A netizen shared how his wife felt like she failed him because she was busy with a call and didn’t do the housework.
Here is the story:
“My wife thinks she failed me.
My wife has a job where 90% of the time she works from home, and I have a job that cannot be done from home. She chooses to keep our 2 youngest kids home with her vs paying for childcare.
She keeps our home clean, and does all her job. She’s a rockstar and I’m lucky to have her.
Most days I only work 8 hours so I do our grocery shopping, cook supper, help our oldest with homework and keep the kids entertained. I know I probably sound like a jerk but this arrangement has worked well for our family and my wife is much happier than when she had to go into the office daily.
Today was an unexpectedly busy day for my wife and she didn’t have time to do much housework. As soon as I got home and showered she had to make a few work calls so I kept the kids quiet, started supper, started laundry, and washed the dishes. She came out to eat with us and then got another work call. While she was.on the phone I started handwashing the dishes and pot I had used to cook supper.
My wife finished her call and broke down crying saying she was so sorry that I had to clean up and that she didn’t have time to do much today. I hugged her, kissed her, and said I knew she had a busy day and that I don’t mind helping out. I said I wanted to get everything caught up without her having to ask me so she could relax. I tried telling her things are not her job or my job, we’re a family and if something needs done it doesn’t matter who does it.
I know she feels bad but now I’m starting to realize just how much she does for our family. I feel like I’ve failed her by letting it get to the point that she feels like all the cleaning is her job.”