Monday, June 11, 2007

Amma, do work!!

I have long been envying the SAHMs and WAHMs their time spent with their children, and wishing that I could at least be a WAHM, even if SAHM was totally out of question.

But yesterday, I was wondering how easy it actually was...

I had some urgent mails I had to send, and so admonishing Sonny boy not to disturb Amma, Amma had work, and leaving him to the snoring mercies of his father, I sat in front of the PC. Initially I could hear the father's exhortations to sleep, but after some time, the noises died down and I thought all was well.

Not so. In came Sonny boy, trailing his baby pillow.

"I no sleep Acha. I sleep Amma." determinedly.
And so saying he plonked himself on the diwan-cum-bed in the room. He lay down there, with Goldilocks, turned a few pages, murmured something about Big and Small and Just right, and Porridge and Chair and Bed, and then beamed at me- "End of shory. Now go to sleep"!

And up he climbed into my lap. The keyboard (which I normally balance between the table and my lap) was displaced. He placed it carefully on the table, adjusted himself in the most comfortable position, took firm hold of my ear and then looked up at me, and said,
Amma put your hands there.... (on the keyboard)
Amma, do work!!!"

How do WAHM's manage to finish their work and meet their deadlines in the midst of this?

6 comments:

the mad momma said...

by working the kind of hours i do.. till 4 am! and when the kids are napping... or after their father comes home and i can hand them over to him!!

plus i think our kids are more used to being told to go play when we are busy - and they know i mean business when i glare. the brat would lie in his play gym or bouncie at my feet and would shake it while typing... the bean allows that too...

itchingtowrite said...

amma do work!! my god!! kids are a conscience trackerBTW. 103 kg is not me....

WhatsInAName said...

:) I agree, how do WAHMs manage to finish their works?
But I did manage to do a complete full time MCA course with a 6 month old at home! Dont ask me how ... :)

Swati said...

May be they just get used to when they see you working every day and they are told the same thing every day ...plus what MM says..work when they nap. If i need to check my mails at home ..i do the same.Otherwise Aryan throws the mouse away ..he loves that toy ..cos it has a RED LIGHT.

Just like that said...

MM- don't you feel tired? am out on my feet my 10. hats off to you!

ITW- was not actually working, was busy with some personal mails which were long pending....

WIN- I have only one question - HOW????? and also maybe WOW!!!!!!And thanks for being a fan :-)

Swati- lol- Sonny boy loves everything abt the computer! sigh!

Poppins said...

Hey I missed your posts.. I thought i had subscribed to your blog, apparently not. Bah. Anyways I am now catching up !