Sometimes I think people stay awake at nights thinking of stupid things to say. Democrat consultant Hillary Rosen’s remarks regarding Anne Romney’s decision to be a stay-at-home mom was utterly stupid and unprofessional.
I was glad to see the president, the first lady and the Democrat National Committee denounced her remarks; more than the Republicans did with good ole Rush and his feminist remarks.
Staying home and raising kids, 5 in the case of the Romney’s is not an easy task but a very important one. Most women today would like the opportunity of staying home and raising their kids, and quite a few say they aren’t cut out to be housewives.
With the cost of raising a family today, unfortunately women have joined the work force to compliment their spouses incomes. A lot of that can be attributed to wanting a higher standard of living, mostly it is a matter of survival.
My spouse raised 5 kids and for the most part was a stay-at-home mom. When the last one was at home we took her to the store with us and she took her naps there, but the bride would leave early and be home when the kids arrived from school.
Most wives I am sure didn’t have the luxuries Mrs. Romney had; probably a house cleaner, someone to take care of the lawn, maybe a house keeper, and I doubt if she had to worry about the food budget. Never-the-less she was responsible for those kids and how they performed; no easy task.
How women work, raise a family and be a wife; God Bless them. I don’t know how the do it without going insane. Go figure; up early in the morning, putting in a load of clothes, getting something for the kids to eat, dragging their butts out of bed, getting themselves ready for work, and then knowing when you come home it’s dinner, cleaning up, helping with homework, getting the kids to bed, possibly washing clothes again. Then if the poor girl isn’t too tired, maybe a ride in the hay!
Some women are fortunate to have a spouse who can cook, help with the chores and the kids; from what I hear from females not many are lucky.
I knew my bride carried a lot of the responsibilities in our family and I often wondered how she did it, but since I became widowed, no kids to raise, somedays just keeping up the house I don’t know how she found time and to help me with our businesses.
Today the world is faced with too many latch-key kids who come home from school to an empty house. I think we had a better society when there was a parent home to councel, console and talk to their kids. Kids find too many not-to-good things to do when they are home alone.
Anytime a homemaker is in a circle of business women and they all brag about their professions, a stay-at-home mome should stand tall; she has the most important job in the world.