I always look at all of the new book releases to see what’s happening and find new, interesting authors. Yesterday, I came across this blurb:
To what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband?
Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too… but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?
This got me thinking. Either Nora Spangler’s job isn’t that demanding or she’s just weird. I’m also the paper-roll-tracking lunch-packing person in my family but that’s not because my husband doesn’t want to ‘help’ but because it would take an army to wrench my paper rolls out of my cold dead hands. I love doing this shit. I experienced life without toilet paper, so now stacking toilet paper holders (which I couldn’t imagine even existed when I was growing up) is a sublime experience.
Honestly, doing household stuff in a developed country when you have a successful attorney salary is so easy and enjoyable that feeling put upon by it is just bizarre.