Because of the pandemic, TV host Amy Perez was left with no choice but to be a housewife for more than six months, something she found out to be a not-so-easy task.
Perez’s realization came to the fore as she was left to manage her own household. She recently posed for a photo showing her in a simple blue duster dress and black slippers, as per her Instagram post on Sept. 17.
“I remember bata pa lang ako lagi ko sinasabi i want to become a housewife pero iba ang nangyari naging career woman ako,” Perez recalled. (I remember when I was young, I always said I wanted to become a housewife, but a different thing happened, I became a career woman.)
Initially, Perez thought she would be able to rise above the challenge of being a housewife, but she later found out how hard it is.
“And when it happened during the start of our quarantine akala ko kaya ko pero nung tumagal parang masisira ulo ko ang hirap pala maging housewife!” she said. (And when it happened during the start of our quarantine, I thought I can do it, but as the days passed, I felt like I will go crazy because it was so difficult.)
Perez aired her frustration about how tasks can go on endlessly, with one needing to be started right away as she just finished one. This made her feel more appreciative of men and women who manage households full time.
“Talagang iba yung sacrifice at dedikasyon na kailangan kaya saludo ako sa lahat ng housewives, househusbands, kasambahay at lahat ng taong bahay,” she said. (The sacrifice and dedication needed for it is really different, that’s why I salute all housewives, househusbands, helpers and all those who stay at home.)
With that, she also said that she now understands where her mom is coming from whenever she asked for a P20 baon. She also urged fans to better appreciate mothers and fathers. JB