Funny blog name? Did you laugh? Did you have an emotional reaction? So many things could be wrong with the title. Memoirs? Well, it’s a blog not really an autobiography, although it is about my life. But, while I’ll be sharing my memories and experiences, it will also include unsolicited advice and, most assuredly, my own opinions about a few things.
Ok…next word, “lazy”. This is sarcasm… and yet, I have “mommy guilt”. Yes, you know what that is if you’re a mother. No matter how much or how little I do, it’s not enough. It won’t ever be enough, regardless of how hard I try. So, some days I give up and let myself off the hook for a little while because I know at some point the guilt may very well motivate me to try a little harder next time. And the cycle will continue. I figure, that it will pretty much be even in the end.
The final term, “housewife”, has of late experienced a metamorphosis of sorts in today’s culture. Coming out from behind the veil of un-Pc-ness (I know, I’m such a cringe-worthy wordsmith), no longer does the word evoke images of June Clever in her perfect dress, starched apron, high heels, and pearls vacuuming her immaculate, dust free house. No, it’s become synonymous with wealthy or kept, possession obsessed, mostly moral-less women, who may or may not be married, and really don’t have the first idea about real housework or parenting that is unassisted by nannies and school masters. They are, however, excellent at gossiping and fighting with the other women in their social circles about inane subject matter.
These two images are courtesy of Hollywood. Neither is accurate with regard to the term. Neither is helpful to real women (not reality-tv women) or their families. Neither is the goal of most women, whether working for a paycheck outside of the home, or working for personal satisfaction inside the home. Like most everything, the truth is somewhere between the two extremes.
For me, I have very simple goals for which I continue to strive. I haven’t achieved them. Like I said before, I probably will never achieve them. But I believe, they are worthy of my time, that I can occasionally give myself a break for not hitting every mark every time, and that these goals are probably shared in common with most women.
So with these ramblings in mind, I begin my blogging journey. I hope you’ll find enjoyment, comedy, comfort, and a little something to make your life easier occasionally!