Well, sometimes you just can’t turn away from a bad wreck. I don’t know why but I can’t stop reading the “Always Learning” blog by Lori Alexander. It only infuriates me.
She is constantly harping on women being the keepers of the home. I get that. I do. I was a stay-at-home mom for a while. What bugs me is she is always preaching about keeping a neat, tidy house. OK, I get that too, but she seems to think any woman who works outside the home must have a dirty, messy house because we can’t possibly have the time to properly clean. Uh, yea you can. I am very picky about my house and can’t stand a mess or clutter. I’m one of those who can’t go to sleep with even one dirty dish in the sink, but let’s face it, there is only so much cleaning you can do. I can scrub my whole bathroom in about 15 min. I can dust in about that same amount of time. Running the vacuum doesn’t take that long either. Laundry won’t overflow if you do just one load a day. When I did all the cleaning myself, I would do one task a day. Now, my teenagers have chores, so life is even easier. Keeping a neat house does not take long at all, and if you pick up behind yourself as you go, it will go even quicker.
I also shook my head at a comment from a woman who commented that she did not like to have play dates in the home because she would lose track of time and it would be 6:00 and her husband would come home and she had not even started dinner and kids and company were still there and toys were everywhere. Oh my word! So what if your kids had fun playing with their friends and your husband had to wait 30 min or so for dinner? What is the problem? My husband wouldn’t care. He would simply tell the kids it was time to clean up the toys and either help me with dinner or change clothes and go finish up some work while I cooked. Not a big deal, but your’re a feminist if you don’t have dinner ready the second your man comes in the door. Uh, mine actually likes to cook, and it’s a way we spend time together. Sure, he likes the house kept reasonably neat, but when our kids were little, he knew toys would be out. We just taught them to put them away when they were finished.
It just makes me sad to see young women falling for this BS.