A 22-year-old mother has been slammed as a ‘1950s housewife’ after she asked for lunch ideas on what to prepare for her husband.
Maddie, from Sydney, called on other parents on a mothers’ private Facebook page to share their tips on what they make for their other half besides sandwiches.
‘I would love to hear what other mums make their hubbies for lunch and snacks throughout the work day. We are getting over sandwiches,’ she wrote.
But instead of receiving suggestions for sandwich alternatives, the young mother was faced with a torrent of cruel remarks.
‘Our advice is to stop making his lunches,’ one wrote.
‘Whatever he could be bothered to make himself, which is nothing, so he doesn’t eat lunch. All is fair in love and war,’ another said.
‘I was married for twenty years and my favourite packed lunch for my husband was called a Get it Yourself with a side order of I’m not your mother,’ another posted.
Another chimed in: ‘He was a grown single self sufficient independent man before we met… why does he get lucky (aka get a slave) and I don’t?!?! It’s enough with our children, don’t need another child, need a husband!’
One said: ‘I think this post could have gone a totally different way if the word ‘Hubbie’ wasn’t used – lunch ideas are always welcome and people have lots of great suggestions. No need to mention who the lunch is for because that shouldn’t really be relevant.’
And another wrote: ‘Imagine how many men post FB threads asking for tips on ironing their “wifey’s” blouse?’