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What Does A Housewife Without Kids Do

 

Majority of the people I encounter wonder what I do since I am a housewife sans kids. I understand that it is more reasonable for a mom to stay at home than a wife without children. So I’ll let you in on what I usually do (in no particular order since I don’t have a routine, but I’ll list them in numbers for reference). I’m not sure if I can cover everything, but these are the things I can think of that I usually do:

  1. Prayer time / quiet time with God
  2. Plank
  3. Stretch
  4. Brush my teeth
  5. Take a bath
  6. Write
  7. Read
  8. Watch
  9. Date night with my husband at least once a week
  10. Spend quality time with my husband daily
  11. Go to my mom’s house, visit / accompany my sister
  12. Spend quality time with my nephew and niece
  13. Check email
  14. Check instant messaging app for messages from my sisters / friends
  15. Make the bed
  16. Dust
  17. Sweep
  18. Mop
  19. Wash the dishes
  20. Laundry
  21. Fold clothes
  22. Iron clothes
  23. Clean appliances (e.g. electric fan, refrigerator, etc.)
  24. Clean the bathroom
  25. Wash the rugs
  26. Water the plants
  27. Refill the water bottles
  28. FiIl the ice cube tray
  29. Cook
  30. Declutter
  31. Organize
  32. Sleep
  33. Eat
  34. Check supplies in each room and refill them if running out (e.g. toothpaste, tissue, etc.)
  35. Check supplies for upcoming visit to grocery
  36. Check for any home improvements / maintenance to be done (e.g. faucet)
  37. Throw the trash
  38. Prepare my husband’s things for work every morning
  39. Charge my husband’s cellphone
  40. Update my husband’s cellphone
  41. Bring water in our bedroom during bedtime
  42. Monitor credit card purchases
  43. Make bank account fund transfers / deposits
  44. Pay bills
  45. Invest in stocks

I’m often asked if I don’t get bored and my answer is always the same: no. Why would I? I have 45 things to do!

Kidding aside, I want to say something to the woman who feels the same way as me—who wants to be a housewife not because she has kids (because she doesn’t have one) but because she wants to be a wife who works in her own house (not working inside her own house).

Hey, beautiful! If that is your choice and you have already prayed for it and talked about it with your husband, you don’t have nothing to be ashamed. Remember that you are made for a purpose and that purpose doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to work to provide (as per Bible, that’s our husband’s role though nothing is wrong with helping—you get my point), but your life’s purpose runs deeper than having your own source of income—to embrace that whatever work you decide to do, as long as you are doing it for the Lord, you’ll never go wrong!

What I do is that I dedicate everything that I do to the Lord. I talk to Him and acknowledge that I’m doing those things for His glory. Yes, I dedicate every work that I do to God—even the simple chore of sweeping the floor!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

– Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

As a housewife, you may not receive any monetary compensation, but since it is the Lord Christ you are serving, you know that your work is not in vain.