By CollegeChef - 21/01/2013 06:03 - Australia
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#2 - In theory, it's a great idea - but in practice not so much. When my mom asks my siblings, they kick up a big fuss so mom eventually does it by herself in the end. #6 - It's easy when you have a small load, and you're doing it for yourself, but not so much when you have to do it for everyone else on a constant, large scale basis.
I study being away from home (sort of a dorm), work 10 hours in the weekend and travel back and forth every weekend. I do all the cooking, most of the dishes, most of the cleaning... It's annoying, but it's doable. This mom is just lazy. If she would really work, she'd probably even have extra energy and motivation to cook as well. There's no need for OP to help out, she's at a point in life where she's working for her future. Pretty important to me.
I agree on some of the things people are saying but I don't agree that just because OP is in university that she shouldn't be helping. There's a small possibility OPs mum doesn't feel like she's appreciated; the issue may run deeper than we think. I understand OP is learning full time but still, I know my mum appreciates when I help around the house and I'm also in a full time job.
I agree being a working mum is hard, but OP's mum decided to have the large family not OP I personally believe her mum should take responsibility for the family she created and let OP study and better herself so she can create the work/family life that she wants to. Also being lied to by a parent is just rude and breaks trust
I have an aunt and uncle who have 4 children, and my aunt worked full time as a stay at home mom when the children were younger. now 3 of the 4 are in highschool and can handle themselves for the most part so she was able to get a part time job. but doing chores for a couple is nothing compared to doing chores of a family of 6. no offence #6, more power to ya for managing all of that, but a large family requires a different kind of commitment and work load.
It's always good to know how to cook, as it's a hell of a lot cheaper and healthier than eating out all the time! The issue here is that OP's mom lied to get out of cooking for the large family SHE (the mom) chose to have. Had the mother said she needed help with the running of the household, that would have sounded a lot better.
Lazy people can come with many titles, her's just happens to be Mom.
She could've nicely asked for help instead.