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The Experience of Living with In-Laws During the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has created havoc in the country. It is sad to see people suffering due to the virus. There are many disadvantages of the pandemic, as we all know. On the other hand, there are many advantages, too.
The pandemic has brought people closer together. My husband and I are working in the software industry, hence we both got the work-from-home option. I also delivered a baby girl in September 2020 in Bangalore. Three months after my delivery, my husband and I moved to a city called Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh, where my in-laws live. It is a peaceful and serene city, with lots of friendly people around. It is unlike the metropolitan cities where there is chaos, pollution, and traffic. I could hear the birds chirping, see parrots on the trees, and catch sight of animals like pigs on the streets, which is rarely experienced in metropolitan cities.
My brother-in-law and sister, with their 2-year-old son, had also come to stay with us. And, my uncle and aunt stay in the same building! So, it is a huge family living together in the same building.
It has been a great experience living with my in-laws, as they are warm and friendly people. I am getting lots of help from them in terms of cooking and taking care of my infant.
We also celebrate festivals, poojas, and occasions like birthdays and anniversaries together. It is always fun to celebrate with people who love you. I realised that the senior citizens of the family are warmer towards their grandchildren, and they love them more than the parents! The kids love them more, too!
The best thing that I have learnt by living with my in-laws is how to compromise in situations that are not serious, in order to maintain long, lasting relationships.
In conclusion, living with my in-laws has been an amazing experience, and I would love to live here with them for more time to come!