Wednesday, June 6, 2007

How Much is a Housewife Worth?

My sister is a stay at home mom with 3 kids under 5. My mom was a stay at home mom until we were all in school. Both of them periodically send me stuff about what housewives should make for a salary, but it changes with every article.

I am happy to inform you that there is now an accurate quantification of the worth of a housewife.

Tycoon’s ex-wife awarded $184M in Ill. divorce

Granted, she's not your typical housewife. But I think that she earned her money.

"The couple married in 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. They arrived in the United States in 1976 with only four suitcases and $500 in cash, according to court records. In 1980, they moved from Detroit to Chicago, where Michael Polsky found success in the energy business."

It's not like she was a 26 year-old blonde bimbette who was only married to him for 2 years. They were married for 30 years. My parents have been married for 35 this year. Hear that, mom? You're worth almost 200 million bucks! Stick it out, MonkeySister! Your day will come.


Fever Dog said...

Why did they get divorced?

MonkeyGirl said...

Probably because she wanted his money. You know how women are. But that's beside the point. said...

Soon as I'm allowed to fire my wife with two weeks notice this makes sense. Anybody who says they work that many hours in a day to do the job needs some help with project management.

I make 5X the income, so it makes perfect sense to split up what we do that way. We're both very happy with the setup.

And BTW -- I do all my own laundry, more than half the cooking, and actually listen when she talks.

KC Saul said...

techherding: You can. The United States is a marriage-at-will nation. You are not compelled to remain married to anyone.

Jessica said...

"And BTW -- I do all my own laundry, more than half the cooking, and actually listen when she talks."

Damn. Your wife must be great in bed. That, or you are a saint. I go with the former.

MonkeySister said...

No thanks. If you have to get divorced to get that money, then I'm out. I'll take the nice, stable marriage any day over the money.

Besides, where the crap would MonkeySister'sHusband come up with that kind of money?