Now that two-income families are the norm, the chores and odd jobs that used to get done during the week by a stay at home mom are neglected, leaving many wives, according to an article in The New York Times, asking for a wife of their own, aka a personal assistant. Joyce Lustbader, a research scientist at Columbia University who has been married for 29 years, was quoted saying, "I work all day, sometimes seven days a week, and still have to go home and make dinner and have all those things to do around the house." I can say with certainty that she is not alone in feeling like there are just not enough hours in a day to get everything done.
While some people can hire a nanny and a housekeeper, others can afford it or simply don't feel like someone else can do "their job" the right way. So while everyone has busy days, busy seasons, even busy years, would you want a wife so to speak? And if so, how badly do you need the extra help?