Housewife – The word might sound simple and delightful enough, but let me tell you that it comes with one of the toughest routines you will ever come across. We often take the lives of housewives to be a pleasant, satisfying affair, not being aware of the enormous responsibilities that come with it.
And probably for that very reason,Kearns, a father of three, decided to point out the daily struggles his wife goes through, being a homemaker. And you bet, he couldn’t have written it better.
Taking to his official Facebook profile, Brad penned down how his wife’s day starts with chaos. From waking up two of their children and breastfeeding the third to taking them to the park along with the mandatories, it’s one hell of a task.
Massive day at work today. We have our monthly senior leadership meeting. I have to travel for a 5 hour round journey split by car and train.
Then when I rock up I have to sit there all day and do important workie stuff and have big work conversations. It’s exhausting.
And what’s my wife doing? Not much really.
All she has to do is get two boys up, dressed and fed whilst breastfeeding the third.
Then no doubt they’ll need to be taken outside or to a park to get all that energy out. How easy is that. All she has to do is sort their bags out, find the hats, pack some snacks and a spare change of clothes and buckle them into the car.
While Brad sits in an AC Room at the office, attending a meeting, his wife will probably try to feed the youngest one at the park. And of course, while taking care that the other two doesn’t get bored.
“Then while they’re there she’ll have to feed the baby again coz that’s what he does. Without letting go of him she’ll have to interact with and help the others on and off swings and stimulate them enough to not get bored. Its easy really.”
Wait. The struggle is far from over. A session at the park will be followed by lunch at home. While serving lunch to the children is not much of an effort, making them eat definitely is. In the afternoon she needs to fulfill their desire of riding their scooters and stop them from fighting among themselves while playing. Oops. We missed out on the online grocery shopping she would do in between!
They’ll come home where she’ll sort their lunch out. They probably won’t eat it. Then whilst trying to get them to rest she’ll jump online and do some online shopping. Groceries… what a life. Pffft…. as if you wouldn’t just go to woolies with three kids on your own.
No doubt in the afternoon they’ll be demanding to ride their bikes, scooters, go-karts and run around out the back. She’ll probably just sit around and feed Teddy again. At 4pm they’ll start getting tired again and get grumpy. She’ll fight with them about stupid little things like “don’t hit your brother”. I know right…”
If we keep the kids aside, she also has to look after Brad. Through text messages and calls, she would constantly keep an update on where he is and when will he be reaching home.
Well at 5 she’ll want to know where I’m at and how I’m tracking. Groceries are about to be delivered and the boys are going crazy. Teddy needs to be held and she has to feed them and begin night routine. I’ll probably reply with a “call you back” message coz I’m busy as fuck.
Needless to say, the dinner is a pretty big episode to deal with.
She’ll prepare their dinner, watch them eat, run their bath and dress them for bed all in an hour with one hand coz she still holding Teddy. Exhausted from non-stop torment and not a second to herself all day she’ll call me again to see where I’m at. She’ll be tired, smelly frustrated and sick of being touched. She’ll be irritable, yucky and want nothing more than a shower, a shampoo and a hot cup of tea.
I’ll strut my shit into the house at 7:30 after my massive day. She’ll be just chilling on her phone near a toddler or babies cot because they struggling to go to sleep and I bet the groceries are still out because she managed to just get the fridge stuff packed away.
But here comes the sweetest yet the most saddening part of the story. At the weekend when one of one of their kids gets a new motorbike, she will give the credit to her husband by saying ” “daddy works very hard for our family”.
“On the weekend she’ll tell Knox he has a motorbike because “daddy works very hard for our family.”
Here is the entire post:
Massive day at work today. We have our monthly senior leadership meeting. I have to travel for a 5 hour round journey…
Well, yes. That’s pretty much a housewife for you. More importantly, that is a ‘mom’ for you. So, if you have a mom who is a homemaker, go and give her a hug, maybe?