Housewife. Thrifted.

Let's chat about housewives.

Definition: A housewife is a woman whose main occupation is running or managing her family's home—caring for and educating her children, cooking and storing food, buying goods the family needs in day-to-day life, cleaning and maintaining the home, making clothes for the family, etc.—and who is generally not employed outside the home. (Wikipedia)

All this is what I do...well except I do work outside the home too.  It's stuff that no one asks/makes/requests me to do , it's what I enjoy.

It's so sad to me that this term has sometimes become a condescending label. "Just a housewife."  Pft. In my eyes, "a housewife" should be celebrated.  Keeping those 'old fashioned' arts alive-very important. Caring for one's family? What could be more important?

I'm celebrating the housewife in me by shopping, apparently. I've been trying to keep my eyes out for fun aprons. 

Exhibit one:

Two flip top jars, a vintage pyrex, an apron and Born shoes. $10.00

Exhibit two:

Two vintage books, a mug for morning goodness, an apron and Born shoes. $10.00

(Totally not related to housewifeness, Born shoes...what a love I have for them. They are well over $100 shoes and fit oh-so-perfect after they are broken in. I currently have 8 pairs, all thrifted in like new condition. Do I need 8 pairs? Absolutely.  Well, maybe not, but I do love them. I don't think most understand you have to break them in around the house before you wear them for a day.  I've spent $60 on 8 pairs total.  How about that?!  Plus, I found another pair for a dollar for my neighbor two weeks ago.  Love me some Born shoes.)

Back to the Housewife in me... shall I bake you something?
 Now, that being said, the second someone said it's 'woman's work', I'd be storming off in a huff and saying "You do it". Because I get to choose what I want to be, I will happily embrace that entire definition of being a housewife.  There's no better thing, really.

 

 

2 comments:

  1. I prefer the term "household manager", but truly love my job. You do it so well, my friend.
    Great finds, as always. Love me some aprons!

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