Becuase in most houses where there is housewife, cleaning the house is generally her responsibility. Why would it not be counted? It is one of the things you expect to do when you are a housewife. The assumption being that your husband can concentrate on his job while you concentrate on the domestic duties. Admittedly some of us are less efficient at cleaning than others, but it is part of the job.
All our bills are paid by direct debit so neither my husband nor I have to bother with them. The bank does all that. That's what banks are for. why would anyone bother to bay bills when the bank can do it?
I consider my main reason for being at home to be to look after the children. I don't want to have to leave them to the care of strangers, or to have to worry about what happens when they need to have time off sick, holidays etc. The whole point is that I don't have to take time off work to do these things. Why pay someone else to look after my children when I can do it myself? What would be the point? Or, if you think looking after children is unnecessary, why do they have to go into childcare if mothers go back to work? Why not just leave them at home to fend for themselves?
You obviously revel in the idea that working women have to do 40 hours of housework etc as well as doing a full time job. I see no virtue in being tired and overworked at all. I would much rather be able to do housework, cooking, shopping etc at my leisure, not fitting it in around a job. A thoroughly unsatisfactory way to spend your time as far as I am concerned.
Why do you think it is a good thing for women to be overworked and exhausted? What virtue is there in working full time and then having to come home and educate a child? It sounds like the stuff of nightmares to me. Am I supposed to admire your mother for doing this? Well, I don't. It sounds absolutely ghastly.
And why do you think it is a good thing for women to have to take time work to take their children to the doctor? Do you think this makes women desirable employees? Are employers supposed to be thrilled to have employees whose minds arent' on their jobs but on their children?
And to say that you don't have a problem with housewives is total hypocrisy, you clearly do because your whole question is one long sneer at us. You clearly believe being a housewife is a futile occupation, so why try and pretend otherwise? You're a little hypocrite, aren't you?