Put your hands together for our GUEST BLOGGER: NRI Author, Shikha Kumar!! Here is her take on the popular film – Bad Moms. In her classic tongue-in-cheek style, this contemporary woman doles out useful advice for all the women out there.
I remain grateful to Shikha for contributing this piece.
Bad Moms – in plain words is a tight slap on pseudo-feminism. The film tells you just right, not underplaying, not over-presenting. How our life is always in our control, and how a simple No, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) can fix it all. All we need to do is to stop running amok and begin treating ourselves better; rest shall follow.
Here are the top 5 takeaways from this of incredibly witty yet realistic flick:
#1 Stop trying being Mrs Perfect
The last man who tried to be perfect was crucified. That could be one reason that men gave up, but women continue to be fancy the perfection. Elsa in Frozen was liberated once she realised that being ‘a good girl’ is worse a curse than ice-powers. But alas, the everyday woman continues to prove a point from breakfast to dishwashing after supper. (Let’s not get to the bed.) Take a break, breathe a while, and fetch a moment to acknowledge that all around you also possess two hands and legs to help themselves. Stop being a dutiful wife and hands-on mother more than you can live up to. You are made for them; that doesn’t imply you are a maid for them.
#2 If you are good at something, don’t do it for free
-The World is waiting out there to take you for guaranteed, and a boss is no different than husband when it comes to the list of expectations that roll worse than Draupadi’s saree. An underpaid job is equally ghastly as distressful marriage. Make sure your paycheck matches your efforts; if not, at least tune your efforts as per the salary slip. Stop overdoing; you are just making a fool of yourself.
#3 It’s okay to Bitch
Vent out without filters to the most trustful ears occasionally. Don’t care about being judged and least bother about being nice. Go creative, go filthy. BC, MF – don’t cringe on resorting to whatever it takes to heal your ego. A friend in need is a friend indeed and, at times, freaking out is remedial. So friends listening is better; after all, what goes around, comes around. Her similar day might just be around the corner.
#4 Take solo day-off
– Charity may begin at home, but all form of love begins with self-love. Indulge in yourself at times, to pamper the diva in you. Go shopping, eat life a pig, sleep like a log, or dance like nobody is watching.Unwind. Rewind. Find a soul sister if you wish, to be an accomplice on this crazy day out. Spend a day like there’s no hubby, baby or boss. My recommended frequency. Once a quarter have a ‘Me’ party to live your everyday ‘We’ days better.
#5 Be confronting, Revengeful & Unforgiving
-The only thrill left for few deprived souls is intimidating the Knights. It’s how they seek leisure to pass the time in old age or lifelong sabbatical; or to overcome their breakup or pink-slip. Don’t be a fodder to such leftover creatures. Take charge and dump the canards, in a fitting way. Don’t stop until your Devil affirms, – ‘Now that’s what I call a closure.’
No one is counting goats on the planets; they are all trying to save the tiger(ess).
Shikha is India’s fastest film rights selling author. You can buy her books at AMAZON.in.