This morning, the moment I woke up, I saw many congratulatory messages being flooded in our family whats app group for both my uncle and aunt, especially for aunt who could make my uncle do the “household work”!
Wondering, what the big deal is? Well, it is.
Housework especially in India, is widely considered as “women’s work”. Gone are the days when doing household was below the dignity of a man. In today’s age of equality, even the house chores need to be equally divided. With full time domestic chores and no part-time help, we are discovering a new side to ourselves.
We’re all in this together. But are we really?
I belong to a family where there are no gender disparities when it comes to sharing household chores but then this is not the case with every family off course. Some families still show patriarchal rules where a woman of the house is expected to take care of everything. Luckily, my family doesn’t follow such rules. My dad and my brother, who haven’t even peeled salad on their own, probably started helping with the household things in these difficult times. They have started to share the load at home.
Also, it’s rightly said “To share a home, means to #ShareTheLoad”. It should be the responsibility of every person.
My dad has become the true hero of the house. Even with his busy work from home schedule, he never misses to help my mother with household activities. I have seen him doing the dishes after breakfast, watering the plants, sometimes mopping the floor and helping with the laundry. He is doing a lot and has gone beyond his comfort zone. On the other hand, my brother, being the youngest in the family, is the most pampered child. He has never done anything around the house primarily because there have been house helps always, now he is surprisingly helping my mom in lot of activities. He helps with the laundry since it’s the easiest of the lot. No wonder, he is aware of all washing powders that we use now. He also claims that he now knows how laundry cleaning is to be done efficiently and how much powder is enough for it. He even blames us for wasting it so much.
I’m not complaining…sitting back with my mother and letting him enjoy his moments of fame.
This lockdown is seriously a blessing in disguise as my mom got much needed rest and help from us all. Ariel India conveys this beautiful message of #ShareTheLoad and #ShareTheLaundry in an amazing manner.
I hope every man realizes that it’s time for them to step up and Share The Load so she could sleep better!
#ShareChoresMultiplyLove #ShareTheLoad #ShareTheLaundry #ShareTheLove