Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ACK! Women Work Too Hard!!

So, I actually went to a movie with my husband the other night. This is a rare thing for me ... because I can't just sit there for two hours thinking about all of the work that needs to be done at home. I simply have too many responsibilities. Too many things on my to-do list. I've struggled all summer long to keep my head above water ... I'm not even in a state where I can think about "balance" ... I can only think about running from thing to thing and staying afloat.

But, considering our air conditioner hasn't worked for nearly three weeks (did I mention temperatures here were near 100 degrees twice this last week?) ... when my husband asked me to go see LARRY CROWNE ... I looked at him, wiped the sweat from my forehead, and asked, "Are you offering to take me to an air conditioned facility for two hours?" He smiled, and I said, "Let's go!"

Sitting in the theater watching previews ... this one came on, and I found myself getting more and more ticked off as I watched this short trailer:

Why are women expected to do SO MUCH?

I had a conversation with a friend yesterday, and she was telling me how her husband does nothing around the house. He's too tired when he gets home from his job to help with house work, yard work, or kids' homework.  When do women get to "come home FROM work" ??? Tell me!

I know I have some WONDERFUL male blog followers who often leave great comments - - so tell me please - - do you think women work too hard? Do you help around the house?

Women ... why is this a problem? Or am I alone in my struggles to "do it all" ... yikes ... I need a spa day.


  1. So let me get this straight...Sarah Jessica Parker is pretending to be a woman that has to do all this stuff when in reality she's super rich? I don't buy it. I think that men and women both are expected to do a lot of work in any healthy relationship.

  2. I don't think things have changed very much at all since Hector was a pup. The old adage is still true--men work from sun to sun and a woman's work is never done!

  3. interesting. I think there is a lot expected of women and I don't think there is enough respect from men for the women that pull it off.

  4. Part of my problem is not that my husband won't help (but usually I have to ask.) He just does a rather flawed job of helping and then I decide maybe it is easier to do it myself. I have often thought that is a purposeful thing...they know we want it done a certain way!