Last morning I bought spinach from the market.After coming home I handed over the bunch to my mother for it needed to be washed, cleaned and the spinach leaves need to be individually separated.
As I handed over the bunch, Ma told me-“Now what? The whole bunch needs to be cleaned and so forth.Who will do that? By simply handing over the bunch your work simply gets over.”
I kept quiet and went to my room.Soon Ma entered my room with a tray on which there were sandwiches and coffee.Ma had made them for me.Ma kept the tray on the table and as she was leaving I held Ma’s arms and said -“Ma please share the sandwiches and the coffee with me.”
Ma-“No, I bought these sandwiches for you.”
I-“Please Ma have the sandwiches with me.”
After a lot of pleading Ma said ” yes”.
As we sat down to have the sandwiches and the coffee. I said-“Ma sorry for the spinach. I will help you clean them.”
Ma patted my back and gave me a big kiss.
I think this how parents teach their children to share the workload.