It goes without saying that the family dynamics have changed a lot since the '90s and we no longer live in a world where women are slogging at thankless household chores. Those are the days of the past. While the times have changed, I still have a few memories from back in the day that makes me reflect on the current scenario.
When I am on one of those nostalgia trips, I get flashes of images from when I was 7-8 years old where I see my mom, dad, and grandparents running errands and perform routine activities. I, of course, couldn't do much since I was a child but I saw them work tirelessly to make our home, homely.
Be it something as little as my father taking out the trash, my grandmother peeling off the peas or my grandfather walking our pets, every little thing they did, made our home a special place
My mother, of course, did most of the housework and got due credit for it. But somehow, the little things that the rest of the family members did, got lost amidst the chatter of 'home is nothing without a mother'.
Now I don't mean to take away credit from our incredibly hardworking mothers. It's just that while they are celebrated for their hard work, others are not.
It's the little contributions of all our family members that make our home, home. Echoing the same sentiment is Preethi Kitchen Appliances' new heartwarming video which shows a family of four living together and helping each other get through life. Have a look.
From a young son helping his mother by lifting the television box to a grandad helping his daughter break the coconut shell, the video sends across a powerful message; each home has many homemakers.
The heartwarming video won the hearts of the netizens and was enough to create buzz on the Internet, so much so, that several actors and actresses shared their homemaker stories on social media. Check 'em out:
Ganesh VenkatRam talks about the cruel irony of housework in his post
❤️❤️❤️ Thank you my love ❤️❤️❤️ #onehomemanyhomemakers #Repost @prettysunshine28 • • • • • Everybody wants to save the earth, but no one wants to help do the dishes or clean the house 🙆🏻♀️ The cruel irony of housework: people only notice when you don't do it!! 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ I Am happy and blessed to have a hubby who appreciates every meal i cook, and never forgets to share the daily work load.😊💕 @talk2ganesh always understands my point of view and never hestitates to help me in the kitchen or cleaning or all the financial things which i hate doing ! I guess...the truth is that " A happy couple" is not only about Romance, chemistry and fancy dinners but most importantly about truly understanding your partners needs and sharing her work load every single day !! #onehomemanyhomemakers
Venkat Prabhu makes an important point about breaking the gender stereotypes
This is my #OneHomeManyHomemakers story Homemakers and breadwinners are the terms in which the society categorised women and men ! When women are turning breadwinners in many families and making gender pay gap to steadily narrow. Men too can become a perfect homemaker balancing the work and home. One such classic real life example is my friend/brother @arunachalamsubramaniam How much ever the circumstances looked crucial he never failed to share the domestic chores and never failed to give attention to his kids. This man cooks exclusively for his wife , kids and also for his mom to their preferences. He knows the art of filling the housework gender gap by involving himself from groceries shopping to cleaning the house. He proves a man too can be a great homemaker. I’m sure there are lots of men out there who does this and share the chores equally. I always look up for the men like him who fills this gap. So, what’s your #onehomemanyhomemakers story?
Vidyu Raman talks about men being homemakers
#OneHomeManyHomemakers When we think of the word “homemaker” we only think of our moms.. but according to me one home can have more than one homemaker.. my dad is an example of that! He is someone who is so involved in the running of a house. He helps my mum out in the kitchen, paying of bills, takes our dog Bailey for his walk everyday and is always helpful during functions in the house. There is no gender discrimination while running a home and everyone needs to contribute. Thanks Appa for being a great co-homemaker to Amma and your attitude is what I expect in my future partner as well! Who do you think is the other homemaker in your home? Share your story 💕
The couple behind the home cooking show say that they take turns to make food in the kitchen.
It's been about 20 beautiful years since we got married and our love for food has been the same ever since. When it comes to sharing the kitchen we both take turns and make unique and delicious food for each other and for our family. This has been keeping our love beautiful and tender because "Cooking is love made visible". Share your story using the #OneHomeManyHomemakers #homecooking
Kiki Vijay is proud of her husband who helps her in household chores
#OneHomeManyHomemakers sharing my story 👉 Living in a world where majority of the thought is “women should do the housework” , I’m blessed to have a hubby who shares my professional work,financial work,household work from the bottom of his heart ! I would infact say he pampers me by makin my breakfast mostly n takes up everything on his shoulders 🥰 @shanthnu 😘 If you love your home, get down and do the work yourself 💛😊 #OneHomeManyHomemakers Do share ur story 👍
Riythvika thanks her father for his support and giving her the confidence to work hard
This is my #onehomemanyhomemakers story My Appa my pillar of confidence, back bone of my family along with my mom. He s my inspiration from my childhood, most hardworking person in the world. He would do all the works at home cooking, cleaning & grocery shopping. A father is a man who expects his childrens to be as good as he meant to be. You need a strong family because at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. I try to live my life like my father lives his. On Building Confidence. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. He always take care of everyone else first. My dad never judges me whether I win or lose. My father is the one I always look up to with much respect and unconditional love 🤗❤️ Share ur stories
I can't help but laud Preethi Kitchen Appliances for their initiative #OneHomeManyHomemakers and giving us a platform to share our homemaker stories. If you too happen to be a non-designated homemaker, share your stories here.