Stay-at-home mom Gemma Chalmers was fed up hearing her partner claim she does “nothing all day” — so she set out to prove him wrong.
In an eight-minute time-lapse video, Chalmers recorded a glimpse of her 12-hour day.
The 35-year-old mom, who also works part-time as a nail technician, posted the video to Facebook with a message many parents can relate to.
“All weekend my lovely partner has been moaning that I do nothing all day, so I thought I’d show him a full day… I actually find having a day of work is more like a day off.
“So Mr. Jones, no more saying ‘enjoy your day off’ or [asking] ‘what have you done all day?’ because the answer is… I’ve been a mummy all day,” she wrote.
“[I’m] also a cleaner, a driver, a cook, a storyteller, a nurse, a playmate, a toddler wrestling coach, a teacher, an art director, a potty trainer, a champion tickler, a wardrobe stylist, a personal dresser, a laundry operator, a personal shopper and much more.”
The video struck a chord with many viewers, some of whom took the time to share words of support.
“Brilliant! I’m more exhausted on my ‘day off’ than I am when I’m at work!” one mom commented.
“Bloody men!” another wrote. “They are all the same. Good for you making this film to show him how much work goes into being a mum.”
“My partner has started his own business and works a lot and doesn’t really think I do much,” Chalmers told The Mirror. “I just thought: ‘I’m going to prove him wrong.’”
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