Hello there, dear ones. I hope you are all having a lovely day. Mine has been wonderful so far, even though my energy levels, it seems, reached an all-time low due to the heat. I only got out today once, to do some errands, and the waves of heat quickly shooed me back inside. I hope it will get cooler later in the day, as evening creeps nearer, and then maybe I will be able to take a walk along with my faithful little camera - and later share some part of the day's beauty with you (as soon as I get to upload the pictures to the computer).
I've been thinking today about how many women want nothing more than to come home and be with their families, but are stopped by the fears that have been so deeply ingrained in us; the fear of missing out on something important by not having a "real job" outside the home - a necessary condition to be happy and fulfilled, as we have been told; he fear of our husbands losing their job and being unable to provide for a while; the fear of feeling bored and unproductive since there is "nothing to do at home".
Yesterday I met a young woman who works 4 jobs part-time because she can't bear to spend even a couple of hours at home while she is awake. "There is nothing to do!" - she claims. Yet anyone who takes a productive part in a household knows there is much to do - and what about simply enjoying the beauty of life? If the entire family is constantly on the go, who will provide the refreshment our soul so badly needs?
Being a homemaker means you enjoy many more freedoms. You can take advantage of the lovely weather outside, and go for a walk in between household tasks, instead of being confined to a chair in an office. Your little realm, your home, is yours to rule.
It also means you can take things easy when you are ill or pregnant, without having to make excuses and without fearing you might lose your job. When you or your little ones (if you are a mother) aren't feeling well, you can spend the day relaxing and recuperating, reading a book to your children, or doing crafts.
When you need some rest, you don't have to try and prove to your boss that you have the right to feel weak and nauseated (and therefore less productive) while pregnant, or exhausted after getting up several times at night to nurse a baby, or simply tired and sick when you are tired or sick.
There are many more things I would like to say, but it's time to tend to the joys and tasks of this little particular household: there are dishes to be washed, shopping lists to be written, and errands to be done. Later I think I will take an advantage of being able to rest and relax, and I'll try to catch a nap so that I'm all rested and refreshed by the time my husband comes home.
"Talk" to you soon - warmly, your friend