What do you think of housewives?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’d love to be one!  Don’t pay attention to your friends, if that’s what you want to do.  If you want to go back to work, then you can always do that.  As long as your business is running and generating income, its like you have a guaranteed position for yourself if you ever want to become more involved with the day to day. So go right your fiction and be merry!

Post # 3
6785 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Honestly, a housewife with no children just seems like a lazy woman to me. IF you do plan on being a writer and writing from home, then just say you’re a writer – because that’s what you are. You are also a small business owner. So I wouldn’t equate that with being a housewife, which by MY definition is a woman that stays home to take care of the house and children and has no other jobs.

Post # 4
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think different things work for different people. Some women couldn’t stand to be a house wife or a stay at home mother, others dream about it. Sometimes its not a realistic option. I say that if its something YOU want and that you can realistically do, then who cares what anyone else things? 

I have my Masters degree and am pregnant and plan on being a stay at home mom for at least a little while. I really don’t care if people think I am wrong, I am going to do what I think will be the best for my family. 

Post # 6
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you should ask yourself what you want to do and be, not what your fiance wants you to do and be.

Post # 9
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would not be a housewife if I weren’t pregnant or planning on having kids, I would at least work part time. To me I would need to be contributing my share. There is plenty of time for two people to get the things done around the house and both work. I would feel I was wasting a lot of my talents and abilities. I LOVE baking and am responsable for all things meal related/cleaning in our house as it is, but that does not consume enough of my time to keep me entertained. 

What does your husband want you to be doing all day-the grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking is all pretty physically taxing. Is he wanting you to sell your business-how would your roll change in the business from what it is now in the “housewife” roll he is proposing?  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  ieatunicorns.
Post # 10
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m a housewife and I’m the farthest from lazy. If anyone I knew were to call me that, they’d lose a few teeth.<br /><br />It’s definitely not for everyone, but it’s a necessity for us due to a few particulars in our circumstances, but it works for us, and we’re both very happy.

Post # 11
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If we had the income, sure why not? I’d love to be a housewife. My mother was a house wife then stay at home mom. She had a degree and could work if she wanted, but sometimes it’s just not worth it. Our ideal plan is for me to work a few years, then go part time once we have kids and if I can afford to stay home I will. I’ve never met a lazy housewife. Expectations are a lot higher for having the house clean, dinners cooked, etc. It’s easier at some jobs just sitting at a desk all day then some days working at home. I can see the benefits of both. 

Post # 12
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

BelleEtoile:  What do I think of house wives? I’m jealous of them! If I could quit my job and dedicate myself to volunteering at the humane society and soup kitchen, I totally would!

Follow your heart. People might be rolling their eyes now, but they won’t be if you end up the next Nora Roberts or Stephen King(not sure what kind of fiction you want to write, lol). You are fortunate enough to be able to pursue your dream, so I say do it! Don’t turn your back on it just based on other people’s judgements. I will say this though, make sure you are getting out of the house and socializing on a regular basis. If you struggle with depression, being isolated will aggravate that.

Post # 14
1955 posts
Buzzing bee

Hyperventilate:  +1.  Housewives are not lazy.

BelleEtoile:  As previous posters have suggested, this is up to you.  If you have a business that provides you with assets that could support you if something goes horribly wrong and your circumstances change, why not take advantage of the flexibility that your household’s income provides to pursue your dream of being a writer?  Don’t let people trick you into believing that there is some sort of moral requirement to work in some job that looks like work to other people!

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