Friday, July 27, 2007
Family versus Career
<--- this is my star and ^^ that is my problem. Why do we women always have to hang in this scale? Equal justice b/w home and work. I don't know how many here have a family. By that I don't mean father and mother, coz they r the ones who pamper us and make everything in our life so easy without us knowing the existance of this scale. By family I mean husband and children. Have u ever imagined what a regular day is like in a married and working woman's life?
If she's a worshipper, she'l wake up at fajr for prayers, then probabaly get ready for work, wake her children n husband, dress the kids, make breakfast for the whole family, drop the kids to work (I badly needed a full stop here). Then work work work till 2/3 pm, go to pick up kids, prepare lunch and put the children for an afternoon nap/ school homework time(yes another full stop). Spend some time with the kids n husband uptill 6 pm and then prepare dinner, put children to bed and give husband some company before going to sleep (finally the last one).
Can u imagine everyday routine as hectic as this. Most of u might have maids but does that make it any easier?? I don't think so. It helps having a helping hand but u can't say u rule the world with this schedule.
And if we plan to drop one of our family/career? We will be davastated before we reach a desicion. It's a tough life for women out there and it's a tough desicion. For those of u keeping up with both... I(and u better join me in this) give a THUMBS UP!!! Yes, it's not mothers day nor womens day, but it should be one everyday in our lives.:)
Before leaving,below is, Voted Women's Favorite Email of the Year
A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife
He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:
"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home.
I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.
God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.
The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman.
He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids,
Set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast,packed their lunches,
Drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners
And stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping,
Then drove home to put away the groceries, Paid the bills and balanced the checkbook.
He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.Then it was already 1 P.M. And he hurried to make the beds,Do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the
Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home.
Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework,
Then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.
At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, Grilled the steaks and snapped fresh beans for supper.
After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded Laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.
At 9 P.M. He was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he
went to bed where he was Expected to make love, which he managed to get
through without complaint.
The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said,
Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being
Able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back."
The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son,I feel you have learned Your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were.
You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night."
Cheers!...Sis(P.s. I am not a feminist!!)