battle of the sexes

i had six-hours sleep before waking up on friday morning, expecting a very relax day.

how wrong i was.

it turned out to be a ten-hours workday combined with running chores around the house. i vacumeed the couch. i put on three loads of washing. i put on two loads in dryer and hang the last one on clothes hanger. i went to the vet. i did internet research on cat worms. i emptied the girls’ toilet and gave it a proper wash. i washed the bathtub. i changed the bedsheet and doona covers. i did grocery for the weekend. my hand stank of chlorine because i used it to clean the girls’ toilet.

i slept five hours this morning. i folded laundry (hopefully i’ll have the energy to iron them tomorrow). i made a short trip to the shop. i made dinner that involved cooking rice using rice cooker, cooking curry on the stove and putting some naan in the oven. i helped MOH gave the girls their worm medicine. my hand stank of cat food; i had to put it on my palm because baileys wouldn’t eat it from her plate.

men aren’t half bad either. while i slept this morning, my lovely husband ran to the chemist to buy the medicine for the girls. he took the bottles and cans and stuffs to the recycling centre. he even cleaned (swept and vacuumed) the area around the oven. he fed the girls their meds. and he work at least eight hours a day, five days a week.

so i’m not saying men aren’t doing their fair share. BUT. why is it that when men do houseworks we go, ‘oh, that’s nice of him’ but when women do it, it’s ‘well, it’s her job’? why are women still expected to be some sort of domestic goddess when they are also expected to go earn a living?

everywhere around the world women are doing much more than what i did yesterday and today: working outside the house, working inside the house, looking after their husband and/or kids and/or pets. day in and day out. no problem.

women rock!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christy
    Nov 05, 2007 @ 15:28:36

    uhh.. betul! women rock! we rock! *pake rok maksudnya* bahhahaha


  2. 1980chandra
    Nov 06, 2007 @ 16:39:26

    mmg kita jauh lebih hebat dari laki2. dilihat dari segi manapun.. hidup perempuan!


  3. christy
    Nov 06, 2007 @ 17:53:30

    iyo.. hidup! hidup para wanita!! sampe2 cowo juga mo ikutan jadi wanita *waria man!* hihihihi…

    salut untuk wanita karir yg masih becus urus keluarganya. salut!!!


  4. 1980chandra
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 09:31:08

    tepuk tangan untuk semua perempuan!!!!! apa mi kita, membanggakan diri sendiri hahaha


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