It's all anyone's been talking to me about this week. Probably you, too.
Because this post went viral on Mamamia.
Watch: If a man lived like a woman for a day. Post continues below.
It's written by Skye Abraham, and it's excellent. You know that, because you've read it already. And if you haven't, I'll sit here quietly for a moment while you do.
There's a reason women are reading that story. And reading that story. And passing it around between them. And talking about it, and talking about it.
It's because it's great, and it's incredibly familiar. The "mental load" has become a well-worn phrase, mostly since a French woman called Emma created a perfectly-pitched cartoon called You Should Have Asked, about all the things her partner didn't do, but, you know, totally would have if only Emma had asked.
What happens when cohabiting women (particularly mothers) in heterosexual relationships stop doing things that need doing?
Well, pretty often, those things just don't get done. Or, sometimes, they get done, but not how you would do them. They get done, but... a bit shitly.
An example from my own life. With a disclaimer: My partner, Brent, does a LOT in our house. More than me, mostly. And he's great at it, but he's also very useful for illustrating this point. Thank you, etc, etc.
But, birthday parties. I find the organisation of children's parties insanely stressful. Who to invite, where it should be, what should be eaten, is there a cake, will there be games, are there party bags...