Thursday, September 8, 2011

Enjoying the role of housewife

This weekend I felt like such a housewife-- and I loved it! I spent time making fried corn to stick in the freezer, and canning peaches with my mom-in-law for the hubby and I to enjoy in the winter.

And yes, maybe "housewife" is stereotypical or derogatory to some-- but I see nothing wrong with the term. I thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of accomplishing things for my husband and I to savor for months to come. It's an empowering feeling to know that I am providing some comfort for my husband-- and I am nothing but proud of the hard work!

So yummy!


Are there any activities you enjoy doing that are possibly categorized as "housewife"? (For instance, I really enjoy folding laundry. Don't ask me why!) Do you take offense at the term? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

6 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

I don't take offense to the term because I like being a wife and doing stuff in my house..creative stuff and decorating and even the work most of the time. However, it's not all I am and so when it's not appropriate I use other terms to describe myself. As long as you don't feel limited to this one description then how could it be offensive..unless it doesn't fit at all.

Melissa Jane said...

A housewife is role of honour.

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Kelley said...

No offense whatsoever. I love being home and making my home better. I can't wait to have a home of my own :)

Savannah said...

I love being a house wife! I am in nursing school, so technically I am not a full on housewife, but I love the time I spend cleaning/decorating/preparing the house for my husband and I to enjoy. I think it is a glory of women and not a shame or offense that we have the opportunity everyday to create a beautiful and comfortable space for our families to enjoy!

Kyle said...

I'm not offended by the term at all. I think everyone should have a little housewife in them to the very least. That means you like to care for others by maybe cleaning or cooking. I will never complain about that!

I wish I was better at crafting, but I feel like that would be extremely therapeutic!

I also think that being a "house husband" (as a girl) is more than okay as well. I love building projects, doing yardwork, house building/maintenance, etc. ;)

Ms Kate said...

I love hanging out washing, but I'm a little OCD about it (see here LOL http://blog.mummybrain.com/2011/09/ocd-much.html) but I love being a homemaker, as we call it here.