So I’ve been on leave since December 26, 2007. I’ve been able to cuddle, play, and feed Ayex a lot! I was able to catch up with the whole family in Las Piñas for a whole week. And guess what, I watched TV until late nights, which starts at around 9AM! What a vacation, right?
So I watched a lot of TV while we were in LP. We have a cable there so the choice as to what we want to watch to really bigger, unlike here in QC where we only have local channels.
For some reasons, we have to watch a local channel during noontime because it’s Wowowee time. In this gameshow, they have a segment called Willie of Fortune. In this segment, the contestants are usually asked what do they do. If they are kids, they are asked what do their parents do.
This is where my sentiments come in. Oh yes, I’m really sentimental. Hahaha! Most of the time, when the contestant is asked what do their mothers do, the most common answer I heard was “housewife lang po” (housewife only). I got to the point when I got irritated to that answer. I said to our helper one time, “bakit may lang po? Hindi ba nila alam mahirap maging housewife?” (Didn’t they know it’s hard to be a full-time housewife?)
I’m so sensitive about things like this because I, myself is desperate to become a full-time housewife. And I really believe that being a manager of the household is no easy job. In fact, I believe that it is one of the hardest jobs out there. It entails great skills in multi-tasking, budgeting, cooking, and child-rearing, to name a few.
So to those people who have stay-at-home-moms, maybe, the next time you are asked what does your mom do, be proud to say that she is a FULL-TIME HOUSEWIFE. I know there are a lot of people out there who, just like me, want to become a SAHM, but chances are, we just can’t be.