“I don’t have 4 hands! Do it yourself!”
That’s what my mom would say if I asked her any favor when she would be in the middle of something. And I would wonder, why does she need 2 extra hands?
But I don’t wonder anymore. I know exactly what she means.
I am not a mom yet. But I am married, and I work and I am in a country far away from my family where I don’t get any help from anyone. I have to do everything on my own. My husband helps me, but it depends on his mood. And that’s when I realize, what is the importance of those 2 extra hands!!
In school, I would have needed a wand for doing my homework probably or all the things my mom would tell me to do. Today, Give me a magic wand and I will use it to do all the household chores. I want it to do the dishes, to wash clothes and dry them, to cook food, clean the kitchen, clean the entire house, sort my wardrobe and all the other things that take up my time!
I realized that these are all the things that take up most of my time and keep me away from all other fancy stuff I want to do like blogging, YouTube videos, watch movies, etc.
At the second thought though, I don’t think I need a wand. Because it makes me feel so proud when someone(especially mom) says – “Oh! You manage it on your own? Great!” And this doesn’t mean that I will be less proud if they say “Oh! Your husband helps you with the chores?
Lucky!Good.” 😉 But then, are these proud moments worth of giving up all those fancy things?
Well, it is not about their comments, but the feeling of independence that makes me happier. I know now, I am not helpless. I can do anything to everything, on my own. With the time and practice, I am also learning to manage things within time, prioritize my work. On some days, my 2 extra hands also realize their responsibilities and help me 🙂
So if I had a magic wand, I will just keep it aside or give it to someone who really needs it. For, I don’t really need it.
I don’t know what is their criteria but I won again! What they say on their blog is – winners who qualified so maybe if we just follow their rules, we get qualified. But it doesn’t matter. I made 2 new friends through this! Click on the badge if you wish to read other WOW posts –