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There was a man named Josh. He was a rich man who owned a big company. He had a wife and two children.
He was so busy establishing his company and rarely spent time with his family. He had no idea what his wife likes or what his children are doing. His only aim was to earn a lot of money. Whole day he used to work, travel and night he used to return to his home. By the time he reaches home, it will be so late that his wife and children will be sleeping.
His wife used to do housework whole day and takes care of the children. But he never helped her. He used to think all she does is sit in the house and he is the one who earns and feeds them. One day his wife decided to talk to him and to tell him that it’s difficult for her to be alone. She called him and asked him to come home early for a day.
He went home and asked his wife “Why did you call me? You know that I am so busy. All you do is sit at home.”. She replied “Yes, I sit at home but I don’t sit and sleep whole day. I do all the work in the house. I wake up morning clean the house, cook food, do the laundry, I feed the children, take them to school and look after them.” Josh replied “so what? What’s so difficult about that? I work whole day outside.” She said “yes you work outside, you earn money, you spend it for yourself and I am not asking for it. All I need is you spend some time with me and your children. I am married to you but I feel alone and I don’t get any love, care or appreciation from you.” Josh ignored her. He told her that he is tired and she is creating unnecessary problems.
Days went by, one day when he came home early, he saw that things were lying on the floor, cloths unwashed, the kitchen was not clean, sink was full of dishes, bedroom was not tidy. Books lying all over the table. He stood in the hall and started shouting “Why have you not cleaned the house? Where are you? ” There was no reply. He looked for his wife and she was not inside the house. His Children were not there either. He called to her phone and there was no reply. After few hours he got a call from the hospital that his wife is admitted. He went to the hospital and he found his wife in a serious condition. He asked the doctor, “what happened to my wife?”. Doctor said “Your wife is suffering from chronic kidney disease. She is undergoing treatment for it for months now. Her condition is getting worse.” Josh was shocked.
Doctor asked “You are her husband, right? How come you did not know about her condition? You did not notice that she is growing weak and suffering? ” Josh was unable to reply to the doctor. He sat near to his wife who was lying on the hospital bed. He looked at her with tears in his eyes. He looked at his children and he saw them taking care of their mother.
He started feeling guilty about how being a husband he did not take time to care for his wife. He sat there crying thinking how his wife managed to do all the work at house alone. How lonely she might have felt without having anyone to tell her problems. How depressed she might have been without having her husband to look after her. As these thoughts ran in his mind… he started crying out loud holding his wife hands. His wife woke up hearing him cry and said to him “Don’t cry, at least you are here now.”
That day Josh decided he is never going to take his family for granted. He realized that he was setting his priorities wrong the whole time. Josh started spending time with his wife and children. He still goes to work and also looks after his family. He helps his wife with the chores, takes her to hospital and always makes sure that she is happy. After few years, his wife completely recovered. They are now a happy family.
You know the love of a parent once you become a parent. You realize there are lot of things that needs to be changed. Before your child is born, you make plans on what to buy and what changes to be done in your life, which will make your child’s life easier and comfortable. All are decided to suit the child’s comfort and needs. For example.. If you did not own a car.. you feel now its the right time to buy a car. It does not matter that you have to work harder, sacrifice your desires and save more.
As you see your child , you are willing to work harder. You only think about giving the best to your child. You want to give what you did not have to your child. Responsibilities increase but you still want to do everything that will make your child smile.
You no longer think about yourself. Its more about your child. Its like.. when you open online shopping app you look at baby or kids clothing first.
When you feel like giving up.. you see your child smile and you get a reason to hold on. You come back tired from your work and when you see your child, you forget your exhaustion. You run and hug your child. You always want to show your love. You are now promoted from a couple to a Mom and a Dad.
I have created a short fun meme on husband wife and baby – you can watch it here https://youtu.be/dtYv8bMHkuc
Constipation in babies is a cause of concern for a parent. Past few days my baby had to go through the same. She did not show any signs of irritation or pain and was playing happily. It was 4 days and I was all over searching for remedies. Though the people I know told me that babies can go up to 5-10 days without a bowel movement. Initial 2-3 months babies do poop a lot and after that there will be days when they don’t do. Since she was not showing any signs of discomfort I thought of trying natural remedies and wait for a day. It actually worked.
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These are some of the home remedies:
- Gently move babies legs while they are lying on their back in cycling motions.
- Gently hold babies legs and push it towards the belly.
Massage: Massage the babies stomach in a circular clockwise motion.
Tummy time: Place baby on their stomach. Tummy time helps to strengthen babies muscles.
Raisin water: (for babies above 4 months)
- Wash 4-5 raisins in warm water to clean it. Keep it in a bowl.
- Boil 3 spoons of water and soak the cleaned raisin in the boiled water and leave it overnight.
- At morning, Squeeze the soaked raisins and filter it. You will get the raisin water. If its cold then keep the bowl with raisin water on warm water. Feed the raisin water to baby once a day in empty stomach.
Black raisins are more effective. Raisin water worked for my baby within 1 hour.
If these remedies did not work and also baby is showing signs of discomfort then consult Pediatrician.