Saturday, 20 June 2020

Lockdown Saga


“COVID 19” – the word has changed the World around us! It just has shaken the World and all the systems, we have been following since birth. Mid of January 2020, my husband told me about the disease, when it became fatal in China. I was then not so much worried, because I couldn’t imagine that it could spread in India, too. After that day, one after one news were coming from our friends, who are settled in foreign countries like America, Italy, Germany etc. And finally, COVID 19 arrived in India, was first reported on 30 January 2020. The situation has deteriorated day by day. Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi, announced 'Janta Curfew', a 14 hour voluntary public curfew on 22 March; and ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, on 24 March, 2020.

I live in Malda, in West Bengal, with my husband and rest of our family lives in Burdwan, another district in West Bengal. I was very scared for my parent and in-laws, they all are aged; at the same time, I was afraid of the situation, we have to face. We were compelled to grant paid leave to our househelps from mid of March. I was just puzzled then. I didn’t understand how to manage all the daily chores! Here came my husband with his hands to help me out of this situation. I’m quite lucky I guess! Generally my hubby remains very busy with his works, but in this lock down period, he was instructed to do his works from home. So, he is sharing my loads happily. I really consider myself lucky and blessed, getting such a man as my buddy!

As the days go by, I discover we are getting closer. We enjoy the life by sharing domestic chores. I never can imagine my hubby to cook anything; but he now prepares breakfast daily! He helps me in so many work, that he never does before. But, I am really surprised, when a very morning, I find him front of washing machine with dirty clothes and Ariel Matic to do laundering! 

He was smiling, said – ‘why do always you take the responsibility to clean the dirty cloths both of us? I #ShareTheLaundry from now, so we can enjoy more time together!’ Although I felt emotional to hear the words, but I wanted to load the washing machine, because I was afraid about my cloths! But he did it all alone with the instruction, written on the packet of Ariel. 


After washing the cloths, when my husband open the machine and showed me the cloths; I was surprised! I think, he did it better than me and I congratulated him loudly! My husband was smiling like a king, who just won a battle!

The smile of my hubby made me smile; and I felt, the World around me became happier! I felt, that #ShareTheLoad makes relations better, happier and closer. All the lock down period, we leave together without any stress; because, we share our thoughts during work together. This lock down teaches me #ShareChoresMultiplyLove!

I will #ShareTheLoad and help in household chores in association with Ariel India and BlogAdda.

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