Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Over the years I've tried to get in touch with my feminine side. That's another way of telling you that I've watched Susan over the years and I have paid attention to what she says and does and what has happened to her at work and in society.

I do all the laundry, can iron somewhat, do dishes a lot, and am learning everyday how to cook better. When I'm not doing the cooking, I'm the sous-chef. I've learned to scramble to make dinner within 30 minutes of walking in the door after a long day at school. I'm trying to get better at multi-tasking -- like answering the phone while I'm stirring something on the stove and monitoring what's in the oven so it won't burn. Fortunately, I don't have to be watching a kid while I'm doing this.

All of these things are probably making you women, especially the mothers, laugh because you know you do all of this instinctively, with one hand tied behind your back. Some of you do it after spending a full day working at a paying job outside the home.

Women, you deserve better than you are getting.


mansuetude said...

wow, Thank you.
Those statistics are mind boggling.

Good luck with your cooking. I would go crazy to live with someone who didn't cook, clean dishes, do laundry. Cooking esp, its so nurturing to receive another person's care that way.

Diane O. said...

Damn...too bad you're already taken. I hardly iron and can't convince my hubby the iron is a tool!