Livin' la bartan pochha
Its me again... I'm getting hooked to your posts. I have a slight different take on this one and I will quote one of my favourite movie 'If you are good at something, never do it for free'. While I totally support one parent taking up full time parenting, why don't I see more men take this up. Is it because women are more 'suited' for taking care of children? This was busted when I saw a Netflix documentary on how irrespective of gender, the person who is the primary care giver has a slightly enlarged amygdala. This got me to the conclusion that it is social conditioning that makes us think women are more suited to look after the home.
Hey Mahima, you write really well. Routine things. Taken for granted by half of the humanity. Your style, weaving the theme, control over narrative, choice of words and phrases and the lucid presentation makes it even more attractive to read. Please bring more of the kind!
Hey Mahima, you covered such a relevant and sensitive topic pretty well. Keep it up girl.
I myself have been oscillating between working to stay at home to a balance between both and then leaving it all to move to a new country and then learn a new language and re-invent myself after struggling from the bottom of a ladder to up again. But thankfully I always had my husband's and parents support and just after 10 years and multiple sacrifices later, I earned the love and respect of my in-laws too! So all in all I would say I am still in a good situation.
But your article hits the chord!