Our ten-minute free-write is back! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self (feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).
Golly gee whiz, what do I write about for ten minutes, and yet have no idea of the topic? I don’t really know. What am I thinking about? The holidays coming up. I saw tonight on Facebook that my one grandson has a cold and is teething. Boy, do I remember those days.
My one daughter-in-law is having some medical issues and now may have a job change; which I know she isn’t crazy about.
Do you remember years ago when we didn’t have email, or Facebook? If you wanted to know something, you used the land line phone or you sat down and wrote a letter. This reminds me of part of the conversation I shared with my patient today.
We were talking about how many acres he farmed at one time. What kind of animals he raised. Through talking to him, I understood quite clear that he didn’t do anything that women did.
He was the farmer, the bread-winner, and the father. Raising the kids was the woman’s job unless there were discussions at the supper table. Back then when the father spoke at the table, everyone listened.
He didn’t know how to cook. He had no idea how to run a washing machine or dryer. He didn’t do dishes or clean a bathroom. He was strictly the man. How things have changed today.
Now partners and spouses expect each other to kick in and help. Usually both are working. There are at least 1.5 kids to raise. Both are tired so sharing the load is pretty common.
I don’t know of too many men who don’t know how to cook, at the least, they know how to use a microwave, and from what I see on the Food Network, and being down here with my son-in-law, I have learned there are some pretty talented male chefs out there, that I wouldn’t mind having come to my home and cook for me.
Men even do laundry today. There is one commercial on TV where the dad is being held captive by the little daughter near the washing machine. Her favorite outfit is dirty and the child wants to make sure it is cleaned and dry as soon as possible. So there is an example of a dad doing laundry. Better yet, it is a prime example of some role models being changed today; where the father stays home and cleans and runs the house and the wife works.
How do you feel personally about the male staying home while the female goes out to work? How do you feel about the female making more money than the male?
Well, my ten minutes is up. Thanks for stopping by and reading.