Lets be clear here. I want a major turn around in my life. But I still want to be queen of my kingdom. I want the white picket fence, the four kids the station wagon. I want the whole kit and caboodle except for one thing. There is no way in hell I could see myself becoming someone’s Suzie homemaker. While I do respect the confines of this institution we call marriage and while I do understand that women were created as men’s helpmeets. I do not, nor will I, ever find myself cleaning up after a full grown adult Male. Sometimes I observe my brother’s slovenly ways and and wonder if this would be the nightmare I’d have to endure during marriage. Am I wrong for dreading that? Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for doing your share around the house and keeping things clean. But is there some unwritten by-law that says MEN should be pigs and women should clean up after them? Is this there an 11th commandment that I missed somewhere in the Bible? Does our Pastor make a mess just for our First Lady to clean up?
What’s wrong with not wanting to be a Housewife? What’s wrong with wanting to stand beside your husband instead of behind him? Is it considered a sin to regard oneself as the ruler of one’s domain? Maybe I want to bring home the bacon and kiss him on the cheek after he’s done slaving over my dinner. Must I be the stereotypical doormat in order to qualify as the perfect wife?