Thursday, September 15, 2011

This one is for you dear.............................

She looked extremely tired,not long after dinner,she was retiring early to bed, on the bed side,I told her to call in sick the next day cos she really looked worn out,sore throat or just drained........then she said.

" I cannot,I have tonnes of emails to reply,I have meeting to attend tomorrow" after hearing this, I turned off the bed room light,saying good night to her.

Early this morning about 5.59 am, when the alarm buzzed, I told my lovely wife to continue her sleep,assuring her that I would "kau tim" or handle the boys to prepare them for school. While I was preparing milk for my boy,I saw her already up as well,making sure that boys school stuffs are intact...........I guess a mother will always be a mother.

Now this is no joke,if a woman is stressed out in the office,inundated with barrage of emails,telephone calls,meetings,dead lines,complaints,sales calls and more of this and that,from 9 to 5,it is really physically demanding and mental weary,what more if the subordinates suck and the superiors are unreasonable,it would add further malaise to the already stressful 9 to 5.

You know,sometimes I really hate it,when I see her vegetating in front of her notebook,answering the non-stop emails,one answered,two to come........

Thank God for my wife has got good superiors and cooperative down the lines but I really hope she will learn to de'stress when time warrants and may the Good Lord bless her with good health

So if you are a boss and if you have those working moms working under you,please give them some avenues to "chill and hang lose",please do not let them lose their health,sanity and happiness.

Problems will always always be there but let them find the joy of solving them.....

P/S : I Love You.....my dear

19 comments:

  1. I guess it's a mum's nature habit to make sure things are ok, even if she's not feeling well.

    Take care and have a nice day!

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  2. Your wife is lucky to have you to help around at home. Help with the kids and also household chores.

    Hope your wife gets well soon.

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  3. work stress is always there but she must know how to unwind.

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  4. Reminds me of the Hokkien song by Teresa Teng about becoming someone's daughter-in-law gotta prepare and worry of so many things at home. Very natural for a wife/mother/daughter-in-law to take care of the home and she has been blessed with an assistant macho helper.

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  5. You wife has a very supportive & understanding hubby.
    I'm glad my hubby is very supportive too. We own and run the same company and he's the best teammate I could ever wish for. He'll buy me fruit after lunch, make hot milo for me (sometimes), solve my computer problem,... and at home, he's a loving dad and the one who sends kids to school and go to market most of the time. We always back each other up. Even my kids know their mom & dad are the best teammates :-)

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  6. Really mom is wonderful and always sacrify herself for the family. Good that she has a sweet hubby that help her with the house chores.

    Bad weather causing many people sore throat. Go squeeze her some fresh lemon juice with warm water. Hope she can recover soon.

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  7. Eugene..take her for a holiday ... just the two of you... :) any lady will like that.. but of course, the boys must be well taken care of by someone otherwise she will not enjoy the breakaway! :)

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  8. Dont be like me..work until sick.. hahahaa... just kidding.. I am not hardworking... no more like my younger days..but age is the excuse.. once reach certain age, we tend to slow down otherwise stressful.. your wife is still young.. can take it..but once awhile must go to "rejuvenate" the brain cells... (speaking by experience) :)

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  9. sorry..not *by*.. *from*... today my grey cells also not working.. tired too..

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  10. Your wife double check after you get the boys ready? I do that when I don't trust my hubb's capability on a task, kekeke~ Nothing to do with maternal thing.

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  11. I guess she needs to learn "hand it off" (if others can handle the task). Every working mom has to be supermom . :)

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  12. I like this sentiment the most,
    "So if you are a boss and if you have those working moms working under you,please give them some avenues to "chill and hang lose",please do not let them lose their health,sanity and happiness."

    Not many bosses are 'chill and hang lose'. My boss is not like that a single bit, he can't understand working mothers like you, as his wife is not working.

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  13. Agree with Claire. A good holiday to rejuvenate

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  14. Alamak... I feel rather 'malaise' after reading your post(I'm those easily get influenced type, lol)!

    Wow, she is really tough but also I must agree with others, she is luckier becos of a good boss, nice subordinates and most important a wonderful and understanding husband!!!

    While gvg a pat on her shoulder, giv a pat on your back too!;D

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  15. it is hard sometimes to juggle everything especially when we are worn out. in which is why, when it comes to this, we are glad that our spouse are understanding enough.

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  16. Eugene,
    your wife is a responsible worker, but she should know when to stop. Health comes first. Sometimes it is good to take a break, relax, unwind, whatever, then come back fresh. Rather than work ,work work until force to take leave,

    ps unfortunately not all bosses are like our friend Lee.
    they will wear you out if possible.

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  17. Cook chicken soup with ginseng for her! See Chinese sinseh for prescription. Yomeishu is good too... or Brand's Essence of chicken. Get down to it, quick. Action speaks louder than words....

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  18. how sweet, but..I think most bosses wont read this, maybe you should publish it in a newspaper :)

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