How many of you agree with this statement?
This article is not meant to cause any form of conflict in the home or demean the role of husbands in the home. What I saw yesterday just got me thinking, that’s all.
Driving home from work, I saw a heavily pregnant ready-to-drop woman hawking a massively large tray of ‘Agege’ bread. This is a woman who is managing to carry the pregnancy talk less of the load on her head! Something similar to the pix below…
Imagine the distance she had to walk to sell bread of how much under the harsh weather. I just thought it’s only a wicked and lazy man who would put his wife out in that condition so as to bring home the daily bread. And this type of man is probably doing something similar to the pix below…
or worse still playing ‘Baba Ijebu’! But you can tell by the determination on her face, nothing was going to stop her from providing for her unborn child or the little ones at home.
I dunno, but I see things differently…a woman should be seen as a gift from God to men and to the world. Therefore, she should be handled with care.
I see her as a manager of the home, under the oversight of her husband. Her primary role, as far as I am concerned, should revolve around the daily care of children, meal preparation and keeping the house in order. Getting a job should be optional, whereas for her husband, it is mandatory.
Women should…”get married, bear children, keep house”. (1 Timothy 5:14)
These days, I seem to get more and more confused as to what the role of a woman is in marriage. Roles seem to be reversing in my eyes! Who should stay at home? Who should pay most of the bills? Who looks after the kids, not to mention the home front? (Banker wives, please take note) Who does house work? Who assists who? Who calls the shots at home? Who is the decision maker?
These are some of the questions that go through my head!
Have a blessed day! Ehen…who is the husband and who plays wife? *sticking my tongue out*