To The Housewives Of Yore
by Reservoir Dad.
You have long known that Housework is a beast that cannot be killed.
You suffered its attacks daily – hourly. Wounded by repetition, fatigue and isolation, you never fled the battlefield, advancing on the beast day after long day, again and again.
Your extraordinary resilience and efforts to hold the beast at bay were rarely acknowledged. You deserved respect and awe and yet roamed the battlefield unheralded.
Stoic but alone.
Heroic but wearied.
The footfalls of the beast’s relentless charge have echoed through the houses and hearts of generations of women, the battle waged day and night.
It is only now that the reverberations are being felt by men.
Some of us have finally seen the beast.
We are taking to it with the weapons once only wielded by women.
Respect – long overdue – is finally here.
We are aware of the warrior nature in your lifetime’s efforts.
The beast cannot be killed but we will stand beside you.
We will take up the fight.