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Home Bound Compulsion- Has This Made The Family Closer?

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    Home bound compulsion- has this made the family closer?

    The answer to this question was provided by my grand daughter [15] studying in tenth standard.I was amazed by her analysis and realistic appraisal of the situation.I have briefly summarised her take on the subject.

    There is participative home management with every one chipping in to share the responsibility.

    Have come to grips with the problem of managing restlessness by taking up some new activity for the first time to keep ourselves engaged.

    We have time to understand the positive and negative traits of every family member and learn to accept them as they are.There is better effort towards tolerance and adjustment.

    Each one takes care of himself/herself which has improved our self confidence to handle challenges..

    Families spend lot of time together and indulge in a group activity,see a movie together etc.

    With less pressure on time.threshold level of patience to listen to each other has improved. There is time to look at the totality of the problem instead of an individual view.

    People are no longer inflexible on their wants and have learnt to accept changes to handle the harsh reality of the situation.

    Discipline has improved to do things in time so that work pressure comes down-like washing clothes in one go,having food together making it easier to wash vessels etc.

    Mom has a better appreciation of the pressure under which Dad is working[work from home] and dad understands that running a home is not one activity but a combination of complex activities to help other members to carry on with their commitments.

    Consideration and compassion for the poor has reached new levels-they have a right to live-we have to make it possible.

    The only aspect which needs thought is not to breathe on each others neck and allow space to do anything in their own style and to their convenience.The family has definitely come closer and this will fashion our lives long after the Corona Virus has gone.

    In our days parents thought for us but today children have a mind of their own and can confidently face challenges.India is in safe hands.
     
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    Home bound compulsion-

    This lockdown period the most common complaint I get to hear from housewives is they are running on their toes to upbeat the pressure of hunger to satiate the younger taste buds ( children being home). Ultimately an opportunity has arisen to master the culinary skills ... preparing to compete for master chef.
    Added to this agony ...It has become a regular status to see husband’s posting pic of variety dishes cooked by their wives everyday motivating and tempting us to try new.
    With no servants the entire burden of attending restaurant calls of all the family members by a house wife is leaving her exhausted.

    She will be in the forefront running for breathing space as soon as lockdown lifted.
     
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    What you say is an irritating and exhausting reality in some cases. On the other hand there is a case where there are five people ie grand parents,parents[both working] and grand daughter. Usually parents were taking food in the office and the little girl in her school.Today the grand mother is cooking for all as both the parents lock themselves up in their rooms[work from home]. The old lady is not complaining as the entire house keeping work is shared by her husband,son and DIL. The bonus she says is that after a long time they take food together and enjoy gossiping.My daughter is managing a four bedroom house and cooking for six people.Every one takes care of one activity and she has no complaints.
    In such trying circumstance you have to eat to live and not live to eat. Management of the house is a shared responsibility and not treated as paying guest accomodation.Roping in combined efforts is purely in mthe hands of the home maker.All the best for early relief.SLN
     
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