Home Managers…..

“What do you do?”

“I am a home maker.”

“So what else do you do the whole day?”

“I run the house, it takes the whole day.”

“Oh! Really?”

Doesn’t this dialogue seem familiar?

Well most people think that managing a home is the easiest thing on earth.

There is much more for the homemaker to do than change the toilet rolls or take the garbage out. Cooking, cleaning, washing may seem to be mundane activities but require a lot of time, effort and planning. Work can be done better if things are organised and planned well in advance.

A homemaker has to take care of the elderly making sure that they are comfortable. At the same time attend to the needs of children to keep them happy and healthy. Apart from the routine work, guests have to be entertained, grocery to be bought, pets to be fed, the garden tended to and hundreds of other sundry works to be done to keep the house beautiful and its occupants happy.

Managing a home requires a lot of skill, patience, tolerance, compassion, a caring attitude and many many more such qualities. The homemaker must be dedicated and enjoy the job thoroughly – it is 24X7, 365 days a year job. Unlike office goers who get off on weekends and festivals and casual leave, sick leave or earned leave, home makers have no such perks. In fact they work extra to make special days really special.

Putting the family first and fulfilling their needs is the most satisfying feeling for a homemaker. A Great Manager in the true sense!!

best wishes


7 thoughts on “Home Managers…..

  1. A homemaker is much more than a manager – “An ideal homemaker is able to transform four walls into a home by creating both spiritual and physical beauty therein.”

  2. No one can beat Home Managers in their Time Management Skills, Strategy and Planning (Thinking Long Term and executing short term ) and their exemplary Human Resource Management Skills (working to make everyone happy and wanted, esp grandparents- not easy to accomplish). They are perfectionists in true sense. Pinch yourself and look back………..Doesn’t this resonate with what you have experienced in your personal lives.

    I am reminded of having read the following in the recent past, which says it all………..

    One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

    The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.

    A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

    In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

    He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened. He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

    He looked at her bewildered and asked,
    “What happened here today?”

    She again smiled and answered,
    “You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what in the world did I do today?”

    “Yes” was his incredulous reply.

    She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it!!!”

  3. I must admit that early part of my life, I was of the opinion that all those home managers had a lot of time on thier hand.

    After having gone through its paces first-hand, I now realize the incredible job that all the home makers have. I do have a renewed appreciation for all those who are home builders, home makers, home engineers and most importantly bind the family into a single thread.

    Salute to all of you out there making it happen.

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