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?
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!
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!!