their happy faces, it would give me the same excitement and happiness that I had when I saw their innocent faces for the first time when lying on the labour room table.
It is not the magnanimity of their roles in the programmes that they participated, but their enthusiasm and dedication that amazed me.
This was the very reason that I used to look forward to each and every function, just as they would.
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