Today is November 3rd and I found out that it is National Housewife Day! Yes, you heard me, National Housewives Day! Isn’t that just freaking fantastic!
Bear with me on this one ladies….and read to the end – don’t assume you know what I am going to say.
About the Holiday: The person that manages the household is under tremendous obligations, because most of the time their job is 24/7. So honor the housewife in your life on this holiday and surprise them by taking some of the pressures off of him or her on the day.
Here were some of the ways to surprise them on this wonderful holiday
So, let me get this straight – if you are a true housewife (NOT a stay at home mom) you basically have 5 days in a week with roughly 8-9 hours in a day when you are ALONE to handle the household duties. Cooking dinner, doing the laundry, picking up the house, weeding roughly once a week, washing the dog maybe once a month? Grocery shopping once a week, running errands, making sure the bow on your apron is straight and you do not have a hair out of place ….I’m sure you get the point.
I’m sorry, but if you do not have kids to care for all day when you are home you don’t get your own day. Period.
Now, what do you say we throw out National Housewives day and make it National Working Mommies Day –
I shouldn’t have to state the obvious, but here’s why we deserve a holiday!
Wake at 5:30-6:00am to shower and get dressed for work, if we did not the night before, we iron our clothes and pack lunches; then drag our sleepy, eye rubbing kid(s) to the bathroom, make sure they actually go to the bathroom (depending on their age) and actually brush their teeth and dressed. Get them to the kitchen, make them a “healthy” breakfast and get them out the door; while dealing with constant whining and hand holding “my tummy hurts”, “I don’t want to wear those shoes”, “I can’t get my coat on”, the moon is not in the right alignment….blah blah blah. We then throw them in the car, get them to daycare or on the school bus and then get to work. Where for 8-9 hours we work our a$$es off and have to deal with the whining and constant hand holding of adults!
5pm: Leave work and head either directly to pick up the kids or head right home and cook dinner; make sure the kids actually eat, either do dishes or bathe the kid(s), get them into their jammies and enjoy maybe an hour of “together time” – maybe more depending on how old your kids are. All of this while making sure that in between we still teach lessons on manners, correcting bad behavior, giving love, kissing boo-boos, answering questions, trying to remain calm when they color the dog with markers….
Then the kids go to bed…time to finally sit and relax…HA! I wish – then comes the laundry, picking up the house, packing lunches, ironing clothes…maybe if you haven’t fallen asleep at 9pm on the couch enjoy your spouse…you catch my drift.
National Housewives Day – give me a break!
No, really, someone please give me a break!
For all the working Mommies out there, be proud of yourself, you are doing the full time job of being a parent, and the full time job of a housewife all while working a full time job. You deal with the guilt of only seeing your child a couple hours a day by reminding yourself that you do it so that you can help ensure they have all they need.