Working Women Vs House Wife- I'm sorry, but I've never liked the phrase, 'House Wife', it is
always a 'home maker'.
People talk about multi-tasking a lot these days. But if you want to learn multi tasking, go
to a woman. She might be a home-maker, or a working woman, but she is able to manage all
tasks beautifully, and that is what makes her special.
Take a working woman, for instance. She gets up early in the morning before the cock wakes
up, prepares food for everyone in the family, especially the engineering college kid, who
has to leave really early to catch the college bus. And then, she has to get her other kids
ready, prepare food for her husband, and in between all this, she squeezes time to read the
papers and offer her prayers. Then, she goes to office, comes back in the evening, again
prepares food for the night, teaches her kids, and in this chaos, she also watches TV and
catches up on gossip. This isn't something I'm trying to imagine, but this is the routine of
my friend's mom who lives right across my house. I think it is just AMAZING, and she is a source of inspiration for everyone.
But, on the other hand, another friend of mine, whose mom is a career woman, sometimes regrets the fact that her mom is not at home full time. Her mom is not there to take her to the hospital when she's sick, she isn't there to listen to stories from school/college and other such trivial things which only a mom staying at home would be able to give. But one cannot get everything in life, so a few things will have to be sacrificed if a woman chooses to take her career seriously. This, fortunately, isn't the case for men.
Coming to home-makers, they are no less to working women. They make the house a home. I know quite a few women who've turned their hobbies into profession from home. They have time for their kids, time to watch soaps on TV and time to pursue their hobbies. I think every woman should try experiencing being a home-maker for a year at least, it should be great fun, and you can have time for yourself. This, having time for oneself, is something a working woman will lack. She keeps running and running to save her career, and when she finally turns back, she'll see a beautiful past gone waste.
So, as such, the debate on this topic is never-ending because even if a woman is working, she has to manage the household, at least, this is the scenario in our society. So, I wouldn't say a woman will not be able to manage a household if she is a working woman. I can give you examples of woman juggling between work and home in a great way, and they are woman I see everyday, everywhere.