Being a house wife! .

India
February 16, 2007 1:43am CST
What do you feel about being a house wife. Why do people always think that house wife dont have any work to do , they just pass their time sleeping and eating.I hate when people say "Are you a house wife".Sometime i would feel that i am not worth anything. Do every women have to go for a work and look after the house too. share with me your views.why do men always make fun of women who are house wives.
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8 responses
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's not just the men it's the women too. I find that being a house wife is harder than any other job I have had. When working I was a manager and made 65K a year, now I get nothing and work a lot harder. No consolation, no compliments, just crit all of the time. I even had some of my husbands friends say I am bored and thats why I make up my ilness(s). Boy, if only they knew. I think they are just jelous, but if they had to do it they would not do it well or would not last for very long
• India
17 Feb 07
thats true , when you see things from outside it may look easy but when you get into it then you would feel the difficulties.
• Netherlands
3 May 07
Since I'm a house wives myself, I have my deep full respect for my mom. Because it's not as easy as it sounds. It is like 24/7 job. My mind contanstly thinking about what I have to do next and next and next..... Sometimes I do get that feeling of putting down from men or from other working mom when they hear I'm just a housewive. But it doesn't matter...I'm proud being a housewives and pretty lucky that I dont have to work for a living, only my husband is enough and I have the chance and enjoy to watch my daughter grow ever second of it and spend alot of time with her and my husband.
@egay679 (152)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
i think that the most stressful work is being a housewife. i am a working mom. after work, i am a plain housewife. attending to my daughter's and husband's needs is a very tough job, which requires a lot of strength and presence of mind. i hate people, especially men, when they tend to degrade the work of a housewife coz, really, i find it more stressful than working in the office. but, i find it mores satisfying and fulfilling coz you are able to bond with your family.
• United States
11 Mar 07
Speaking of being a housewife (which I certainly am NOT!), I went to the doctor the other day, it was my first meeting with him. He asked what type of work I did, and I said "I am a stay at home wife and mom." So he wrote down "housewife." I think we women of 2007 should no longer be called housewives. We are more like domestic goddesses!
@JuliaPan (565)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
As for me, I do like sitting at home and being a house-wife. I don't care about other people saying that all house-wives are ninnies who just constantly wear hair curlers and watch soap-operas. I try to find time for reading, I'm still interested in various things, I find time for keeping fit (yoga). And I do like cooking for my family and taking care of my baby boy. I do want to be a house-wife! :)
@Stiletto (4597)
17 Feb 07
The only time in my life I've ever come close to being a housewife is when my daughter was first born. I didn't work again until she was about a year old although as I was a single mother I probably didn't fit the role of "housewife" exactly. More like a "stay at home mum". I enjoyed it because I had a baby to look after which certainly filled my day! Apart from that year I've always gone out to work and looked after the house too but then I live alone so I don't have a choice but to look after it! Had I not been a single parent I probably would have opted for staying at home with my daughter until she started school at least but it wasn't an option because the alternative was living off state benefits which I wasn't going to do. If I were you I certainly wouldn't feel bad or worthless because you're a housewife. If that's your preference and your personal circumstances permit you to do it then why not?
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
i am a housewife myself,i've been all along since i married and i dont regret being one. my husband works in another country and comes home once year. i cant picture out my kids without a father around moreso without a mom, too. i just dont lie and sit home i do all the chores. i think being a stay at home mom is the most challenging job in the world. you do all the work at same time and you dont even get paid for doing so. :)
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
i am a housewife, and i have only been so for about 7 months now. and i find that i just get overwhelmed with everythign that needs to be done while looking after a baby, and you got to devote so much time the children and so much time to cooking and housework, thank goodness babies nap is all i have to say. anyone that tries to say all we do is sleep and eat, should do our routine for the day. its constant clean cook feed sleep clean clean clean, oh my goodness! It just never stops.There is always somethhing that needs to be done. and it NEVER gets all done. or we'd have not a second to ourselves.