Whenever people hear that you're a stay at home mom, their first reaction is, "Awwww, so lucky! Tai tai laaaaa!"
My immediate response to that is, "Tai tai?! Fuck you!" followed by a punch in the face.
Allow me to explain why homemakers have lives even shitter than a maid's :
a) A maid is only expected to do one thing at a time e.g. if they're caring for the kid, they're not expected to cook, do the laundry or clean the house at the same time. But if a housewife can't do ALL of these things at once, she is seen as a failure.
b) A maid gets to give the kid back at the end of the day, and have the night all to herself. She's even allowed one day off a week! A housewife has to take care of the kid 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
c) If a maid falls sick, she gets a day off to recuperate. A housewife has no such luxury. She still has to care for the kids and feed them. She can't AFFORD to get sick.
d) A maid can take leave. A housewife ... gah, refer to point (b).
e) A maid is expected to look and smell the way someone would look if they had to cook, clean, care for kids all day long. A housewife these days is pressured to look like a yummy mummy, or Mr Hubbie will start looking elsewhere.
f) A maid doesn't have to worry about disciplining the kids, whether they are getting enough nutrition, DHA, AHA, ARA, WHATTA etc... and long term repercussions of what she's doing to them.
g) A maid gets paid at the end of the month.