Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mom's Work

Do you even realize how much women do in terms of household work? Do you know how much your mom does? Women do over 2/3 of the household work. Statistically, women do as much a 14 hours of household work during the week, while men do a mere 90 minutes. After a couple is married, the woman does twice the household work of the man. I think this is absurd. Men pretend they want women to do the majority of household work because they are better at it, fact is, women are only better because they’ve had more practice.
Statistics say that men who do more house and child work have a better sex life with their wives. I completely agree with that. Women who already have a full time job have to come home to cook, clean, and take care of the children. That’s a lot of work, a full time job plus an extra 14 hours of house and child work. I don’t blame women for being too tired to have sex after that much work. Of course it would be helpful and make women more willing to make love to their husbands if they are helping.
All my life I’ve wanted to have a family, I want to be a stay at home mom and raise my children. I love children as it is, and if they are my own I can only imagine how much I will love them. Cooking and cleaning however are not my best areas. I hope my husband will be rich so we can hire a cook and a maid. I’m sure I’d be able to adapt to learning how to cook and clean, but maybe my husband could help out. If he cooked I’d gladly take care of the children and clean.


  1. I agree, most people do not realize really the amount of work that women have to perform inside the house. When I get older I do not want outside help but I really hope that my husband will help in some way. I am not saying it has to be 50/50 but I see how stressed I get with the work that I do now...which is not even remotely how much my mom does every day. I think it is important for children to see their parents working together to get stuff done around the house and I also think its very important once your children get of age to get them to at least take care of their stuff. But overall I think children and husbands need to realize how much work mothers really put into making their family unit run smoothly.

  2. I agree with you! It is sad that many people do not realize how our mom do all of the household work. To be honest, I did not thought in depth about my mom’s house work before I thought about this topic. It certainly is a lot of amount of work for our mom to clean the house, do the laundary, and prepare meals every time for us. I also agree that husband should help his wife to give less stress on and be able to maintain their house neatly. I realized and thought that I should help my mom more often as I can from now on.