According to a new survey, baby boomer women have a clear and distinct advantage over the women of Generation Y. For those of you who don't know, baby boomer women were born between 1946 and 1964, while the women of Generation Y, also known as Millennials, were born between 1983 and 1997. The women in this group are the children from my generation.
Okay, so now that we have that straight here's what the survey says: Generation Y women are unable to master the chores their mothers and grandmothers did daily.
Only 51% of women under 30 can cook a roast, compared with 82% of baby boomers.
Traditional skills outside the kitchen are also slipping with only 23 percent of Generation Y women able to grow a plant and only 54% know how to sew.
I might add here that this survey was generated out of Australia by social researcher Mark McCrindle so it's very possible that those numbers would be even lower in the United States.
If the younger women don't have these skills, the question is why? Didn't their mothers pass on the knowledge that was passed on to them as they were growing up?
Amazing how some boomer women spend thousands of dollars for a perfect cosmetic look but fall short when it comes to teaching their own daughters a thing or two about life.