Tue, 22 Jan, 2019
Lisa Wilkinson shares hilarious family laundry disaster
At home, mothers are often expected to do the chores. So Lisa Wilkinson decided to create a little experiment.
“So I tried this experiment. Ignore the family washing for a few weeks, and see if the clothes wash themselves,” the mother of three posted on Instagram under a picture of a large pile of laundry.
“And bugger me, if they bloody didn’t! This is the current scene outside our laundry.”
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So I tried this experiment. Ignore the family washing for a few weeks, and see if the clothes wash themselves. And bugger me, if they bloody didn’t! This is the current scene outside our laundry. Swipe right and you’ll see that Maggie has given up (that’s her bed she’s placed herself on)...and she is juuust a little bit disgusted. 😂😂😂 #mylifeissoglamorous #boxersofinstagram #mariekondonotsomuch
The Project host also added a photograph of her dog Maggie in front of the clothes pile.
“You’ll see that Maggie has given up (that’s her bed she’s placed herself on) ... and she is juuust a little bit disgusted.”
Many fans chimed in on the comments section of the photo, saying the situation is all too common in their own households due to unhelpful partners and children.
“I tried this with the garbage bins and found out that my kids are actually masters of piling rubbish on top of rubbish without causing the tower of rubbish to topple over,” one said.
This is not the first time Wilkinson has shared her domestic life issues.
Earlier this month, the TV host posted the following joke: “Married sexting: 'I’m not wearing any underwear, because you didn’t put the clothes in the dryer like I asked you 1,000 times'."
Housework gender gap remains a problem in Australia. According to a 2018 survey by the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics, the average woman still does seven hours more housework than the average man per week.
Among married couples with children, women did 29 per cent of paid work and 65 per cent of both household chores and care.
Inga Lass, one of the report’s co-authors, said it might take 30 years for men to do as much housework as women, depending on the shifts in attitudes towards parenting and work.
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