However, when we fail to receive any recognition for our efforts, be it at home or at work, our morale does go for a dip. Well, frankly, mine does! And, being a home maker, all the more so, as homemakers aren’t really held in such a high esteem. For all that we do for our in-laws, for our kids and husbands, we women do feel the craving for an occasional word of praise from our better-halves, don’t we, girls? And, when even subtle hints don’t get the desired outcome (from our hubbies) we do yearn to receive some from, who else, but our parents!
I do! Yes, my father used to praise every activity I participated in, whether at home or in school/college. He does it now, too. “How well she takes care of her family/how well she writes/sketches/etc!” He would praise me to the moon, leaving me blushing and a tad embarrassed! But, unfortunately, such moments are few and far between. I am now in ‘my’ home, away from dad-mum. So…so, at times, when I feel the need for some morale boosting and seek it from the hubby, and when I don’t see it coming, I miss my dad! I do feel the urge to pick up the phone and call him up and plead with him to shower me with some praise, but I know, if I were to do that, I would develop a lump in my throat, and dad, being dad, would come rushing over!
That’s how dads are, aren’t they? The best men we daughters will ever find in our entire lives! Okay, our hubbies are good, too, but can they measure up to our dads? ! What say, girls? 🙂
Umm…that’s all for this post, now. I so need that chat with my dad! Right now!