Time to appreciate our moms and grandmoms!!

It took me around one hour to cook this meal + clearing out the dishes + cleaning the kitchen. I just felt so exhausted after that and the annoyance of slogging in the kitchen made me think about our previous generation, especially Indian households.

My mom spent almost 6 to 7 hours a day in the kitchen when we were growing up and my grandma would have easily spent more than 12 hours in the kitchen without all these modern kitchen equipments. But I have never seen any men or anyone in my family thank or appreciate the women in the family for the care they give. They just did their duty without expecting anything in return!!

Above all, even after working hard for their spouse, in-laws and kids all these years, now they willingly come forward to take care of their grand kids and offer support. Aren’t they just amazing?

Thanks mom and I am sorry I did not appreciate you enough when was young. Love you always πŸ™‚

As far as I have known from my friends and family, there is no gender inequality in doing household chores and this is the most welcoming change in our generation. Also I feel we get due recognition and appreciation from our partner and children for what we do.

Our previous generations definitely did not enjoy these. But its never too late. If you have never appreciated your mom or grandmoms for what they contribute to your household, I think its high time you do!

Love you grandma! Thank you for everything!!

Tell them their food is awesome and thank them, let them take a break for a day or two and pamper them with your cooking, gift them a spa day or anything that would make them happy!!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellen says:

    You cooked all that in an hour! That is a feat in itself! ☺️
    I agree, our mums and grandmums never complained. It’s only us, the spoiled ones, who complain despite all the blessings we have. It is indeed so important to be grateful. Lovely post! ☺️

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      True that. I have never seen them complain. I also realized that they had never had ‘me-time’. Did they even crave for some time for themselves? They never expressed. They are just amazing πŸ™‚


  2. Being grateful starts within. So often the small things are taken for granted. Beautiful meal and story. That meal will definitely foster the energy needed for a family to grow in love with one another. Thank you for this reminder to be grateful to all who are in my life.

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  3. TamrahJo says:

    I saw much more ‘support’ from husbands of the older couples I grew up observing, than I did in the ‘modern’ couples when I came of age in the ‘career woman’ age of things – – – many of the ‘old school’ dad’s, neighbors, etc., supported women who were there for them, too, showed a thousand different ways how they supported their wives – from my perspective – something got broken during the 80’s & 90s – it was almost like a punishment for wanting to have a career – and some of it continues today, even though things seem to be improving – I still hate to hear a ‘full time mom saying, “um…I don’t work, I’m ‘just’ a stay at home mom’ – here, where I live, that is both such a boon and such a sacrifice – given societal norms of the ‘super mommy’ and also, in an area that see’s continued rise in cost of living, but no real matching in ages without long commutes – – sigh – but, you are right, at least in some cultures/places/for some folks perspectives – there is a loosening of ‘gender based ‘whose in charge’ of and the rise in husbands who stay home to care for hearth, home & children because their wife earns more and they agree it best for the family if someone concentrates full time on the home – well – slowly but surely, we may, as a species, work our way out of errors made in past changes – sigh –
    P.S. – thanks for visiting me and…as you can tell, I’m behind on visiting those who visit me – and um…sorry for blogging in your comments area – but really have enjoyed reading here, thus far and look forward to reading more – πŸ™‚


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