When Isha Ambani got married and now when Akash Ambani got married, women in different groups had the same question, “Will both the new bahus meet their mother-in-law’s expectations? Will they wake up in the morning and make tea?”
I want to ask all this women, “Would you all also expect the same from your daughter-in-law?” A qualified girl who is at par with your son will be judged by meeting your expectations and serving tea? Why o why women have to do this to their own tribe? Women in India lament “Nothing is going to change”, but with this mindset nothing will change.
No, I swear I don’t have any such tea-making, saree-clad bahu expectations from my DIL because I was not and I am not that kind. My daughter will value new relations but not at the expense of meeting “societal expectations” of waking up early or making tea or three meals a day. Be it a girl or a boy, both need to respect and love their new families.
Just welcome the girl with open arms..