“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.”
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!!