It was the time for dinner, so Rachel and her parents sat together and had their dinner. After the dinner was over, Rachel got up and quickly ran toward her room. Her mother asked her to stop, come back, take her plate and keep it in the kitchen. Rachel gave an annoyed look to her mother and unwantingly did what her mother told her to do. This was the case every day, without her mother’s command Rachel would not do the chores she was supposed to do.
One day, when Rachel came from school, she saw the doctor checking her mother, while her father was sitting nearby. She curiously asked her father, “Daddy, what happened?” Her father replied, “Oh dear don’t worry, Mumma just got a little sick.” Hearing this, Rachel went to her mother and asked, “Mumma are you all right?” Her mother smiled weakly, “Baby I’m fine, I just need a little rest”. Rachel got relieved hearing her mother, she asked her to rest and went to her room. After some time, Rachel’s father came to her room and asked, “Rachel, as Mumma is not well, I have decided to do her work today. Would you like to help me?” Rachel agreed to the task and went along with her dad.
They both went to the kitchen and Rachel’s father said they should start by cleaning the kitchen. Rachel helped her father clean the kitchen. After cleaning, they started preparing dinner, Rachel helped by getting vegetables from the refrigerator and washing them. Her father chopped the vegetables and started cooking while Rachel was sitting there and helping her father whenever he needed. Rachel’s mother came near the kitchen and saw her helping her father in cooking and was very happy to see this. Rachel saw her mother standing near the kitchen, she went up to her and said “Mumma, you go and rest, Daddy and I are making the food.” Listening to this, her mom smiled and went back to her room. The dinner was prepared, and Rachel and her father assembled it on the dinner table. Rachel went to call her mother for dinner. After having dinner, Rachel and her father took the plates to the kitchen. Rachel helped her father clean the utensils. That day, Rachel realized how much work her mother did on a regular basis.
The next day onwards Rachel went and kept her plates in the sink before her mom asked. Whenever Rachel used to get free, she would help her mom with her daily tasks. Her parents were really happy to see this positive change in their daughter.
What we learnt
Knowing and performing our responsibilities is a very important part of our lives. We should always understand our roles and duties and strive to perform them, and not run away from them.