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- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- I am madly in love with anything vintage and have been for over 20 years or so now. The appeal for me with the 1940s and 1950s started when I was a teenager because I just didn't find the modern lifestyle appealing or romantic. So from about the age of seventeen I was hooked on the clothing, the furniture and the music. I can't get enough and enjoy being around others who love it as much as me. What a way to live! I wouldn't ask for it any other way. Now I can write a blog about my lifestyle and the things I enjoy and feel passionate about.
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28 December 2009
Could The 'Real Housewife' Stand Up!!
I had a family friend over last night who stated to me in a conversation that she is a 'real housewife', whatever that means! I was initially quite annoyed by this comment because what she was inferring was that when it came to playing the housewife I was a poor second? My friend whom I might add is about 15 years older than me seems to have this idea that I 'kind-of' fail in the wife department because I don't really do all the 'wifey' things she does routinely and regularly- like cook dinner every night, make packed lunches, have a perfectly clean house etc. I think she believes that my poor husband is a little neglected at times because I don't stack up and do everything as well as she does.
Obviously we are two worlds apart when it comes to what being a wife actually means!!! So I ask the question what does it mean to be the so-called perfect domestic wifey??? It does seem that when you look at my blog page that I really love the 40s & 50s which is true but only aesthetically, not traditionally. I would never want to be a slave to homeduties. For the most part I do actually do all the cleaning, cooking and houseduties in general and have a lovely clean home. This is mainly because I feel that if its done my way I get it done quicker and how I like it, plus my hubby is not so good at these things!!! I also secretly enjoy housework and do love to have a neat, fresh house!! But that doesn't mean it should be my role as a dutiful wife to do everything domestic and I shouldn't be made to feel guilty.
In summary I would like to think that most women of today do not aspire to be the perfect housewife but aspire to be great at more substantial things. Don't get me wrong I love a home I can be proud of but that is different than striving to be a perfect domestic wife. However if that's your 'thang' then fine but I have other more important things to do and being the perfect domestic wife ain't one of them!!!! xxxx