Wednesday, August 5, 2009
If I were in Sweden Motherhood WOULD be a career
I took a vacation day yesterday and it was relaxingly productive. Sam can't fathom my need to be "productive" on my days off. I love the feeling of accomplishment from knowing that I was able to pursue interests and be the mom and future wife I want to be.
Yesterday I achieved stay-at-home-mom rocker status. I woke-up and made breakfast for Sam before he went to work and I packed his lunch. The house was clean, the litter box scrubbed, and the laundry done. Embroidery and reading was accomplished. Hope received a knitting lesson and a cooking lesson; she was patient with the knitting and the spaghetti and meatballs we made were a hit. To round out the day I baked a cake and enjoyed a visit from some neighbors.
Of course, today is another story. I was at work by 7 a.m. and when I arrived home at 3:30 I had no energy to cook dinner, much less engage in baking and stitching. Poop.
As a Gender Studies minor, I've done some deep thinking about the role of feminism in my life. Most definitely I'm a third-wave feminist. Thanks for getting us in the work-force, Women's Lib! Now I can work 40 hours a week AND keep house. Sarcasm aside, I think being a career woman is marvelous, if that is your cup of tea. Women who juggle it all -- career and home -- are freaking amazing. I, however, would welcome the opportunity to stay home. Despite the tattoos and saucy mouth, I'm a old-fashioned girl at heart.