It was our society's flag hoisting event where I had a chance to have a short chat with one of my neighbor.
She is young, Gujarati, working professional with Infosys pune. She was tired of her frequent trips from Pune to Mumbai and was searching job in Mumbai now. Staying as PG with 3 other girls, cooking and cleaning and having the freedom that every young heart desires after graduation was now boredom to her. This made me realize a few things.
My husband had been staying away from home before marriage while he was working with Wipro. Due to his PG experience, I benefit a lot now.
He doesn't mind helping me in household chores. He has an open mind to my thoughts and respects my work as a stay home mother. He is foody but not picky about food and taste. This is something every Gujarati housewife dreams of.
Everyone staying away from home have experienced those days when they miss their mom after the hard day at work. No one to wash, fold and iron your clothes. Lot of sharing and assistance to other fellow mates. Lot of freedom and time to develop ones own opinion whereas gujju parents usually tend to raise kids by enforcing thoughts.
Although this may not apply to all gujju families but all traditional orthodox families where male child is pampered.