Helping Mother in Household Chores

 Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Haseeb goes to the castle and he waits for Lalo Mama to come. Lalo Mama comes late and after greeting, he asks Haseeb that why he has not taken his sister, Farida to the castle. Haseeb replies that Farida was busy in household chores and she might arrive in a few minutes.

Farida arrives and Lalo Mama welcomes her. Farida blames Haseeb for not waiting for her and she adds that she was busy in household chores with his mother.

Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle. Haseeb blames Farida that she always complains about household chores.

 Lalo Mama turns on a tape recorder. A girl, Benafsha, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says, “Some laborers were working in our house and I had to prepare the food and as I did not find time to study my school lessons, I got low scores in the exam and I told to my mother that I would not help her anymore in household chores.”

Lalo Mama turns off the tape recorder. Farida says that she would not help her mother in household chores either.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


 in the window, the reporter of the castle turns on the TV and a show is displaying on the TV.

In the first scene, a mother washes clothes and she wants her daughter, Zarmeena to wash the dishes but Zarmeena pretends that she studies her school lessons. Her mother says that their neighbor’s daughters study their school lessons and also do their household chores but Zarmeena doesn’t accept.

In the second scene, the mother wants Zarmeena to prepare lunch, but Zarmeena denies it and gets angry. Meanwhile, Zarmeena’s friend, Nazia comes and Zarmeena greets her. Nazia asks about her angriness. Zarmeena complains about her household chores. Nazia says to prepare a time table for her household chores, rest time and studying.

In the third scene, Zarmeena is busy with cleaning the house yard. Her mother wants her to prepare breakfast. Zarmeena says that she has already prepared it. Her mother appraises her and asks how she has done house chores without any objection. Zarmeena replies that she would never face any problem afterward. The mother asks the reason. Zarmeena replies that she has prepared a timetable for household chores, leisure time, and studying.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Farida promises that when she goes back home, she would also make a timetable for her.