Do You Struggle With This?

So, you know when you scroll through Facebook, and something you see just snaps you out of your “auto scroll” mode? When a friend of mine shared this image on Facebook (and the little story below that goes along with it), that’s exactly what happened to me…


Do you struggle to keep up with it all, too?
Do you struggle to keep up with it all?


A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…

”Yes,” was his incredulous reply..
She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’

Do you struggle to keep up? Whether you work outside the home or not, I think everyone has a hard time keeping up with housework. Managing a household is just SO much work. It really NEVER ends.

If this story hit home with you and you’d like to share it with your friends, feel free to share it below. This is such a great reminder to appreciate your loved ones, and think about all they do, no matter what their contribution may be!


(If no author is given, then the author is unknown. This piece seems to have been circulating online for many years with no known original source. If you are the creator of this story or image please email us here, and we will gladly either give you written credit for your writing, or we will remove it from this website.  I found it here: )

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