Mom Goes On Strike
What happened to her home?
Have you ever had those days where you're fed up with all of the housework and the lack of thanks and just want to go on strike? Read this story from the Huffington Post and check out what happened to Jessica Stillwell's house when she went on strike for six days. ~ Steve
Photo courtesy of Jessica Stilwell
Jessica Stilwell has lived every mother’s fantasy. She went on strike. For six days the mother of three girls -- 12-year-old twins and their 10-year-old sister -- did no “picking up, tidying, washing, cleaning, clearing, reminding or nagging.”
The results will make you want to pump your fists and do a solidarity dance.
They will also make you gag.
It all began on Oct. 1, after Stilwell spent a weekend alone with her children while their dad, Dylan, was away playing golf. Also in the house was a foster baby, as Stilwell is a social worker by profession and regularly takes in infants in need of temporary homes. It was a typical weekend, filled with errands and sports, and at 11 p.m. Stilwell sat down for the first time all day and looked around at all that hadn’t yet been tidied -- realizing with new clarity that none of it was mess that she had made.
Unlike the pantheon of striking mothers before her...Stilwell didn’t actually tell her children they were on their own. She just woke up last Monday morning and stopped.
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