Nicky - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I recently got in an argument with my mother-in-law over housekeeping. My husband does nothing to help around the house and subsequently my daughter doesn't do much to help saying that it's daddy's mess not hers so I get stuck with the brunt of it. I work full time so I don't have much time for housework. Needless to say, my house is pretty messy, but I do what I can.
Anyway, my MIL said that it was my responsibility to keep the house clean because I was a woman and that was the way God intended for it. She further said that my husband did not have to help out because he was a man and therefore God intended for him to provide for the family, not to help with the household.
I was just wondering what other Catholic mothers thought about this. Did God create us equal or did God want us women to be barefoot, pregnant, and cleaning all the time?