Here's a conversation between a psychologist and a patient named Mr. Rogers about his wife that doesn’t work.
According to Bright Side, this situation was written by Ryshell Castleberry, a mother from Florida, who was tired of continually hearing this question: “But what do you do all day?"
Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more and read the conversation below.
Psychologist: What do you do for a living, Mr. Rogers?
Mr. Rogers: I work as an accountant in a bank.
P: Your wife?
M: She doesn’t work. She’s a housewife.
P: Who makes breakfast for your family?
M: My wife, because she doesn’t work.
P: What time does your wife wake up?
M: She wakes up early because everything has to be organized. She organizes lunch for the children, ensures that they are well dressed and combed, that they had breakfast, that they brush their teeth, and take all their school supplies. She wakes with the baby and changes diapers and clothes. Breastfeeds and makes snacks as well.
P: How do your children get to school?
M: My wife takes them to school because she doesn’t work.
P: After taking the children to school, what does she do?
M: Usually takes a while to figure something out that she can do while she is out, so she doesn’t have to pack and unpack the car seat too many times, like drop off bills or make a stop at the supermarket. Sometimes she forgets something and has to make the trip all over again, baby in tow. Once back home, she has to feed the baby lunch and breastfeed again, get the baby’s diaper changed and ready for a nap, sort the kitchen, and then take care of laundry and cleaning of the house. You know, because she doesn’t work.
P: In the evening, after returning home from the office, what are you doing?
M: Rest, of course. Well, I’m tired after working all day in the bank.
P: What does your wife do at night?
M: She makes dinner, serves my children and me, washes the dishes, orders once more the house, makes sure the dog is put away, as well as any leftover dinner. After helping the children with homework she prepares them for sleep in pajamas and the baby in fresh diapers, gives warm milk, verifies that they brush their teeth. Once in bed, she wakes frequently to continue to breastfeed and possibly change a diaper if needed while we rest. Because she doesn’t have to get up for work.
"This is the daily routine of many women all over the world. It starts in the morning and continues until the wee hours of the night. This is called 'doesn’t work?!'" Castleberry wrote.
"Being a housewife has no diplomas, but it has a key role in family life! Enjoy and appreciate your wife, mother, grandma, aunt, sister, daughter... Because their sacrifice is priceless."
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