You will never appreciate what stay-at-home mothers do if you spent your days in office focusing on your career. What you see when you come home are a clean house, hot meals for dinner, clothes cleaned and ironed, the children are cared for, and the house pets are happily fed. You rarely find that the house is short of items such as breakfast items, soya milk, and other grocery items.
I have the chance to stay off work for 5 months and stayed at home and feel first hand what my wife has been doing at the home front. I helped out in some household chores, some family matters and accompanied her on grocery shopping. The days end quickly with work done without us realising it. It is no easy work such as cleaning house, cooking, and running around doing errands.
Be thankful that you have your spouse to keep house and look after the family.
Written on 3/26/2007 8:29 AM
Copyright © 2007, the author known as LKT in Singapore.