I am not a housewife.
I am not married to a house.
I am married. I live in a house… along with 7 other souls.
For many years I have employed a housewife.
I have paid her in precious time with my kids, play, laughter, renewing moments, reading time, exploring time, serving time… and at times a loss of patience for those I cared about most.
She took all those payments, but like me, never had the time to spend her wages.
She was too busy cleaning, organizing, scrubbing, tidying, cleaning some more, asking for help, begging for help, pleading for help.
I felt bad for her.
Today I laid off the housewife. I didn’t have anything left to pay her.
The house is feeling her loss. So who is going to take over her job?
I am not a housewife. Nor is my husband a house-husband. Nor do we have house-children.
But I do live in a house with 7 other souls. I’m sure we’ll find someway to work it all out together.
Heidi saysMarch 13, 2020 at 6:27 am
I am a housewife & a mother of 2 furbabies.
I do everything and am totally exhausted! There is never a day that I as a housewife have a day off or a vacation.
Being a housewife I dont ever get a break from the daily chores that I have!
I sometimes dont know when to quit my work. I tend to have a 24/7 365 job doing what I have to do.
I barely sleep and am dealing with bad tenants in my building too.
So, stress on top of stress puts a damper on me.