We’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a woman and a mom. And the one thing we can’t quite wrap our head around is the fact that just because we were born with a vagina, we somehow inherited all of these jobs that men could do just as well as us.
Seriously, guys! Why is it that women are responsible for everything? Literally. Everything.
Why are we responsible for going grocery shopping when the fridge is empty? They know when we’re out of the basic necessities. They know how to drive. And they know how to put items into a cart and then pay for said items. So, we have complete faith that they would totally nail it at this whole grocery shopping thing.
Why are we the ones who have to clean up after everyone? Our husbands are bigger and can therefore cover more space in less amount of time, so they’d be much more efficient cleaners. It only makes sense, right?
Why are we in charge of all things related to our children’s academics? We’re pretty positive our hubbies want our kids to be just as educated as we do, so why are we always the ones scheduling parent-teacher interviews, supervising field trips, helping with homework, etc.?
Why are we responsible for learning 1400 different parenting techniques and trying them ALL in order to find something that works for our family? We know dads want to raise good, kind people, too, so why is the pressure all on us?!
We are responsible for the planning, organizing and executing of all things, no matter how big or small. We are responsible for keeping these little people alive (not to mention we were responsible for growing them in our stomach for nine months and then giving birth to them). We are responsible for keeping our household up and running. And to top it off, we’re responsible for keeping ourselves from going absolutely insane due to all of the things we’re responsible for!
Holy, it’s exhausting.
We may just have to go on strike. We know the men in our lives are fully capable of doing all the things we do. And if they don’t know what they’re doing, they can Google it…just like we do. They can learn by trial and error…just like we do. We’re failing it and nailing it every dang day and we know they are capable of doing the same.
For a longer list of things that us women are responsible for on a daily basis, check out our latest #MOMTRUTH video!