Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Dare You To Accuse Me Of Being A 1950's Housewife

Over the past few days, I've seen this article posted about Bullies Accuse Mom Of Being A ‘1950s Housewife’ For Packing Husband’s Lunch But She Fires Back. After working online for over a decade, I have learned to let things roll down my back. However, this has distracted me. I'm a bit enraged. Since when has it become okay for people to bully spouses who pack lunches for their husbands and wives?

I'm going to be 44 in a couple of months. I have NO shame in admitting I am up at 3:00 a.m. to pack my wife's lunch Monday through Friday. Sometimes, I'm up at 2:30 a.m. because she has to go in early. I also make her a hot breakfast every morning. Her coffee is ready when she gets out of bed. And, I make dinner every night. I fix her plate. And, most nights, I tell her to sit. Relax. I serve her dinner.

The same holds true on the weekends. I make her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And, most times, I serve her. 

Does this make me a 1950's "housewife?" Um. No. Does this mean I'm stuck in the dark ages? No. It simply means I love, respect, and appreciate my wife and how hard she works to provide for our family. I take pride in the foods I prepare for her. I take pride in being able to do this. I take pride in ALL OF IT. It goes both ways. She does her fair share around the house too when I'm bogged down with work stuff. She appreciates and respects my workload just as much.

I couldn't fathom having the mind frame of "Whatever he/she could be bothered to make himself, which is nothing, so he doesn’t eat lunch. All is fair in love and war" or “I was married for twenty years and my favorite packed lunch for my husband was called a Get It Yourself with a side order of I’m not your mother.”

To me, that is TOTAL disrespect.

When you're married, you take care of one another. It's not a competition. And, it's definitely not an invitation for bullies to criticize.

I DARE ANYONE to criticize what I do for my wife or accuse me of "being a 1950's housewife."

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