September 11, 2013

A Day In The Life af a Housewife

Essay : [A Day In The Life Of A Housewife]

English Essay on "A Day In The Life Of A Housewife"

A Day In The Life Of A Housewife

My mother is a housewife. This is how she spends a typical day in her life. She gets up at 5.00, a.m. While the rest of the family are still asleep, she sets about cooking our' breakfast. At about 5.30, she begins to wake up the school going ones among us. As one by one we emerge from the bathroom, she hands us our school uniforms all wished and ironed. The younger ones are even combed and dressed by her. The school buses begin to arrive at 6.00 a.m., and by 7.00 a.m. the last one of us has left for school. By this time, our father, and our elder brothers and sisters who go out to work, have all got up and washed themselves. They all join our mother at breakfast.
The breakfast over, she puts on the fire, the cauldron for boiling the day's washing, While the linen is-getting ready for washing, she sweeps the floor, makes our beds and wakes up our brothers and sisters who are not old enough to go to school, or who go to afternoon school.
By 8.30 a.m., all working members of the family have left for their places of work. My mother, after washing, dressing, and feeding the younger children, begins to wash the clothes. Having washed and rinsed them carefully, she hangs them on line at the back of the house.
While she is washing clothes or attending to other domestic chores, she is constantly mindful of the children. They might hurt themselves inside the house or stray out of it.( The hawker who comes selling fish, meat, vegetables are not allowed to pass unnoticed. Even the Town Board scavengers are not forgotten. If she did not supervise them, they might leave the dustbin untouched, or they might n6t empty it completely.
It is already 10.30a.m, now. She prepares some refreshments for the children and for herself. When these have been served, she begins to cook the afternoon meal for the family. It must be ready by 1.00p.m when the office-workers begin to arrive for a quick meal before returning to work by 2.15 p.m. The last one of us does not return form school until well past 2.30. Thus our mother is not free to rest up t 3.00 p.m.
After a short rest, or nap, she is on her feet again by 4.00.p.m. The morning washing has already been collected, and she now irons it. Meanwhile directed by her, we bathe and dress ourselves for the evening, and do our homework.
When the clothes have been washed, she assisted by my sisters, cooks dinner for the family, and sends us, boys, out to play some games. By the time we return, the dinner is ready. It is served and eaten at 7.00 pm.
It is now time for her to visit some housewife friends in the neighborhood or to receive them if they happen to arrive first. Alternatively, she may have to accompany our father on a visit to some of our friends and relatives in other parts of the town. Failing this, she watches some of her favorite television programmers’ up to 8.00 p.m. After this while we do our homework, she stitches our uniforms, if we have torn them, and mends our buttons if they have come off. By 10.00 p.m.
She must go to bed, or next morning she may not be able to get up in time.
Her life may appear hard and monotonous to others, but she enjoys every moment of it. She spends it in the service of us, whom she loves.

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