That was a question popped out from my (lady) boss mouth, and my answer was ‘Yes’. Which she said “That is insane. What time do you normally awake to prepare breakfast?” . “uh I dunno 4.00 a.m. or 5.00 a.m. depends” I replied. “No wonder you are tired” she commented and recommended few ‘solution’ to my so-called ‘problem’.
It’s my choice to cook. Frankly, I don’t really fancy cooking. Unlike my mom, she was a kitchen goddess. She would just threw things in a pot or pans and viola! a delicious meal was produced. Me? If there is an option, I will opt for other house work i.e., cleaning, sweeping, dusting, etc.
However, ever since my position was upgraded as a ‘mother’, I prefer to cook instead of dining out. Why?
1. One of the methods to produce an obedient, humble and quality future leader
There is no scientific evidence of the above statement. My mom, and I also heard old folks used to say that whenever a mom cook, the juice from a mom’s hand or in malay term ‘air tangan’ can shape a children to be obedient. It’s probably true. I remembered when I was small, I never raised my voice to my parents or disobey their orders.
Smart mommies should use this opportunities to dzikir while cooking. I’ve attended a motivational talk where a motivator shared with the audience about the effect of words and food. He also performed a simple experiment. It’s hard to describe the experiment but in summary, the negative wave of nasty words transferred to a food will produce a negative thoughts, emotion, value to those who consume the food, and vice versa.
2. Health & Safety Reason
Health is wealth. Meal that prepared at home will be secured from any elements that may be harmed your family’s health. On contrary, restaurant or food stall operators may ignore this aspect; the might not clean the raw material properly as for them what they value is volume of customer so they need to do things fast.
3. Cost saving
Dining out may definitely will create a hole (if not burnt) in your pocket.
“But I don’t know how to cook :(“. Learn my dear, learn. Google and YouTube is always there to help us.
Remember Rome was not build in a day, and start small…with a simple dish.
Good Luck to me and you.