Last year, for her birthday, I treated my wife to a trip to the spa. Those two hours she spent spoiling herself at the spa while I looked after our kid were absolute heaven.
The problem is that very few women are actually honest in sharing the true challenges of mother hood and they like to pretend everything is absolutely perfect in their homes when, actually, what they really desperately need more than anything else in the world is just two hours of escape.
No wonder parent hood is hard.
It sucks picking poo up out of the floor with your bare hands and flushing it down the toilet. It is demoralizing cooking food that your toddler turns his or her nose up at until you resort, once again, to maggi noodles .
It is incredibly, unimaginably difficult keeping calm while your 2-year-old throws an absolute hurricane of a fit, kicking and screaming and thrashing about on the ground. But you do -- you try to -- and, most of the time, you get it kind-of OK.
It is also quite simply magnificent, beautiful and wonder-filled to be a mom. It is the most rewarding thing you will ever do and, without a doubt, the most important job on earth. But you can't do it alone. To raise a child is a challenging job. You need to start taking a break for yourselves on Women's Day so that you can rest, and recoup, and then drive home to do it all over again.
Rape, dowry, molestation, office-politics and loose talk- the woman has been subjected to horrendous experiences and yet, she doesn’t give up. It is not in her nature to.
You women are playing multiple roles, you should not ignore your own health and well-being. In fact, the multi-responsibility avatar is precisely the reason why you should ensure good health for yourselves.
Be honest with yourselves, with others, with everyone you can help, by just, simply, being real.
Happy Women’s Day to all of you.