I am a stay at home Mum of 4 kids. I run 2 to work at 6 in the morning, home to get the next 2 off to school, and 2 days a week the little one goes to kindy. I always have washing to do, dishes to do and put away, as no one else will when I ask, and then just general clean up or running around. Then have it all done, dinner organised ready before doing the 3pm pick up, then again at 4 for the work pick up. If I sit for a few minutes in the afternoon, I get told by hubby, ‘oh I’ve had a hard day today, so what did u do? oh is that all?’ yeah, just great, doesn’t leave me with a good feeling at all.

Posted by softness, 4th May 2013

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  • Take to your bed for a few days! He’ll learn!


  • i often think Men just need a reality check, maybe a few days in your shoes will show him how much you really do. i’m lucky I used to worry so much trying to get everything done and now I just chill because the second the kids get home and their Dad the house gets trashed and all my work goes out the window and i get so angry and deflated. he has never, not once complained if ive sat all day having coffee with a friend or gone out to the beach to clear my head, he would rather i was happy than his home look like no one lived in it. I however am different and its only bacause of my up-bringing I expect to much. I wonder what your partner was taught as a kid, women are home makers and just do it, its not work it is a pleasure??? some are just programmed differently and can honestly never see the fault in anything they say. you are amazing for coping with all of this, a champion for doing the school and work runs and obviously a very dedicated mum and wife, sit and chill for a while sometime, you deserve it.


  • Ha! A lot of men feel this way….until they do a day on your shoes. That’s what I found anyway. Hubby used to always ask “What have you done today?” Implying it’s never much. Then I got sick and he took over my duties. He doesn’t ask me anymore!!


  • hugs babe, hope things are better for you now. sux being under appreciated


  • stories are great to read


  • it a a great and exellent story


  • I sometime feel like that as well


  • It’s tough when others don’t fully understand or appreciate who much you are doing, whether it’s as at home or out of the home.


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