Here is something to ponder on - housework takes time and planning to be done properly. Many women (and men) who disagree with the whole concept of a housewife, will tell you that you don't really need that much time to clean the house. Of course, when you dig deeper, you'll hear how they vacuum once in 3 weeks or less, how the bathrooms don't need to be cleaned every week, how windows are better washed once a year, etc etc.
That's not the only point, though.Generally speaking, a young, high-energy person with a relatively small family and high standards and working less than 40 hours a week can still cram a lot of housework into her day. The problem is, first, as you get older, you get less energy than when you were 20, and second, if you don't give enough attention to it, you are bound to forget things which need doing. Trying to juggle too many activities also leads to higher than normal levels of stress.
When you start viewing household management as a job, not just a number of unrelated chores which can be divided equally between different family members, but as a whole, complex enterprise, you'll realise that even when at times you do delegate some tasks to others, things work much more smoothly when there is one person in charge.
And it's usually the wife. I could give you arguments from the Scriptures, or point to women wanting to take the kitchen back. I know that for some ideologically committed individuals it won't matter what I or someone else says on the issue, and honestly, I could care less. For those interested, here are some statements from DailyMail:
...from the moment he gave up his job, Richard says Louise, 47, failed to see him as a "man".
In short, having a man whose primary function is not as alpha male breadwinner, but domestic drudge just ain't sexy.
lawyer Vanessa Lloyd-Platt says that in her experience, the decision to
allow the wife to be the main wage earner will have a detrimental
effect on as many as half of these relationships, and that divorce
statistics in these cases have risen by at least five per cent in the
past two years.
Here is one more:
I realised with horror that I'd lost a
sizeable chunk of respect for that man behind the door, the one with
stubble on his chin and dressed in a scruffy, old pair of tracksuit
bottoms, picking two-day-old lasagne off the front of a child's jumper.
With women it's nearly always what we do and not what we say. Many
divorces aren't caused by the husband's infidelities but rather by his
inability to hold down a job/earn a decent paycheck. But, to return back to the point I was trying to make, sometimes old ways do work the best. If your house is always a mess and you are all stressed out and stretched to the maximum, why not try housewifery for a change?May be you'll like it!