Mum Sparks Debate After Admitting She Gets Up At 4.30am To Make Husband's Breakfast
A stay-at-home mum has kicked off a lively debate on social media after revealing her daily routine, which sees her getting up at 4.30am each morning to make her other half's breakfast.
Brooke Smith, from Brisbane in Australia, shares four young children with her partner and spends her days making sure they're all well-fed and looked after, while also taking care of the housework.
Posting on a Facebook group called Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise, Brooke wrote: "I always make sure I don't go to bed until everyone's lunches are packed, their clothes are set out for the next day including my husband's and the house is clean, dishwasher is on and load of washing is on.
"Sometimes it means I get to bed at nine, sometimes that means I get to bed at midnight, but I always get up early (4.30 with my husband to make his breakfast and coffee) to make time for me to have a hot coffee and do my hair and get a little peace and quiet and meditation and exercise in, and do my face for the day.
"A happy mum equals a happy household. Do it even when you feel like not doing it because you'll be happy for it the next day."
Now, while this system seemingly works for Brooke and her family, some social media users were less than impressed and told Brooke her and her partner should share out the chores more equally.
One person responded: "That's lovely you do that, but in my marriage it is an equal partnership and therefore we share the load.
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"I have a husband who works full time and yet does cleaning, cooking and taking care of our child."
While a second chipped in: "My Mum used to do this for my Dad. Dad was born in 1929 and Mum was born in 1931. It's currently 2020. My husband does his own washing. My kids make their own breakfast."
However, Brooke was quick to respond to the comments to say it 'works for us'.
Speaking to the Courier Mail, she explained: "There's always a mix of negative and positive feedback on anything you post on Facebook but yeah, I think there's a lot of women assuming that I'm living a '50s lifestyle, and that I shouldn't baby my husband.
"But I think that if someone works hard in the sun all day and now after hours to make their business work, I think it is the least I can do and he shouldn't be expected to come home and cook and clean."
She added: "And I just find that we are all happier as a family when we take on our traditional roles as men and women and mothers and fathers."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Brooke Smith
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