In this day of Feminism, I realize sometimes I just want to be the 1950’s house wife. You know, without all the oppression and inequality that came with being a 1950’s house wife. What I mean is, I’ve worked hard on my career, and it is beneficial getting out of the house and away from the kids, but I’d rather my time away be spent seeing friends, writing and working on my own schedule rather than working 9-5 in Corporate America.
I want more time to spend with my kids! Ok and maybe a little more time to clean! I do! It’s very hard to keep up with even the small daily mess we all create when we are both working all day and would rather spend time with the kids at night than in front of the sink. I know stay at moms are shaking their heads saying when is there time to clean when you are home? I know, I know. I just tend to get more done when I am home for the day and not traveling into the office. As a working mom I’ve read every article and checked out every organizational tip and there is just no way to keep up with the mess while working all week. And I’m slammed with it all on Saturday morning. Got tips? Give me some!!
Ok, so my husband isn’t going to come home to see me in a poodle skirt and heels with a feather duster greeting him at the door while roast beef steams on the table (I am sure he wishes) like a real 1950’s house wife. But sometimes I think it would be nice if we could go back to a simpler time when one person worked and one person took care of the household without all the stigma and ugliness that is involved in wanting that. I mean is I want the freedom to be with my kids, make my own hours, write, and keep my house tidy without feeling guilty about it! It’s not too much to want right?