I am hearing more and more mums becoming over whelmed and not dealing with life and here is my understanding of why this is..
(Be warned, this is just my thoughts on this and it may be seen as very old fashioned!)
Over the last 40 odd years in society we have seen women step up in their roles.
As women we want to make an impact.
We want to be reconised.
We want to raise children.
We want successful careers.
We want to be equal.
In doing this we have increased our duties.
We now work more, with longer hours.
For some of us, including myself, we work right up to the birth of our children.
We then juggle life with raising kids, home businesses or working to feel our worth.
For some of us we then do the work and kids struggle.
We still clean the house, we still cook the dinner, we still look after the sports activities and birthday parties.
I am not sure in here where we ever handed over any of these tasks to become the mens?
Instead we have just taken on a shit load more.. Trying to keep our super hero status afloat and not be seen to fail.
Over the past few weeks I have had big conversations with 5-6 friends who all want the same thing..
Maybe not this dramatic but some part of the following..
Back to the Old Days..
To be home “keeping” the house while the kids are at school.
Baking treats that are warm for the kids to eat while doing home work.
To be there for school drop offs and pick ups every day.
To have the house neat and tidy with out the corporate work world pressures..
To have the kitchen sink always shining and clear.
To have the children fed and bathed ready for bed in an organised manner instead of the no time late night squeezes that occur..
To sit around drinking tea and having knitting groups, or in my case crochet…
Dont get me wrong, I am the first to step it up and prove myself in the Man World that I work in, yet part of me is more than happy on the overwhelmed enough is enough days to put on my apron and escape the pressure!
Anyone else? Or am I sounding to Stepford Wifey?
This link also gave me a giggle How to be a good housewife