This busy

9 to 5 equals 7 to 7,

On days that are busy, they’re home after eleven.

Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight,

It’s what they expected, but this busy isn’t right.

So she gives up her job to stay at home,

Life gets more relaxed and the stress is all gone.

Double incomes were trouble for no one got rest,

And they realised division of labour would suit them best.

So he brings in the money while she runs the house,

He does well at work, while her dreams hit the dust.

Ingrained gender roles shaped her ideas of life

So, she made the home her priority – it was HER choice.

This stage won’t last long because she’ll get really bored.

She’s got other dreams – and she’ll work from her home.

He wants her to work – have a wife who is happy,

With a career from home, so the home runs easy.

He keeps weekends for his hobbies and the home’s run without stress,

It’s a simpler life. More relaxed. And they both feel it’s for the best.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - and are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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