by Unknown commenter on Facebook as reposted by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Never Take Him For Granted
Editor’s note: The unquoted part of this post is the author talking about having an issue with the heating element burning out on her hot water heater after her husband died and left her with eight children. She and one of her teenagers made an attempt to fix it themselves and it didn’t go smoothly, which awkwardly segues into this: Be grateful you have a husband, and don’t bother him with petty problems. Learn to do this stuff yourself. While it’s always a good idea to have a working knowledge of simple home repairs, the rest of this is just insulting to men as well as women. Men too tired to help out at home after a long day up the ladder or the office? What if all these stay at home very hard working mommas also decided to clock out at 5 pm? Why is it always just the woman’s responsibility to be on the job 24 hours a day and the husband gets a pass? Hire a plumber if your requests for him to help you change out a heating element on the hot water tank is so stressful. Or look it up on Youtube to learn how to do it yourself if you’re stressing him out (ridiculous in the first place).
So I have two messages for you ladies out there. Did you know there are a whole lot of things you can do around the house if you put your mind to it? You do not need to wait till your husband comes home to do it because more than ever I realize how hard a man’s work is, and how much we take for granted. He too gets tired and who will comfort him? Do you have any idea what it does to me when I hear wives say, “Oh, but my husband just doesn’t help much around the house, and oh, he just isn’t very strict with the children in their training like he should be. That’s why they are so loud and rowdy.” You know what I instantly think? You are one ungrateful woman … Nope, I will not even call you a lady because a lady does not talk like that.
Imagine if you went outside for a day and did a man’s work going up and down a ladder with tools and lumber and metal. Would you feel tired? Now consider this. After you come in that front door, would you want to be greeted with a smiling or a sour face? Which one would motivate you with just a bit more energy?
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