A Mom’s Struggle Through the Lockdown

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While working in the kitchen and simultaneously handling the child has always been a tedious task for women, and this lockdown, COVID everywhere, has only put the worst icing to the cake!

Well, to be honest, my four-year-old kid has helped me lose weight again, courtesy no school and his crazy activites. Kids, these days, need changes in their daily lives; they want more and more new things every day. And, it gets really difficult for a woman to handle a child without a cook at home.

The first half of the day when you are in the kitchen making breakfast, your child gets up, and you have to attend him! You take him to the bathroom, help him brush his teeth because he is still a child who is learning how to clean himself. But suddenly, you remember there is a pan full of vegetables on the stovetop, so you run to the kitchen, and when your child shouts from behind, “Mum, I need to poop”, you take a deep breathe and return back.

This is not just my story but every household’s where there is no cook and maid.

You fix his routine on your own, try to keep him busy all the time so that he would not spill milk on your free time! We have been watching a lot many activities for the child to keep them engaged and sitting at one place, but what I have experienced is no matter which activity you choose, you need to give your child your time. Be it his schoolwork or colouring
activity. My child needs someone to check up on him all the time.

I am still trying to give him more activities and more books to scribble, write, and colour. He watches videos on the television because I restrict him to use any phone. I let him watch Blippi shows and educational videos, especially those about animals and museums. For cartoons, he watches Peppa Pig in English and yes, of course, Chota Bheem and Mighty Raju are his favourites. I give him shapes to draw, and he loves colouring 3D shapes such as spheres, cylinders, rectangles, prisms and cones.

The struggle is real for sure!

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