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Reasons I Hate Being A Housewife!

I am a housewife, SAHM, whatever you want to call me. I’ve written a lot about how grateful I am to my husband that we can afford for me to be available to my family whenever they need me. If you want to read more about my life as a SAHM, you can read my guest post on The Tale Of Mummyhood: Mum Is Best series.

Just in case though: “Thank you my love, I’m very grateful, as I’m sure are you.”

Also, just in case … yes, I realise that working moms do all this AND go to work. Well done you guys! I’m actually jealous! I’d love to get away from all those tasks and do something with my day that actually feels meaningful and appreciated whilst also contributing financially to my family. You guys rock!


Now that I’ve got all that out of the way, please read the rest of this post with your sarcasm filter ‘on’!

The life of a housewife/SAHM is not all manicures, coffee dates, gym workouts, regular visits to the hairdresser or luncheons. Actually, none of the SAHMs I’m friendly with live like that.

The reality is that I never get my nails done, I don’t go to the gym, I only go get my hair done once every six months, and lunch is ALWAYS out because of the school run. Coffee dates, maybe one every two weeks. Don’t cry for me, it’s mostly due to the fact that I have other priorities, and not enough time.

Whilst doing the housework, laundry, family tasks, and errands etc, all falls to me, there are a number of tasks that are ‘my’ job that I absobladylutely loathe! And if admitting that makes me an ungrateful b*tch, then so be it.


In no particular order, here they are:

  1. Cleaning the bathroom – gross! I hate it! Toilets, shower walls, bath scum, hair! *Vomit* This also includes picking up wet towels and hanging them up CORRECTLY! FYI – NO, bundling them together in a heap on the side of the bath, doesn’t count, neither does hanging two or three wet towels on top of each other – seriously, don’t even bother. *eye roll*
  2. Rolling or unrolling the garden hosepipe – it’s hard, it always kinks, gets stuck or pops off the tap, and I always break a nail (yes, one of the unmanicured ones!) *Tut* 
  3. No matter how good I am at planning my grocery list, sticking to the list and budget, I can guarantee that I will be home from the grocery store for no more than 10 minutes before I find something that has been finished and put back in the cupboard or that will be finished by the next use, like juice/cordial! Always! Every. Single. Time. Why?? FFS!
  4. Cleaning out the bin. I don’t mind taking the bin bag out, or wheeling the big bin out onto the sidewalk to be collected, or even having to run up the street behind the dustbin truck because I almost forgot … it’s not that. It’s cleaning out the plastic bin where all the *vomit* juices of grossness have leaked out the split bag.
  5. Laundry – there are two points I hate under this topic actually. a) my family know I don’t check pockets so if you don’t empty them before putting them on the floor next to the laundry basket, then when their contents get ruined in a hot wash cycle, I really have no remorse. None. Nada. Get over it. And b) matching socks. I hate it. I don’t even bother turning them the right way round, if I find two that look like they might match, they go together. If you don’t like it, you are more than welcome to take my housewife crown and do it yourself. The only way to enjoy matching socks is maybe after your second large glass of wine! *ching ching* 


I wrote this entire blog post in my head today, whilst doing ALL these things, except for the last one, I’m only on my first glass so far!

What’s your worst household chore? I’m sure I’ve missed a few …

** All meme’s borrowed from various people on Pinterest. Don’t forget to check out my favourite pinterest board: Mom Humour!

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39 thoughts on “Reasons I Hate Being A Housewife!”

  1. I am soooo with you. I HATE the laundry – it just grows and grows and nobody else in my house seems to actually know where the washing machine is. I HATE rolling up the hosepipe – in fact so much that my flowers die in any heat we have in the summer because it has become this job that I just cannot do. And I HATE emptying the dishwasher because it seems it needs to be done about 10 times everyday and yet again, nobody else seems to know how to put anything in it. #FridayFrolics

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    1. 😂😂 So glad someone is with me on more than one thing on my list. I was starting to think maybe I was a bit too negative! 🙈


  2. You have nailed all of the totally suck chores of house-dom. They are just awful. No one, in their right mind, would adore scrubbing the inside of a toilet. Ack! You made me laugh, and I thank you very kindly for that! #DreamTeam xoxo

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  3. Ok so I just gagged slightly at the thought of bin juice which is my absolute nemesis, but I am with you all the way on these! I hate cleaning the bathroom with every inch of my soul! This made me chortle. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

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  4. Bahahahahaha. I loved this post. I had my sarcasm goggles on and they fell off from you making me laugh so hard. I HATE laundry, like with a passion. Not the putting it in, its the putting it in the dryer and then folding it. My husband is gone in the military for a bit and when I was skyping him, he wanted to see our spare room/his man cave and I said no, because I just dumped clean clothes for “later”. #dreamteam.

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  5. Love this post! I absolutely loathe emptying the dishwasher. Really?! It’s always the same plates and silverware, I washed the dishes, loaded, unloaded, filled with food I cooked, and repeat! I hate the repetitive chores that SAHM do, everyday.

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  6. I recall when my eldest started pre school and there were a few SAHM. I was like…wow you gals are living the dream! Must be so nice. I’m so jealous!

    Then they told me what they do….and how it’s anything BUT the dream. lol. I was shocked. i could never do it, not unless I had a full time nanny. So I take my hat off to SAHM that do everything and do not murder their kids. For real. I would not be able to cope. I know it has its perks though…I love the days I can make it to watch sports practice or whatever else is happening in the afternoons ❤ BUt cleaning…no thank you! Almost vomited with you going through the bathroom routine. lol

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    1. My cat can sleep all day, but the minute I get started mopping I’m sure he runs outside, walks in mud then runs through the wet floor! Like it’s a game! He’s 14 years old, surely he should retire from shenanigans by now! lol


  7. It’s so great to find a SAHM that is open and honest about this role. It is very difficult and sometimes emotionally draining to hold down the fort we call home. I feel absolutely guilt-free now. Thanks Mom of Two Little Girls !

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  8. Reblogged this on Mummy Time Out and commented:
    I read an article recently saying we’d be happier paying to outsource jobs rather than buying things. If I could pay for someone to pick up after my children, cook our meals, vacuum, wipe down the high chair, change nappies etc etc I WOULD!! I love being a mummy but being a housewife is not so great!

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    1. Agreed. I don’t mind cleaning up behind people who try their best to help, but my family really don’t even try half the time!


  9. Love this post. So relatable!

    Despite all the harsh realities we SAHM moms go through though—I will always be grateful for those few hours I have to myself!! Even if I’m up to my elbows in toilet bowl cleaner, dishes, or laundry–all the solitude and “silence” is like music to my ears!! And I do absolutely love those days when all the chores are done and I have nothing to do…I will literally sit and do nothing, just because I can, with zero guilt, lol!

    My worst household chore is dishes and laundry. Laundry is the bane of my existence. My Never Ending Story…


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