When 2020 came along little did we know how totally life-changing it would be? Social distancing, lockdowns, face masks, sanitizers, and times of being locked up in our homes are what has pretty much summed up our lives this year! While the country gradually crawls back to normalcy, we thought we’d revisit moments during this lockdown that we could all identify with — especially Indian moms!
So, The Champa Tree decided to speak to it’s favorite subjects – Moms! And we discovered that each day during the lockdown for Moms across the world has been nothing short of a battle!
We now present a hilarious account of how moms from around the globe react differently to the same situation!
Moms during the lockdown:
While we understand that with time, the dynamics of managing both the home and family has become a matter of teamwork between husband and wife, however, 90% of the womenfolk agree that they would freak out if the house is in a mess, the laundry basket is overflowing and the kitchen pantry needs re-stocking. In short, women felt particularly overwhelmed and drained during this entire lockdown period.
Did the workload change?
We spoke to moms to share their behind-the-scenes experiences with us. What emerged is something we constantly hear…women are as overloaded with chores today, as they were back in the day. Now that everyone is at home, most moms admitted that they are literally left with no room to breathe! Period!
We believe that mothers form the backbone of any home! They deserve all the love, care, and attention. Most women admitted that they received heaps of support from their husbands while they were on work video calls. Their moms-in-law too pitched in and took care of the kids! We spoke to three mothers across the world and decided to curate a compilation of their everyday activities!
Lockdown with a hyperactive kid
Manali is currently a stay-at-home mom to a hyperactive three-year-old. We love her posts on social media! She mostly creates rib-tickling, and at the same time eye-opening videos on parenting and that is what keeps us glued to her channel! Manali decided to share her real parenting gig with us, in a funny yet hard-hitting way!
Remaining sane is a challenge
Joy Buria, a SAHM from South Africa says she is trying to be sane. A communication specialist herself, Joy thinks that the pandemic has given her focus. “I read books with my kids, watch some documentaries when the kids sleep and I actually made the most progress on my Ph.D. than I ever did before. The pandemic has favored my studies and given me more focus for it which is actually quite strange.” Her kids Manuel and Becca, 7 years and 3-year-old respectively are clearly evolving their reading habits.