What R the duties of a housewife?

Canada
October 25, 2006 4:02pm CST
I'm just curious as to what most people think a housewives duties r now...well..compared too yesteryear?
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
25 Oct 06
My wife is right now sitting by the side of me and she is asking me to write the following: The duties of housewife is not drastically changed particularly in India for the past 20 years. 1. Making coffee for husband 2. Preparing breakfast 3. Cooking food 4. Getting the children ready for school 5. Receiving the mail and couriers 6. Telephone Gas company for replenishment, 7. Post/courier the letters 8. Go to bank for withdrawal of funds/deposit 9. Purchase of vegetables, milk, groceries, 10. telephone companies for service of kitchen gadgets 11. Sign the diary of the school and attend to school meetings 12. Use the washing machine 13. Pressing the clothes 14. Cleaning the house daily with the help of servant woman 15. Clean the refrigerator 16. Computer and Internet work 17. Pay electricity bill, telephone bill, service contracts bill 18. Attend to the telephone calls and answer and make calls for follow up 19. Attend to the visitors calls 20. Prepare special snacks for Tea time 21. Visit relatives 22. Visit parents 23. Manange the finance on domestic front 24. Preparing the budget and struggle for saving 25. If one hour time is available, watch Tv and relax. 26. My husband helps me in whatever area I ask him. I hardly ask him, because hardly he is here when I need him.
• Canada
26 Oct 06
ok...well...u said a mouthfull....now in your words...do u agree with everything shes said?...i know theres always 2 sides to every story...lol
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
26 Oct 06
I fully agree with what she says. I have an old woman as servant woman and hence she could not work efficiently. To change the servant woman, My wife has compassionate feeling towards the old lady. In most of her duties, I am also involved and I do whatever I can. Otherwise, it is a perfect list - a job chart for a person who is not paid.
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
Wow! That's a looong list. Well my view of a housewife is someone that takes care of their children, cleans the house and cooks for the family.
• United States
9 Nov 06
I think mostly she is the root of the family,the support and her love and joy in taking care of her family,is what holds the family together and makes a family succeed in this world.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
coming from a mom...thats sounds great!!!!
• Canada
9 Nov 06
ps...cute kids..:}
• United States
12 Nov 06
ahhhh thanks!!
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@ladysun (635)
• United States
12 Nov 06
My house runs very traditionally. My husband provides for our family financially and handles his career etc...but everything in our personal world and household, I handle...Childcare, Cooking, chores, cleaning, laundry, Handling Finances, dishes, trash etc... Two years ago we stil lived on a 100 are farm and I also ran the farm and took care of those chores as well. My husband works hard with his job seeing to our financial needs, I feel that when he is home, he should indeed feel like the King in his castle...he should be able to look around and KNOW exactly why he continues to go to hs job and work hard each day. We are a partnership in this life and if I had to ask for his help in any area, he would happily give it, but it would be a very rare occassion that I would ask.
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• Canada
12 Nov 06
Talk about a well oiled machine!
@acason (87)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I totally agree with you 1oo% my hubby is the bread winner although I do clean other peoples house during the day and my own. i still do all the house, laundry child care and etc. My husband does help with our daughter on the weekends to give mom a break to grocery shop. Our home is a partnership as well and That is how a house should be!
• Canada
12 Nov 06
SOME ONE WHO TAKES CARE OF THE HOUSE. WASH, COOK, CLEAN. AND BE PRETTY FOR HER HUSBAND.
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• Canada
15 Nov 06
You have GOT to b married already...cause if u aint...a straight answer like that will have'm linen up at your door!...:}
• United States
9 Nov 06
Let me start by saying that I used to be a housewife. I'm not anymore, because now I'm working and my husband is staying at home and being a sort of "house-husband." I never thought that what I was doing was that big a deal when I stayed at home with my kids. Now, though, now that I see on the weekends what kind of stress test it is, I fully appreciate everything that my husband does. The thing is, the roles haven't changed that much from yesteryear because the things that need to be done haven't changed. Somebody still needs to keep the house clean, do the laundry, do the dishes, take care of the kids, fold the clothes, handle the lawn work, and pay the bills. All I do is make the money.
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• Canada
15 Nov 06
Hey...whatever works for ya!...I dont think I could do it...I'd go nuts haven to b home all the time...more than 4 days in a row and I start to go squirrely...not sayin I couldnt handle it...I can do all the things needed...plus my boy is pretty layed back and kewl so I dont have many probs with him...he even helps out now..dishes..garbage..etc etc...like u said...it all has to get done.
• United States
15 Nov 06
Well my husband works and i am a stay at home mom so i tend to make sure that all his and the childrens needs are met first. From making sure they have clean clothes to fixing dinner. I keep a clean home and make sure all the bills are paid on time and we stick to our budget. However there are certain things i ask him to do because i think it is a mans job to do them. Most of the time he will but if he doesn't have time then i go ahead and do them. For example i think a married man should never have to do his own laundry, or dishes. Thats a womans job. However i think a man should take the trash out and weed eat the lawn. Now please note i am not being sexist here this is just my own opinion. These jobs are interchangeable though if one person or the other is very sick or pregnant then it is everyone for theirself, lol.
• Canada
15 Nov 06
I agree totally....except I dont mind doin the laundry once in a while...its not that big a deal....more wait time than anything...but I'm NOT DOIN DISHES..lol..I toldem I'll eat off of paper plates first!
• United States
15 Nov 06
yeah your woman should definately do the dishes for ya then so we can save trees, lol.
• Canada
15 Nov 06
lol...now how can I disagree with that one...GO EARTH...lol
@Necie14 (96)
• United States
15 Nov 06
my house wife duties is everything household gets done by me, if it requires yard work or anything of that sort, that is the husband's job
• Canada
15 Nov 06
Sounds like a classic household...which is whats worked for...hell...a million yrs...lol
• United States
15 Nov 06
it suits us just perfectly, he works, i work on the household stuff. it's balanced to us.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Nov 06
sacrifice sacrifice n more sacrifice
• Canada
15 Nov 06
oh come on!...a lil extreme dont ya think?!
@ladyCJ (19)
• United States
15 Nov 06
A housewife takes care of everything at home.Cooking, cleaning, entertaining (when you really don't feel like it),taking care of the babies,and making sure the school age children are doing what they are supposed to do in school. Being a housewife is a 24/7 responsibilty. When you have a wonderful husband,he will help with the cooking and sweep the floors when he can clearly see that you are worn out. A housewife does EVERYTHING ELSE but work outside of the home. She always looks good for her husband.
• Canada
15 Nov 06
I dont mind cooking...and I think i swept once...lol...and come on...u cant ask a woman to look good all the time...I've seen some of you women when ya'll wake up in the morning...lol
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Nov 06
well now days diuties of house wife has become more challenging as compared to yesteryears. SHe is not just a maid cooking,cleaning and washing as it was supposed to be. She has become the binding glue that is the key now to keep a family togather and not letting children stray on wrong path. She is the advisor and lover and the backbone of the family now not the punching bag she used to be. Her opinions have become stronger and she expressses them with convictions not like early period when her advice was not even asked or ignored completely. Being a Housewife has become a full time work now. its now Home maker-who makes home not just house wife-wife of the master of house
• Canada
15 Nov 06
Well a housewife who does all that youve stated...sounds like the ones from yesteryr and today...not that much of a difference...always been the glue..the backbone...sure men r louder...but even waaaaaaay back then all the wives had to do was givem a look...cause the guys knew better..lol
@ashutoshgl (1446)
• United States
15 Nov 06
ohh there is no rule as such..now a days even women r workin...
• Canada
15 Nov 06
I know...but the question was about a "housewife"
@manzician (4734)
• India
15 Nov 06
To look after the duties of the house... Lolz..Aneewayz.... Thanks for your question.... Its really nice to be here at mylot.... Are you guys here for money or just for fun???
• Canada
15 Nov 06
gooooood answer...lol...r u kidding?...I got a job, so im here for the fun...I'f i was depending on this my job...I better learn how to say..."Would you like fries with that?"...lol
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I think your wife should do things because she loves you, not because she feels it is her duty, cooking, cleaning, making lunch and stuff, if she wants to do it great, but I think the husband should help to, I am lucky my husband helps alot.
• Canada
15 Nov 06
well...what if shes not working and home all day?..dont u think she should take on the brunt of the household chores?...of course he helps out some.
@jezabel (283)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
i bring home the bacon, then i'm too busy too cook it so i order pizza? is that right? hehe
• Canada
12 Nov 06
depends....do u order anchovies?...lol