Tuesday, June 14, 2011

KEEPER OF THE HOME

I am a housewife...a keeper of the home...a job that I enjoy and am proud of...I have worked outside the home and have also owned a childcare and preschool business. After falling ill a few years ago I was forced to give up my business and concentrate on becoming well...(viral meningitis and encephalitis) The role I now hold is housewife...yes... I am a mother too... but my sons are now grown ...So... while recently filling out a medical questionnaire the question before me was "occupation"... I was hesitant to write the word HOUSEWIFE. Then I recalled reading a quote by the late Tasha Tudor... a women whom I greatly admire. " I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dish washing. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife when you're stirring the jam you can always read Shakespeare." Amen... Thank you dear Tasha for your words of wisdom...

15 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
I think blogger lost my first comment...gggrrrr!
Tasha Tudor was very wise woman. Be very proud to be a housewife!!! {{ I wish I could be one :) }}
Hugs :)
Lauren

Anonymous said...

Julie,
I'm glad that you are now enjoying the blessing of good health........as well as the busy occupation of housewife. Your home and gardens and all that you do are testimony to the fact that a housewife wears many different hats ..... and that you do it all so well!
Cindy in Maine

hip-chick said...

love it and Tasha Tudor. I agree. I work part time but I do it to help my family. I have always considered them to be my occupation.

henbogle said...

Housewife is good, but don't forget you are also a henkeeper! Or is that chicken farmer?

Denise said...

I say Amen to that too!

Samantha said...

There is no shame in mastering Home Arts. Housewife, indeed!
Love that quote.

Ginny said...

A very much needed profession, HOUSEWIFE. Where we all be if our Mom's were not. I grew up in a home where I was raised by my Mom & Grandmom (her Mother) talk about tough, LOL! Have a good day.

Farm Girl said...

I always hesitate too. Then I look back at all that I have done, and continue to do and I think, I have the best life, why not be proud of that title just as I would if it said, say Dr. in front. I bet we have as much life experience.
Gosh, you had both viral meningitis and encephalitis? You could of died.
I am glad you are a housewife too. You always make my day.

Larkrise garden girl said...

After working so many years outside of my home I love being a housewife. Being a homebody is something I value. What we do as work is sometimes not who we are. I don't go by what the world thinks is important I go by whether I am progressing as a person and as a friend.Illness ALWAYS makes us reevaluate what is important, Cheri

Courtney said...

Even though I have a "day job", the most satisfying job I have is housewife! You go girl! Tasha is totally onto something!
Courtney

The Barn Door said...

Absolutely!!! Housewife pride rules!

Pondside said...

First of all, I am glad to hear that you are healed of those two illnesses......and I too believe that Housewife is an honourable and worthy occupation.

acorn hollow said...

that is serious health issues I hope that you are fully healthy and no lasting issues. I was lucky enough to be housewife and mother when my duaghter was growning up the greatest gift my husband ever gave me. Now my daughter is grown and I have to work I still love being home and a wife. Tasha Tudor was an amazing woman and very wise.
a housewife
Cathy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I stayed home for 10 years and then went back to work at my kids school working mothers hours 10:30 to 2:30. I loved every single minute of being home. My schedule is now 8:45 to 3:15 with all summer off and I can't wait to start to relax on the 23rd. I took pride at being a stay a home mom. I still don't like to clean my bathrooms though.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Housewife works just fine for me! I am with you and Tasha Tudor, proud to be in your company! Dog Trot is looking gorgeous this June!!