According to new research, women are adding inches to their waistlines because they don’t do as much housework as the previous generations.
Whereas the previous generations had to get scrubbing at those clothes and tramping on them in big buckets or whatever, apparently nowadays we have it easy as we have all the gadgets to do it for us.
Yes, we’ve got gadgets that help us out more, but does that really mean that we don’t do as much work as our great grandparents used to do?!
I for one still get down on my hands and knees and scrub my kitchen floor by hand. (When I can be bothered. It’s a bloody big kitchen floor and it takes 2 hours to clean properly. Gah.)
Surely that puts me up there with those tramping up and down on their washing 70 years ago?!
I walk everywhere as I don’t drive. Including the two mile round school walk trip twice a day.
Women can still burn up to a 1000 calories a day just like they used to be able to.
A couple of hundred calories chasing about after the small ones (let’s face it, you burn off many pounds trying to keep them out of mischief). Another couple of hundred traipsing up and downstairs all day, every day lugging random toys from room to room to put away.
Ironing endless sets of clothes from an ironing pile that never seems to get any smaller, no matter how many times you attack it. (I’m sure it breeds when you’re not looking, or something.)
So never mind the ‘women are putting inches on’ rubbish.
We’re all working just as hard, thank you very much.