Dirty dishes teetered like an after-dinner game of Jenga. Milk soured in bowls on the counter until it was virtually cheese. Someone wrote ‘I love you mom’ in the dust coating a shelf.
For six days last week, Calgary mom Jessica Stilwell staged a quiet anti-housework strike in her home — the place devolving into domestic chaos as she simply stopped picking up after her three daughters, whom she jokingly called her “basement trolls” on the blog she kept of her progress called ‘Crazy Working Mom.’
Now, Ms. Stilwell is getting international attention for her cheeky experiment, appearing in London’s Daily Telegraph, on the Today Show in the U.S. , on countless blogs — lauded online as a hero for doing what many parents dream they could and also reviled for not making her children do their chores much earlier.
“This mum is a fricking genius” tweeted…
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