Our Maid went to her village around Holi and she wasn’t back when lockdown started. So, everything has to be done by my Mom only. First week of lockdown was still fine but then I noticed my mother tensed up with so much work to finish around her.
To release Mom’s tension, me and my father took some household chores and divided it among us. Even though my mother was saying that she will handle everything on her own but I felt that I should help her. She never asks for help no matter how much she is loaded with household work. Daily I started doing dishes. Also, me and my father wash clothes every alternate day now.
To wash clothes cleanly, we use Ariel Matic Liquid Detergent. I pour a scoop of detergent in the machine and followed the entire clothes washing process properly. Since, I stayed in hostel during my college days, so I already knew how to wash clothes.
By taking up some chores from Mom, we busted her stress. My Mom told me that you are a great son and will be a good husband too. She praised my Dad also a lot. We all should help the ladies of our families in doing household chores. It’s not just their responsibility to take care of the house. It’s the responsibility of each and every member. Let’s bring gender equality.
Let’s share the load and multiply the love. Encourage other men around you also to share the load with the women of their house. Ariel has really given us some great and beautiful task this lockdown which we should follow even after lockdown. When I shared my story with my friends in a conference video call, they all liked the idea and all the friends made a pact to help their Mom or Wife. This is a great change that every household should adopt to lead a happy life.
Thanks to Ariel for coming up with this initiative to split responsibilities at home. I would say cheers to all the men who are already sharing the load and bringing constant joy in their home. Times of crisis always brings people together and make them realize about their true potential.