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I Want to Be a Housewife.

12 comments | May 1st, 2012

(story sub,itted anonymously, by a Chetsist. An OOC rewind)

There are times when what makes us happy conflicts with expectations about what we're "supposed" to want and do.  Here's her story:

"Sometimes I really don't want to be a successful career woman…I want to be a housewife."  [end story.]

Can you relate?  Any like examples in your world?

12 comments

  • Diggity

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    It’s crazy that I think this, but I do think that admitting this is really brave. Good for you – and good luck too!

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  • Fern

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    We want what we want. Why isn’t that the end of the discussion?

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    • OOC

      Posted on May 13, 2011

      Good on you, Fern. We agree with the sentiment for sure. But we’re wondering what you think – why isn’t it the end of the discussion?

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  • Lizzy

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    We’re all “supposed” to be “modern” women. Wanting to be a housewife is such an antiquated icon of the pre-liberated woman, and I instantly see a June Cleaver in an apron, with a vacuum.

    If that’s what you want, I say go for it. I wouldn’t mind someone sweeping me off my feet and taking care of me either right about now. Good luck!

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  • CZ

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    I’m not judging what she wants, but me, I can not imagine being a housewife. Just no interest in it for myself.

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  • Claudia

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    Oh girl. I feel you.

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  • Eva@OOC

    Posted on May 13, 2011

    I never thought I would be a stay-at-home mom, but now I am. It took us a long time to form our family (see About section above), and so we decided I would to be home with our kids. There are days I question this choice, but mostly I feel I am where I want to be. I feel fortunate that I have the choice.

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  • CityGirl

    Posted on December 1, 2011

    I just find that taking care of myself, my family, the house, volunteering, etc. feels like a calling to me. I don’t know why. I’m a feminist, I’m talented at many things, but I love taking care of the people I love – I don’t limit that to my own house. It’s my parents, the fellow hockey mom in the neighborhood with breast cancer. I do keep myself high on the list, but it all takes time. Life is short. I guess if I had ever found a career that paid well and fed my soul, I’d feel differently, but that wasn’t the case.

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  • Andrea

    Posted on May 1, 2012

    Be and do what you want!!

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