The video by the mom reveals husband's ignorance towards household duties, sparking outrage on the internet.
Equal division of labor is a crucial component that keeps households running smoothly. Whether it's a big family, a few roommates, or a married couple, people should learn to pick up after themselves and work together to maintain hygiene in the household. Hannah (@healing_saddie) shared a very upsetting video about how bad the state of her kitchen was when she was affected by COVID-19. The video has got 2 million views and 18.9K comments on the social media platform.
She begins the video by sharing how it has been since days since she cleaned her kitchen. The woman and her son were diagnosed with COVID-19, but her husband somehow did not get infected. So, the woman and her son stayed on the top floor to isolate themself. For some reason, her husband did not clean the kitchen when she was isolated, causing the area to become a big mess.
Hannah says, "I don't even wanna look in the sink. A huge part of me knows how bad it's gonna be because the entire kitchen smells like vinegar." The woman narrates how she does not want certain "sticky substances" while she goes around cleaning the kitchen. She completely threw away a cup that had something very nasty in it and stated how there was no saving it.
Somehow, the woman feels the blame is on her for how her kitchen looks. She continues, "The entire bottom of the sink is filled with old food." Every time she thought she had seen the worst while cleaning, she was proven wrong, as there always seemed to be something nastier waiting for her to clean. She shares how she was determined to slowly clean it up regardless of how bad it seemed.
The woman does not provide any reasons for her husband's absence. Instead, she says, "Most days, I was too exhausted to get out of bed. And when I could force myself off of it, it was to take care of my sick little one." She goes on to share how she began working once her symptoms eased and even ended up doing the laundry and cleaning the entire top floor.
Hannah concludes the video by stating how she still felt bad for the way her kitchen looked. But she adds, "I can also recognize that I did the best that I could this week." People on the platform were quite shocked at her husband's behavior and inquired what he was doing. @user7365216485831 asked, "You were sick with COVID. Why didn't your husband do the dishes and keep the kitchen clean? No excuse, sorry."
Hannah replied to this, saying, "I never said there was an excuse. He didn't hold up under the pressure. But he did try. He got us food and medicine, walked our three dogs, and worked. He let it go out of control later in the week." Another individual, @residentevilgurl, suggested, "I promise you it'd be so much better once you leave. It's hard at first, but it's 10x less work." Hannah replied, "It probably would be less physical work. But he has helped me and loved me through some of my hardest moments. It doesn't excuse the lack of cleaning, but he's shown up in other ways."