It is just early morning 5:30 am and My day starts with an alarm ringing in my ears at least four times. Wondering why four times …Yes, the answer is am quite lazy hence to wake up at 5:30 AM my alarm starts ringing from 5:20- next at 5:24 next at 5:26 and then finally 5:30. It’s when I push myself out of the bed with great struggle.
With a dangling soul that is still pulled by the gravity of the bed, I walk towards my chores awaiting. I quickly brush my teeth and answer my natures call. Finally off to the kitchen to make tea. As the tea boils its way being lost in thoughts about when will I start my work which I left pending at night. Finally confessing to myself and deciding Iw ill start off once all are off to work and school. I finish all the cooking and then the struggle of waking up my toddler and getting her ready for school.
Once the whole world goes upside down, I finally get everyone driven to work and school. Finally leaving an extremely exhausted and drowsy me. Now it is time to start my work and here am lingering on the sofa and tables as if I had been out for a mountaineering.
Then suddenly there is a spark, off to work, and I open up my laptop to finish my work.Little did I start to research and start off to pen down the article, there comes another call – yes it’s time to pick my kid. Responsibility calls cannot be neglected. Hence I run to the bus stop to take her home.
Even back home, struggling to feed and put her to rest continues, which undoubtedly fail and am back to zero- Pending work, hyperactive kid beside and another add-on is cooking for the night. The danger of No Compromises keeps dangling on my head, which keeps poking me at times reminding my ROLE – A Mother-HOMEMAKER-WFH.
Again repeating the tasks for my elder ones, who gives me the little relief for an hour or so, as I cured their hunger and given them time to play. That is when I get to work again. After all the acceptance of the demands that my kids make – going to park, walking , playing etc. etc. which are a part of their never ending list.
By 6, it is prayer time and time to cook again. The day is almost gone out of my hand. Never knew that time was quirky enough to trouble me. A troublesome day s getting over and so far accomplished only one thing completely that is taking care of my home. The rest all are getting rusted.
Finally after dinner all off to bed – which is again a cumbersome task for me. I start to work, all worn out, tired, weary and what not.My eyes never let me read, let me sleep and the brain wants me to be awake for my pending works.
In the end, I end up doing my work which was supposed to be submitted at an earlier time. Leaving me all tired, upset and struggling with emotions. I end up sleeping hoping for a better tomorrow.
Yet there is always the sunshine after the dark clouds, I wait for the Sunshine that will arrive in my life. Even with all these, I enjoy working from home as it gives me the precious gift – Being with my family always.Even if am a messy, inefficient in managing my time – in the end am Working From Home MOM.