I was peacefully working at office till 11am yesterday. My son was having slight fever and loose motions since morning, and I had parked thoughts about it, at the back of my mind and trying to work. I call my home at 12pm, and the phone rings and rings and nobody picks up. I get scared but assume that the maid must be in the bathroom, and hence the delay. Get caught up in work and I call up at 1, still no response.
At this point I get scared, I call up my neighbor P. I explain that my son wasn't well. can you please check on him, since the maid is not picking up the call, and she generally calls me if there is an emergency but still please check.She says I am serving lunch to my husband will go after 15 mins. At this point I feel so helpless, and I call up my husband, who has switched off his cellphone. I tell my colleagues that I am leaving for the day. They try to console me probably the phone is dead, so why panic.Meanwhile I try my land line but still no response, and also from my husband who works 2 km away from home.
I feel so helpless, that I begin to cry, and then P calls from home, she says every thing is fine. I can hear my maid begging her to pass the phone. My maid tells me, fever is little high, and she could see that there is mucus in his stools, the phone is dead, she is getting scared and asked to me come home. Now my maid is around 50 years, she comes in at 8am , and leaves by 6pm.She is an honest and loving grandma to my son. All the while P is abusing my maid in hindi, that why have you not picked the phone, and why cant you buy a mobile phone.Don't scare madam
Anyways I get back home, I am shedding tears and praying god, all the while I am driving. meanwhile my husband picks up the call, I tell him about it and he starts to home immediately. Anyways by the time I reached home, my husband has given medicine for loose motions as well as fever and my son was sleeping.
In the evening, I take my son to the doctor , and he asks us to continue the medicine. After coming back I go to P to thank her, she sees my face and starts abusing me, she says how can u think of having fun by going to work, when your son is so small and helpless. Dont tell me you have problems in getting ration if you dont work. people like you should not have kids. I am shocked but tell her that not all people are like her, some women have education and skill and they get jobs, and kids are trusted with good hands and brought up. Just becoz mothers are at home, does not mean that their kids will turn out well.
Anyways my point is how easy is it, to pass a judgement that I am going to work to have fun? And I care a damn about my kids. Why the hell that a women's career not important as man's?
Life has become a big challenge for a working mother.Everybody seems to have an opinion and judgement to pass.And especially you have 2 kids and still work, they declare you as a Vamp who is greedy and selfish.
Kulla is now fine, and yeah I am at work. So please feel free to judge.