The Average Housewife's Workweek: Staggering Since 1947

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"35 beds to be made, 750 items of glass/china and 400 pieces of silverware to wash, 174 lbs. of food to prepare, some 250 pieces of laundry" — it added up to some 100 hours of joy per week. [PtakScienceBooks]

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I'm a SAHM and the sad thing is the 1947 daily schedule is almost exactly like mine. (Except for the "dress for dinner" and "cocktails with husband.") It is simply relentless. And my husband wonders why I'm exhausted every night.