A friend sent me this link —-> Article on the housewife dream (<——click) as we call it – I am an “at home mom” but I have my own business in personal property appraisals and am an artist who works out of her home. I still consider myself an at home mom – at the beck and call of any of the people who I live with at a moments notice for anything – no maid (sadly) no yaya’s and no nanny. Not even a personal assistant. I would love to work outside the home and lead (according to monkeysmashesheaven, one of my favorite sites) a less “parasitic” life. Husband would agree but the cost of after school childcare and the sheer amount of homework these people bring home makes it impossible on many levels. As a socialist he wants the added income of another worker and yet the services provided by my being at home would cost a small fortune for him to replace. I work cheap and am able to multi-task.
I personally do not believe that the at home parent is a “parasite” as is thought of in many minds. I believe actually that this is one of the biggest misconceptions and problems with world society – the fact is that raising children is the most important task that one “commits” to in our lifetime. The choice to stay home or to work outside of the home has many mitigating factors and each family should have the space and freedom to choose what works best for them as a unit. A great many do not have this luxury – and for many the choice or “commitment” to stay at home for the children is more work than it would be to go to an office or outside job. I found it a lot easier to work for Dupont or Universal than to have to clean and cook and run errands for the weirdest things. Though indeed my job satisfaction was not as high. My friend wrote me that she thought American women suffer an envy that they (the women with extended families and helpers) in some parts of Asia have already. “A wife”.
Yes I so agree.
Main Entry: com·mit
Inflected Form(s): com·mit·ted; com·mit·ting
Etymology: Middle English committen, from Anglo-French committer, from Latin committere to connect, entrust, from com- + mittere to send
Date: 14th century
1 a: to put into charge or trust : entrust b: to place in a prison or mental institution c: to consign or record for preservation d: to put into a place for disposal or safekeeping e: to refer (as a legislative bill) to a committee for consideration and report
2: to carry into action deliberately : perpetrate
3 a: obligate , bind b: to pledge or assign to some particular course or use c: to reveal the views of
1obsolete : to perpetrate an offense
2: to obligate or pledge oneself
— com·mit·ta·ble \-ˈmi-tə-bəl\ adjective