My bride pulled some muscles in her back almost a week ago, and has been limited to what she can do sitting or lying down. So I’ve been doing all the meal preparation, clean up, dishes, laundry, shopping and so on. I do most all of these things to some degree all the time, but now I am seeing what it’s like to do it ALL. What’s more, I have it easy – we live in a small well organised home, and we have one son who does his share without being asked, and more than his share without complaint when asked. My “full time housewife” stint has been about as easy as it gets – and it’s still rather tiring.
If your bride is an “at home mom” she is working very, very hard, and needs your help. If your bride is working outside the home, PLEASE don’t expect her to do all the things needed to keep a home running as well.