Occupation: Housewife

One day a man comes home from work to find total mayhem at home. The kids were outside still in their pajamas playing in the mud and muck. There were empty food boxes and wrappers all around. As he proceeded into the house, he found an even bigger mess. Dishes on the counter, dog food spilled on the floor, a broken glass under the table, and a small pile of sand by the back door. The family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing, and a lamp had been knocked over. He headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, to look for his wife. He was becoming worried that she may be ill, or that something had happened to her.

He found her in the bedroom, still in bed with her pajamas on, reading a book. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, “what happened here today?”

She again smiled and answered, “You know everyday when you come home from work and ask me what I did today?”
“Yes,” he replied.
She answered, “Well today I didn’t do it!”

LMAO!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was an email forwarded today by a married friend. Ah! about this friend, after a rewarding 15 year career, during which time she raisedย 2 children and both worked full time, her husband made her an offer she (for reasons known to her) couldn’t refuse: To stay at home and care for her family.

Many of my married friends are torn between their careers and families. They work very hard, only to have to give it all up. What choice do they have? This is really what you were meant to do? Times have changed however a woman is still credited based on how she manages her house despite working equal hours at work like her husband. She is still asked how would she be able to balance work and family…after kids. Women have proved successfully that they can multi-task and have a proved time and again that they can work harder than men.

Let’s celebrates the importance and beauty of a housewife…Cheers!!!

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5 thoughts on “Occupation: Housewife

  1. Great story!! And I think the work that is done at home is always given short shrift – until someone tries to do it or the person who routinely does it, chooses not to.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Definitely agree with you ๐Ÿ™‚ I understood the trouble my mom went through with my brother and me acting as brats in the house, only after I moved away from home for college.

  2. I enjoy leaving the husband with my almost 2 year old and leaving for hours at a time. I then enjoy coming home and seeing his frazzled face and the house messy and ask why he didn’t clean!

  3. Yep, being a housewife/mom is back breaking work.

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