Humour me a moment. Take a second to think of your grandma, or the ladies of the past. What comes to mind? For me, it's fresh-baked cookies, a tidy home, clothes hanging out to dry, and an apron. While we think of these things as a vintage lifestyle choice today, not so long ago they were just the norm.
Women stayed home and tended the children, house, garden and, if applicable, animals. The way they lived and operated was through hard work, perseverance, and dignity. And be damned if they were going to ask their husbands to lend a hand. No, supper was on the table when hubby walked in from his hard day's work. He was greeted at the door with a smile and kiss.
Oh, and to top it off, these mystical women were dressed for the day with their hair done and even wore high heels! I love a beautiful shoe as much as the next girl, but you won't catch me chasing a toddler or vacuuming in such impractical footwear.
As much as I am thankful for feminists who have paved the way for us in terms of work/home balance, voting, and general equality, it's hard not to appreciate and admire the hardworking housewives of the past. I mean, heck, I am one now!
Wait, what? Yep, you read that right, I am a hardworking housewife today. While I take advantage of modern conveniences (and my husband's obligation to help around the house), there are a few vintage lifestyle choices that I have adopted as my own.