Exactly What Do Mothers Do All Day If They Are Not Employed Outside The Home.

Exactly What Do Mothers Do All Day If They Are Not Employed Outside The Home.

A man came home from work and found his 5 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden,

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found ...an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall,

In the front

room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
 
 
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel... She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'
 
 
She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?...
 

''Yes," was his incredulous reply..
 

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.’
 
 
I put this in my Mindlintfun blog, but it maybe should have gone in my serious blog. I see my daughter in law keep the house, run the kids to their activities, buy groceries, and fix meals for 8 people every day.  I am so proud of her and the way she handles it  all.
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Comments (66)

  1. Angel_Dragon

    I SURE hope you told her that.

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      I tell her how amazing she is every time I see her. I am in awe of both my Daughter in law and my Son. They have done what most would find impossible. They have two grown children out of the house now, leaving only 6, but still.. LOL

      August 09, 2012
      1. Angel_Dragon

        =) that is awesome!!!

        August 09, 2012
      2. sandijs

        Coming here http://sandijs.thoughts.com/

        August 28, 2015
  2. dincali

    lol…yep, that about covers it! and we don’t get paid either!

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      Those darn men just take everything for granted. Oh wait, I am one of those darn men. LOL

      December 18, 2012
  3. SEC

    mmmph!

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      LOL

      August 09, 2012
  4. Tony51203

    A mom’s work is never done and rarely appreciated.

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      Well said!! Thanks!

      August 09, 2012
  5. cjb321

    So funny. And all too true!!! lol

    August 09, 2012
  6. pastormike

    and if he asks what she made for dinner she’ll say “reservations”..

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      LOL, and he better take her!! His last chance!!

      August 09, 2012
  7. funfreak

    I’ve had a professional career, been a stay-at-home mom and now I’m an entrepreneur. The stay-at-home mom gig was the hardest job by far AND the least respected by the general public. Oh, people say it’s the most important job a woman can do, but in reality, if you aren’t generating an income or have a title (other than Mom or housewife), there isn’t a lot of respect or interest in what you do. I know. Been there/done that. All I can say is, if you think it’s easy, just try it for a week. And I mean REALLY try it. Do everything you need to do and put the things you want to do on the back burner. It’s 24/7. The rewards come when your kids are grown, happy, successful, and well-adjusted.

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      I let two grandkids come to stay at a time. I tell my kids that I was smart enough to stop with two of my own, that’s all I’ll commit to now. LOL

      August 09, 2012
  8. pitapie50

    Lol! Kuddos to your daugter in law

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      I truly think they have so much love between them (Son and Daughter in Law) that they make it seem easy. I know it is NOT!! Proud as as a person can be.

      August 09, 2012
  9. Hope_Springs_Eternal

    Wow! Your daughter in law sounds like an amazing woman! Cooking for 8 is no easy task—even without doing all of the other things throughout the day. Loved this story!

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      AND she does all this suffering from Lupus.

      August 09, 2012
      1. Hope_Springs_Eternal

        She is beyond amazing…she is super woman!

        August 09, 2012
        1. MindLint

          When they were just dating and I first met her, I turned to my son, in front of her, and ask him when he was going to ask for her hand. Aren’t fathers so tactful? LOL

          August 09, 2012
          1. Hope_Springs_Eternal

            LOL…I love it. My family had bets going as to when me and my hubs were getting married.

            August 10, 2012
  10. sothereitis

    lmao brilliant……..I raised four kids, returning to work when the last one entered kindergarten, however I was fortunate enough to never be asked what I did all day……..My husband always said he’d rather work double shifts then have to take care of the house, meals and kids…

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      It would have been easy raising my kids. They were perfect……. little shits. LOL

      August 09, 2012
  11. the-caroll-effect

    MOMs! What would we all do without them? They work so much >.<

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      My friend, the older you get, (and I consider you very mature for your age) the wiser and harder your parents will begin to look. Just believe me on this. LOL

      August 09, 2012
      1. the-caroll-effect

        Hehe! How could I not believe in my most experienced friend? Thanks for the compliment! It means a lot coming from a person that I admire!!! I think that as we grow old, we also start to respect our parents more! Maybe because we realize everything they did for us and we feel thankful and blessed! I argue a lot of times with my mom but I know that she works a lot and her mind is occupied with more important things sometimes… But anyway! I will help her everytime I can! And giving her a hug times to times is also very appreciated, hehe!! How is your relation with your daugther? I ask this because I have a better relation with my dad than with my mom, hehe!

        August 10, 2012
  12. glassylady

    Having raised only 2 children, with an oft-times absentee husband, I was going to answer that with a trite response, something along the lines of – making every effort not to kill her children! Okay, maybe that would have been a little extreme, but there were days – oh Lord, there were days! The amount of energy children have can be totally overwhelming, especially if you have more than one. LOL Believe it or not, I would have had 5 or 6 if I could have. I really love being a mother – it was all I ever wanted!

    August 09, 2012
    1. MindLint

      Before My son remarried, he was raising 6 and working a full time job. Ages 3 -14. Don’t know how he did it.. Had to have some help from God.

      August 09, 2012
      1. glassylady

        We all had to have some help from God! And, you son sounds awesome!

        August 10, 2012
  13. akilabro

    This was a great post, its true, if i decided to give in to my wants and lay in bed and take a day off, my house would be in ruins! LOL, this was great!

    August 14, 2012
  14. thebirdmanrules

    I thought this was funny…….. then again I am a single father of twin girls……. I know what a mess can really look like if the kids try hard enough……lol

    August 15, 2012
  15. dr_prerna_singla

    lolssssssss… perfect… thats wot my brother n dad asks “wot in d world do you do all day??”… I’m not married i hav no kids… so 1 day i went out shopping, d whole day.. and they almost went crazy taking care of the house and 2 dogs… lol… after i returned house was all messed up, and they said: “if we did this 1 more day, we’ll go crazy. so you gotta stay here n manage.” … lolssssssss… i smilied devilishly and thn fixed a nice meal for the dinner. :-)) :-p :-p

    December 07, 2012
  16. expressthoughts23

    The power of a woman, a mother, a wife is the most incredible thing in this world. Down to their very defference with the center of the earth. However, this might be an example of a GOOD mother. There are far too many examples of exactly the opposite of this in the world. We all know that most of the time it’s the DAD’s that provide neglect and abuse, but now a days you would be shocked at the turn around. This is a good example of how a PARENT should deal with their children and how hard we should work. I believe in team work, the woman went through the pain and weight of carrying an birthing the children. No man should ever put it all on the beauty and brains of the operation. Even if she is a stay at home mom, I have had this situation many times where she just couldn’t take it, she needed a break. On these days I scrape up what I can and send her to a spa for some R and R and then take my boys to the movies. I love good parents, you all rock!!

    December 17, 2012
  17. expressthoughts23

    The power of a woman, a mother, a wife is the most incredible thing in this world. Down to their very defference with the center of the earth. However, this might be an example of a GOOD mother. There are far too many examples of exactly the opposite of this in the world. We all know that most of the time it’s the DAD’s that provide neglect and abuse, but now a days you would be shocked at the turn around. This is a good example of how a PARENT should deal with their children and how hard we should work. I believe in team work, the woman went through the pain and weight of carrying an birthing the children. No man should ever put it all on the beauty and brains of the operation. Even if she is a stay at home mom, I have had this situation many times where she just couldn’t take it, she needed a break. On these days I scrape up what I can and send her to a spa for some R and R and then take my boys to the movies. I love good parents, you all rock!!

    December 17, 2012
  18. cree

    I couldn’t take care of 8 kids….i would rather take care of 8cats

    August 20, 2013
  19. ironstu

    I was a stay-at-home dad. I can tell you what moms and dads do. They work their asses off.

    September 22, 2013
  20. purplepiano

    I have lived this situation, with my husband and 5 children, while working for pay outside the house and while staying home. The difference is- when I stayed home, we ate balanced meals & snacks, the house was always clean and neat, the dry cleaning bill was practically non-existent, we had more time together. The family got along better and our door was always open to friends. When I worked, those things did not happen, but we did have more money.

    December 29, 2013
    1. MindLint

      My wife and I have pretty much worked together. We owned a bar, we worked in a group home for 10 years, drove semi together, and now manage an apartment complex. We have found out that while money is necessary, it is not the most important thing. One must just decide when enough is enough. I already posted in your intro page. Hope you enjoy your blog.

      December 29, 2013
  21. GoldenPig2012

    Awesome!!! I missed this a year ago. Hilarious and true.

    December 29, 2013
    1. MindLint

      Kids are now gone, I am mostly trained, life is pretty good for the wife now. LOL

      December 29, 2013
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Well, at least, a bit easier.

        December 29, 2013
        1. MindLint

          LOL.. Ok a little easier.

          December 29, 2013
          1. GoldenPig2012

            Perfect reply. I imagine it is.

            December 29, 2013
  22. mechame

    What a great post :-)

    January 16, 2014
    1. MindLint

      Some of us really need to take notice of what our Mother’s, our Wife’s actually put with on a daily basis before we lose such a valuable asset.

      January 16, 2014
  23. lindagail

    I have only been here since November of 2013 but this is such a wonderful post. And you are such a wonderful influence on so many here with your wonderful outlook on life. I love the way you feel about your daughter-in-law! I think she is very lucky to have you for her father-in-law! Thank you so much for sharing this great post again!!

    January 16, 2014
    1. MindLint

      My Daughter In Law is just remarkable. Not only does she take care of this huge family, she is doing so while in great pain. She has had Lupus for years and takes dialysis on a regular basis. One of these days we know that she will go to the hospital and not come home. I hurt for her and admire all that she is able to give to others. I really believe the less a person has in life, the more they are willing to share.

      January 16, 2014
  24. time2vent

    I this!!

    January 21, 2014
    1. MindLint

      This is the life my Daughter In Law lives. 10 kids. 2 sets of twins. I admire her so much.

      January 21, 2014
  25. thecompanion

    I missed out on imprinting the qualities in life that will bring a young one to be a real leader. Caught in the corporate world. Now I am set free, and doing my best to make each day count…

    February 26, 2014
  26. oletex

    Lol! Funny,and on the spot!

    March 24, 2014
    1. MindLint

      Thank you, I kinda thought so too.

      March 25, 2014
  27. gchak

    have a good thought .

    April 26, 2014
  28. annweaver

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS! And acknowledging and sharing gratitude for what SAHM’s do for their families! It’s nice to know people appreciate our hard work, especially coming from a man!

    June 18, 2014
  29. goldenwallflower

    Got it in one.

    May 15, 2015
  30. anastasiasafa

    I’m glad you appreciate what happens everyday and are aware what happens when it’s unachieved. Most people, no matter what thing stay at home mothers achieve nothing and just sit there all day long being bored or otherwise are uninvolved.

    August 04, 2015
    1. anastasiasafa

      think

      August 04, 2015
  31. graemeslater

    Maybe she was depressed in the relationship…feeling it was all about her work and effort..where she may feel it’s about love. Communication between partners is needed for success, after all its not one mind which decides what happens it’s two.

    May 01, 2016
  32. ellen_ell

    Thanks for sharing such a nice post.Mother is the most wonderful and minding individual in our lives. Mother is the most valuable individual in the life on everybody top essay services au about which we can’t portray totally in the words. In any case a portion of the profitable minutes with our mom can be portrayed.

    May 20, 2016
  33. vasiliki

    My mother is my strength. God bless all mothers

    June 14, 2016
  34. hoarderguru

    My sister is a stay at home mom, she has taught all of her kids how to play instruments, she quilts, she makes their Halloween costumes, and every time I go over there her house is pretty close to spotless. She’s amazing. (oh, I forgot to mention, she has 9 kids! No, I’m not kidding!)

    November 25, 2016
  35. MindLint

    Mother’s are Angels on Earth!

    August 09, 2012
    1. dr_prerna_singla

      absolutely :-)

      December 07, 2012
    2. lindagail

      AMEN!!!!” Mine certainly was! Now she is in Heaven looking down on me and smiling, I hope!!

      January 16, 2014
      1. MindLint

        We are blessed by those who have gone before us to prepare the way for us.

        January 16, 2014
        1. lindagail

          AMEN!!!” You explained that in such a beautiful way! Thank you!!

          January 16, 2014