Respectful, SUBMISSIVE, sweet, caring… those are the adjectives that describe the real housewives of Africa. Their days are filled with hard work and taking care of others. They wake up early in the morning to prepare breakfast for the entire family. A lot of families were polygamist with two or more wives and over 20 kids. Let alone the husband who is “the king of the whole castle”. Whatever he decides rules in the house. After eating breakfast which is composed of leftovers from the day before, the husband goes to work, the kids walk to school and the wives start getting busy.
They clean the house, wash the dishes, do the laundry and prepare the meal before their husband and kids get back home later in the day. After cleaning the house, they walk to the market and buy ingredients for the day’s meals. As soon as they come back from the market, they start cooking the meal outside, in big pots on a fire. When they finish cooking, they make a special plate (the dad’s plate) for their husband and keep it hot in a special place. They also serve the food in individual plates ready for the kids when they come back home from school.
What’s amazing about this type of families is that every wife treats every kid and other kids in the neiborhood as her own, without discrimination of any kind. Of course they know who their kids are and the kids know who their moms are but there is no favoritism towards anyone. The kids call every mom “mom” As far as the husband is concerned, he tries not to treat his wives differently but we cannot say that he doesn’t have a favorite. For the wives, they treat each other as sisters. At night, the wives take turns spending the night with the husband. Each wife gets one night with the husband an the kids either sleep in the same room or they sleep with their moms, depending on the family’s policy.
Before the wives go to bed, they make sure that the kids ate dinner, did their homework, and took a shower. They also make sure that all the kitchen stuff is inside the house and that the doors are locked. They go to bed very late, close to when the next day starts. The next morning, they start the same routine with love and passion. They never complain; their care for others is so great that they sometimes forget about themselves. They respect and take good care of their husbands. They have a special heart and they live to make sure that everybody is well taken care of. The real housewives of Africa are a special kind of woman but unfortunately, God rarely makes them like this anymore.