Monday, August 16, 2010
Okay, so am I the only person that missed this series completely?
And am I only the only person alive who didn't know that "Ron Johnson" from A Different World was married to Tempest Bledsoe of The Cosby Show fame?
I am? Really?
Where have I been?
Anyway, my question of the day is: Women - how many of you would be cool having a "house husband"? Men - how many of you would be cool BEING a house husband?
I'm not sure I'd have a problem with it at all. I mean, if we had children to raise, I'd probably PREFER it :-) Taking care of kids is A LOT of work, and I think I'd get more of a break in an office than in my living room playing with kids and wondering if I should vacuum or do laundry while they nap as opposed to napping myself. While women are considered to be the more nurturing caregivers for children, they'd probably wear me out. I hope to have a husband who has WAY more energy than I do so he can run after the chi'rens!
Now, if we didn't have children to take care of and he was just "home" - then I might wonder....what is he doing all day? What is he doing with his life? I know that may seem narrow-minded to some, but I'd expect a man to wonder the same thing about me if I wasn't at home burping babies. I think I'd be bored to death being a stay-at-home wife. I've never had the desire to be a "kept" woman. I understand wanting to be a stay-at-home mother - because no one can raise and take care of your children better than you can (supposedly anyway) - but a stay-at-home wife? I'd yank my hair out from boredom.
So what say you all - is it cool to have/be a house husband? Is it only cool in certain circumstances? Would you women trust your man to stay home and take care of the babies? Do you think he'd do just as good, if not a better, job than you would? Or are house husbands the epitome of bitchassness? Are gender roles changing?
Let's hear it!