A working mom, however late she might be running, will chose to make 2 paranthas lesser for herself but will never skip packing lunch for her husband and kid. She will skip putting on her lipstick but will never skip to dress up her kid from head to toe for the school. Even at office all she is worried about is – “Has the servant come? Did my child return from school? Did he/she eat properly? Is he/she sleeping or studying? ” These kinds of worries hover over a working mom’s head, leaving little space to concentrate on her work.
Also, one of the biggest projects for a lady is -“khaane mein kya banaun?” This is one question that occupies a lady’s head 24×7 for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. She always speculates between choices of her children, in-laws and husband. Rarely or never does she cook for herself. Instead while making chapattis she saves the worst of the lot for herself and serves the best ones to the family. Why do we discriminate ourselves from the rest of the family? I do not preach to throw away your leftover food but once in a while, give away that burnt chapatti to a dog or bird and make a fresh one for yourself.
We are so busy living for others that we forget that our soul is equally important. It is nobody else’s but our moral duty to pamper it and rejuvenate it. I have observed that most Indian women, by the time they reach 50 and age starts dawning upon them, they start feeling victimised. Major reason being – they themselves have spent each and every second of their life for their kids and husband. When their kids go out for studies or are married off, ladies are left shattered. They don’t have any motive left in life. Hence, even after being showered with all the love and care, they feel that they are not getting enough. Which is obvious because getting back each and every second of yours is just impossible.