What do I do all day long? How do housewives answer this question convincingly? I am a homemaker and a SAHM. I am on a sabbatical now. All my friends, family members, neighbours, etc. have known me as a 24*7 busy person who would always run on toes to manage professional and personal aspects of my life. Of late, after taking a sabbatical in this pandemic, I realize that I am doubly busy. With no assistance with the household chores, online schooling and spouse WFH most of the time, I am at their beck and call at all times. My parents and parents in law are senior citizens and need my assistance with all their e-work like with zoom/ google meet/ sending emails and WA formal communication, etc. Also, I have to manage procuring essentials, etc for them as I don’t want them to venture out unnecessarily. Friends/ family members seek my help constantly with writing/ editing their own work, Math and Science problems that their kids can’t work out, with scheduling and organizing online / off line events and appointments for them and their families, etc etc etc. Basically, I am the woman Friday for almost everyone around. And I love doing all that I do. When I lie down on the bed at night, the body ache I have actually reminds me of the satisfaction I am feeling deep in my mind for having been of use to people around. But of late, when old friends/ acquaintances come to know that I am at home- not working to earn money- they ask me the pertinent, inevitable question… what do you do all day long? You must be having loads of time on your hands to pursue your personal interests and you never call up to chat or even read the messages on the WA groups and engage in casual, friendly conversations! I fumble to answer that question and silently worry within for I don’t even have the time for self care at the end of the day. How do I answer that question then?