Thursday, June 19, 2008

Whenever I go home for vacation,

I just want to write some kind of housewives' manifesto.

3 comments:

Era said...

I know exactly how you feel. And then they wonder why we never want to come home.... thanks for making me smile after a long day :)

Andre said...

oh looorrrd this.
I honestly don't mind doing chores and helping around the house (everyone had a long day at work/school, the best kinda space is a clean space, lending a hand is the least I can do lalala) but my indifference quickly turns into pangs of resentment by the fact that my mom has this habit of calling me out on my ineptitude at all things home-makery.
Then, as she instructs me on how to properly pass a washcloth across the kitchen counter I get remarks along the lines of "I'm not gonna live forever. SI NO APRENDES ESTO, CÓMO SERÁS UNA BUENA AMA DE CASA?"

Then I fight the urge of throwing the cloth down the garbage disposal and flipping the switch.

Levi A said...

I am reading backwards, which is sometimes even more informative than reading forward.

I really like this post. It reminds me of "The Politics of Housework" by Pat Mainardi (which you most likely have read... but just in case.)

http://www.cwluherstory.com/the-politics-of-housework.html