In the current COVID lockdown-
Schools are closed
Colleges are closed
Restaurants are closed
Roads are closed to traffic
Factories and mills are closed
Flights and trains have shut down
However, services by our ladies are continuing 24×7 –
Day starts with preparation for breakfast
Then preparation has to be done for lunch
In between it’s time for doing the dishes and cleaning the house
At least alternate days require clothes to be laundered
Then it’s time for dinner
Children are studying from home, but they need to be supervised
And of course, every homemaker also sees to it that the daily chore of thanking the god almighty is completed without fail!
Salutation to the ladies of the house – our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives, who are doing it all and more , albeit silently.
The above translation from an Urdu writing is a refreshing change from crass and cheap Tik tok videos doing rounds on social media showing the men of the house being tortured by women for household chores! While society has changed with men more agreeable to sharing household chores; women are having it tough without doubt and above eulogy is , I must admit quite graceful!