A mother can’t wait to steal some time for herself, away from her children, while they are growing up. Once they grow up and fly away in search of their destiny, will her mindset remain the same? Reshmi Chakraborty tries exploring the subject.
What category do the freelancers and the women who work part time fall into? Is there really a need to classify stay-at-home and working mothers? What does it achieve finally? Isn’t the work at home the ‘real’ work?
What do you do when all the media that confronts your child, the TV, newspapers and magazine, not to mention the internet, has nothing but bad news. Do you tell her as it is or do you gloss over facts and pretend you haven’t heard what she asked?
You do have a thought there but hold on for a second, especially if children aren’t part of the picture in your life at this moment. Once they are around, you may often have to eat words spoken in the pre-child era.
What was it that the mothers did, staying in this mysterious place called home where there really wasn’t much to do except manage a kid or two, keep them clean and well fed and keep the house looking like it wasn’t rummaged by a tornado.