Lazy moms make the best kids

Are you guilty of being a lazy mom?



The other day I was talking to my CAREER WOMAN cousin who has recently retired from her job.  But of course, being a career woman, she can’t really retire and is thinking of starting another career, this time as an entrepreneur. As a SAHM whose Start Ups are soon Given Up before they actually took off,  I was moaning the fact that I could never retire because I had no career to begin with, therefore, no job to retire from.

“It’s all your fault, ” she tells me ” for not being a lazy mom!”

Now that was news indeed to me. For the first time ever I was actually chastised for not being lazy. 

This got me thinking. It is true that  mothers who are lazy do in fact have children who are most competent. The logic is very simple.

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]Hardworking mother=Lazy child[/tweetthis]

If you have a lazy mother, you have no option but to do things for yourself. Hence you grow up to be a more efficient adult who is totally capable of doing things for himself.

Stop picking up the toys

The first thing to do is to stop picking up the toys, putting away the clothes and feeding the babies. As soon as they are able, children should be encouraged to do things for themselves. This not only empowers them but frees you from a lifetime of picking up the pieces and keeping track of important documents etc.

So does that mean, you should put up your feet and watch movies all day long?

Not at all. On the contrary, pick up your degree, get a job and go to work.


So for all you working mothers who feel guilty when they go to work,

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]throw out the guilt and go back to work. [/tweetthis]



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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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6 Responses

  1. Dashy says:

    That’s a nice logic. My dad was often too lazy to drop me off when I wanted to go out somewhere, so I started doing that on my own and soon knew the city well. At the same time my friend’s dad was always around to pick her up and drop her anywhere at all, the consequence of which she didn’t know how to get back home on her own from anywhere. So yes, this logic makes sense.
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  2. Hardworking mum = lazy children. I know that coz my mum is hardworking so I turned out to be hardly working 😀 I stay at home but cannot really get over ‘hardly working’. So I make son run around the house checking switches if they are on or off, let him tidy up his toys, books, homework books, stationery. Soon I will also teach him basic cooking, ‘bhai khana bhi khud bana lo’. I am a very lazy mum so all I do is stick to the couch with the books and read them aloud. Sunoge nahin to kahan jaoge 😛
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    • Bellybytes says:

      Good for you Anamika . Way to go. Your son will grow up to be an independent little fellow and leave you to write to your books

  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    That’s one reason why I was so lazy… My mom did everything 😛 … but even now she won’t rest, I really wish she would as she is getting older. Wonderful points 🙂
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  4. Lata Sunil says:

    Perfect logic..make the kids independent. they should learn to survive on their own.

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