A desperate mother-of-two has posted a job advert looking for an ‘after-school nanny’ to teach her husband and son basic household chores.
She has offered the willing childcare professional £10 per hour to teach the men in her house simple housework, such as washing up, putting things away, ironing, cleaning, folding sheets, hoovering and putting the washing on.
The advert, which appeared on the UK site Childcare, a platform for childcare professionals and parents, says that neither her husband or two young sons, aged eleven and nine, do any work around the house.
The busy mother from Birmingham, is also worried her husband’s bad habits and attitude that housework is for women will rub off on her sons.
A desperate mother has posted a job advert asking for help with housekeeping and childcare because her ‘lazy’ husband doesn’t know what he’s doing and she’s worried his bad habits will rub off on their two sons
The mother-of-two said she appreciates her husband but that he has a ‘bad attitude’ to housework believing that it is the ‘job of the women’ and he hasn’t helped out since their youngest son was born nine years ago
Despite the mother trying to show them herself, they still don’t do anything to help around the house and the upkeep of the house is left solely to her.
She worries that if anything happened to her they’d be unable to keep the house up on their own.
The unnamed mother has also said that the childcarer will need to help her husband get into the habit of doing chores around the house.
She said: ‘He doesn’t even know how to put the washing on, and the most he’ll do is bring the plates to the kitchen and maybe wash up every now and then.’
‘Obviously this is probably something loads of couples go through, but we’ve got two sons and I’m worried his bad attitude towards housework, particularly that it’s the job of women in the house, is rubbing off on them.
‘My husband’s amazing, he gives so much for our family and I appreciate everything he does for us, but his attitude to housework is just appalling.’
She goes on to say that she does everything around the house and that she feels that if she doesn’t, then chores just won’t get done.
Both her and her husband work full-time, and she continues to says she rarely has time to relax and finds herself doing housework most nights just to keep on top of things.
The mother has decided to hire external help now because she’s starting a new job that requires her to work late, and she’s worried ‘things will only get worse’.
She is hopeful that the childcare professional will be able to teach her husband and sons basic skills such as washing up, putting things away, ironing, cleaning, folding sheets, hoovering and putting the washing on
According to the advert, the selected candidate will need to work Monday to Friday from 3pm until 8pm.
The job will involve picking the children up from school at 3.15pm and taking them home, where they’ll need to teach the children how to cook, wash up, clean, hoover, do a load of washing, put clothes away and iron.
The wife says that her husband hasn’t done any proper house work since the birth of their second child nine years ago, when she was recovering from an emergency caesarean, and his attitude to housework is ‘appalling’.
The advert states that the job’s salary will be around £10 an hour, and the carer will be entitled to 28 days of holiday, including Bank Holidays, and statutory sick pay.
Childcare.co.uk is a platform that allows parents to search for and connect with babysitters, childminders, nannies, nurseries, private tutors and schools and allows childcare providers to advertise their services.
The site has more than 1.8 million users nationwide and is the largest online community for parents in the UK, having launched in 2009.