"Who cooks in your house?
Do you cook or does your Mom cook?"
My daughter's friend asks her.
I somehow just love the question.
Thinking seems to have evolved tremendously in the past few years.
When we were growing up I remember "Moms" being thought of as literal
'cooking and cleaning machines'
I remember the hushed gossip about working women who employed cooks or ate out.
I even recall a time when a neighbour judged my mom (a very busy doctor) for using a pressure cooker to cook 'fast'
Her tone was one of pity for our family because we were supposedly living on boiled food because my mother 'worked'
From there to this point where a teenager can easily imagine a mom sitting at home all day...
And yet not cooking.
And another huge perception change....perhaps because of the pandemic -
Assuming that another teen should be perfectly capable of cooking a full meal if her mom doesn't.
I like the way things are changing.
Disclaimer before someone asks about why my husband doesn't cook. He does. But there are only the two of us at home right now.