To my Beloved Readers,
Especially Penelope, badmommymoments, and Lindsey,
I apologize for my rant yesterday. It is one of my fatal flows to allow myself a short snapping fuse that explodes with a horrible rant, like a thunderstorm that comes in, destroys, and leaves. I thank you for reading and responding. (I can actually picture badmommymomments rolling her eyes.) I told my father about my rant who told me I’m becoming too sensitive, which is probably true. He listens to my rants quietly and then turns the mirror my way, so does my best friend. Maybe I’m a little unbalanced because she’s away, yet again, for her work, and I think it just might be that time of the month.
But really you didn’t need to witness (or read) a whiney, angry rant with all bark and no bite, sort of. What was I pissed about that some one wants to be June Clever? I don’t, so why should I care? And I really don’t understand how you do it Lindsey with everything you do around your house or you, Penelope, with a professorship and two boys. I’m amazed. I promise I will reread To Hell with All That and clarify myself better, and I think I might read a few other books on the subject as well, seeing that this hit some nerve that needs to be explored.
As I also explained my actions today to my husband as he fixed himself a plate, he didn’t see my problem with the word housewife as the book explains it. So I casually asked if he wouldn’t mind be called a househusband*. He said he preferred the term domestic economist. Ha!
So in conclusion, I again thank you for your patience, and if I write about this weirdness of being a housewife as I come to terms with it, fill free to roll your eyes and move on to the next post. And badmommymomments, you might have noticed I said a dozen cookies out of the refrigerated dough, which actually comes in 18 cookie packs. I eat a half dozen raw.
* My husband dreams of the day where he has retired with a large sum; while I go to work. He believes he’ll be able to do a better job than me, even though he is allergic to house work. He has actually said, “I’ll have gourmet food on the table, the kids cleaned and not fighting, and the house will look so good Better Homes and Gardens will want take its picture.” Granted this vision is several years away, and the said kids will be in school.