ROLE REVERSAL- Un-stereotyping parental roles?!

“HIM OR HER?
FATHER OR MOTHER?
NOT SO DIFFERENT OTHERWISE,
YET LOOKED REVERSED?
TWO PILLARS,
THAT I RESTED MY HEAD ON!”

TYPICALLY AS MOTHER’S DAY ARRIVES ALL FACEBOOK WALLS FILLED WITH MEMES AND POST OF HOW WONDERFUL YOUR MOM IS. & ITS A CURSE WILL BE CAST UPON YOU IF YOU DON’T SHARE THEM….THOSE”SHARE IN 3 SECS , IF YOU LOVE YOUR MOM” POSTS.

OFCOURSE MOTHERS ARE MAGICAL CREATURES. THAT’S PROBABLY WHY THEY ARE CALLED MOMS!!

TO MY SURPRISE MOST OF THE POSTS SUGGEST THAT SOMETHING YOU CAN’T FIND FOR LIKE TWO HOURS, SUPERHERO-“MOM” STEPS IN & FINDS IN 5 MINUTES. NOW THERE MAYBE TWO PROBABLE REASONS FOR THAT- 1. YOU DON’T ARRANGE THINGS IN YOUR ROOM,SIT LIKE A LAZY ASS WHILE YOUR MOM PUTS IT ALL PROPERLY.[LIKE ME]
2. OR YOU ARE AN ABSENT MINDED IDIOT & DON’T REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT IT & ARE LAZY TO LOOK AROUND{ME AGAIN}

[THE LAST & THE SURE SHOT REASON IS IF YOU HAVE A SIBLING- THEY HAVE PROBABLY RANSACKED YOUR BELONGINGS]

PEOPLE ALSO POST ON HOW MOMS TUCK THEM INTO THEIR BED WHEN THEY WERE KIDS, STAY UP ALL NIGHT WHEN THEY WERE ILL, PACK THEM THEIR TIFFIN ETC ETC…

THEN WHERE IS DAD?!

NO! HE WOULD COME UP ONLY WHEN FATHER’S DAY WOULD BE UP. AGAIN THEN THE POSTS WILL BE LIKE, ” HE CARRIED YOU ON HIS SHOULDERS” , “HE EARNS FOR YOU” , ” HE HAS MADE SO MANY SACRIFICES BY BUYING THINGS YOU WANT & NOT GETTING HIMSELF ANYTHING” ETC ETC.

BOTH MY PARENTS WORK. SO IN THAT ATMOSPHERE I HAVE NEVER REALLY REALIZED TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN MOM AND DAD [OTHER THAN THE GENETIC ONE THOUGH].

I REMEMBER HOW MY FATHER USED TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT WHEN I USED TO GET SEVERE EAR ACHES AS A CHILD SO THAT MY MOM COULD GET SOME SLEEP.

I USED TO FALL ASLEEP ON THE COUCH & HE USED TO CARRY ME TO BED & TUCK ME IN. HE STILL DOES CHECK ON ME FOR THE BLANKET EVERY NIGHT.

WHEN MOM DOES FALL ILL HE STILL PACKS MY TIFFIN TO COLLEGE & HELPS MOM WITH THE HOUSEHOLD CHORES.

MY DAD HAS AN EXPERTISE IN SOME OF THE DISHES AT HOME WHICH HE ALONE COOKS WHENEVER WE DEMAND.

MY MOM ON THE OTHER HAND; EVEN SHE HAS BEEN EARNING FOR US.SHE TAUGHT ME TO RIDE A CYCLE[AT LEAST TRIED; I COULDN’T LEARN THOUGH].

THERE ARE DAYS WHEN SHE COMES HOME LATER THAN MY DAD.SHE BECAME A QUEEN & MADE ME HER PRINCESS.[SHE WASN’T A QUEEN ONLY BECAUSE SHE HAD A KING, SHE WAS A QUEEN BECAUSE SHE MADE HERSELF INTO ONE.]

I REMEMBER HOW DAD USED TO BE BUSY WHEN I WAS A KID & MOM WAS PLAYING BOTH ROLES.

MY MOM HAS PLAYED MY DAD WHEN I NEEDED HIM,
& MY DAD PLAYED MOM WHEN I NEEDED HER!!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellen Hawley says:

    That’s a fine tribute to your parents. And to the ways the world has changed.

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    1. I agree….thank you 🙂

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