She refrained from doing any of the household chores for two days and shared the results in a viral TikTok video.
Women are usually the ones who take up most of the responsibility of household chores and managing the kids. They often wish for proper acknowledgment of their efforts from their families and it isn't always fulfilled. Recently, a husband accused his wife of not doing "anything around the house." The wife decided to make sure that she did not do anything as blamed by her husband for the next two days and she shared the results in a viral TikTok video. Lindsay Donnelly—who goes by @lindsaydonnelly2 on TikTok—shared her husband's response.
The text overlay of the video reads, "My husband made a comment that I do nothing around the house." Then it reads, "So for two days, I really did nothing around the house." She turns the camera to show how her house looks, starting from the kitchen. There are toys on the ground, unwashed dishes in the sink and the dining table have plates and glasses, along with a steamer. Moreover, laundry is piled up in the living room, the bathroom has all the stuff lying around and the bed is not made. The video has Taylor Swift's hit song, "Karma," playing in the background. After filming the video, Donnelly goes for a girls' weekend trip, leaving the house in shambles.
The video went viral, garnering over 16 million views and is captioned, "Then I left town for a girls' trip." People on TikTok absolutely loved this idea of telling men the importance of household chores. @awolfcalledstorm commented, "I feel like it’s a privilege that my husband isn’t like this. But that’s actually the bare minimum." @acidrain83 shared, "Ex said the same thing. Didn't do anything for 3 months. He blew up in my face and then told him to move out. Since then, the apartment is clean." @taylorrdawn expressed, "That is so disrespectful. You deserve better. Hope you had an amazing girls' trip. You deserve it."
Donnelly told TODAY that she and her husband, Brian, both have full-time jobs and she runs a social media marketing agency and he works in venture capital. They have been married for 7 years and have two kids, 7 and 4 years old.
She clarified that her husband does most of the cooking and they try to split the household chores as much as possible. “The night he made the comment, I was getting the kids ready for bed and he was cleaning up in the kitchen,” Donnelly said. “I noticed he was kind of grumpy and I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ And that’s when he made the comment about me doing nothing around the house.” So, instead of getting into an argument, she decided to go on strike.
In a follow-up video, Donnelly reminds her husband of what happened and then she says, "And now that you've since apologized." He responds, "That's true." She tells her husband that she made a TikTok video and over a million people watched it. "I was really nervous that you were gonna find out about the TikTok and the reason I didn't want you to get your feelings hurt was because the comments are 8000 people asking to leave him," Donnelly concludes the video by saying that he is a really good husband and has learned his lesson.