Friday, April 4, 2008

I Heart Housework

According to an article from, experts say that having a husband creates at least seven additional hours of chores per week for the wife. Ooh, where do I sign up? Seven more hours!

At my wedding:

"Do you B.A.A., take this man Matthew McConnaghey, to be your lawfully wedded husband?"
I do
"Do you agree to love him, honor him, feed him, make sure he doesn't dress like a fool, give birth to his adorable little spawn, continue working out and being hot, work a full time job, freelance and perform all additional wifely duties?"
Err, I do?
"And finally B.A.A., do you agree to a minimum of seven additional hours of housework per week?"
Say whaaaaa?!

The article states that men save at least an hour in housework once they get married. By Jove, I think the mainstream media is finally catching on to what I've been saying all along. Dudes shouldn't be running away from marriage, they should be running to it, carrying a mop and bucket for their new spouses. So why do all the girls I know want to get married, and all the guys I know want nothing to do with it? Is it some sort of cosmic practical joke? Who's getting PUNK'D here?

Okay, okay. I know what you're thinking, "Oh B.A.A., you're such a zany feminist!" Well, yeah right, I'm totally not. I admit to oversimplifying the complexity that is marriage, but all I can see is the bottom-line. Googly-eyed, lovey-dovey, mumbo-jumbo, hanky-panky hullabaloo doesn't lead to eternal bliss, it leads to more laundry, and that's my point. And MSNBC agrees.

These statistics are surprisingly not surprising, and yet surprisingly surprising. I'm shocked and yet not shocked. The icing on the cake, "And the situation gets worse for women when they have children," Stafford said.

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1 comment:

Lippy said...

I suddenly feel very guilty and in the mood to do some housework. :)