What I dreamed of was being an old-fashion homemaker. I found comfort in programs like Little House on the Prairie and The Walton’s. I idealized June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver and Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show. Even as an adult I still have an idealistic view of a woman whose primary job is to take care of their family.
If I think back to my middle school years, I can honestly say I never had trouble getting good grades in Home Economics and FFA. What happens to those programs in school? Home Ec, Woodshop and FFA (Future Farmers of America)? They don’t exist in our area any longer…what a shame.
Why do people cringe when you say you’re a housewife?