the dutiful wife.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If I could pick an era to live in, it would be a toss up between the late 1940's and the early 1950's. Here's one reason why. Yesterday, while I was writing out my grocery list I decided that I wanted to make a meatloaf at some point this week and I wanted to bake cookies that day before John got home. Then I thought to myself, "wow, I've really got this little wife thing going on", lol. I thought back to when John and I first got married and how I always dreamed of being the stay at home wife/mom, kind of like back in the fifties or something, with my hair perfectly curled, wearing a cute little dress (and apron) all while vacuuming and with a pot roast cooking in the oven ;). Well, I haven't quite nailed all the above, but most days I do try to at least do some of these things. Most mornings I wake up with John at 6am, make coffee, get breakfast ready, and on mornings I'm feeling extra awesome, I'll make his lunch. Then I head to my desk and start working. In between editing I usually take breaks to workout, get ready for the day and try my absolute hardest to do laundry and make sure the house is nice and tidy. Then, I force myself away from the computer around 4pm to make sure I have a plan for dinner :) I hardly ever keep this going for more than 2 days. But I always try. Why am I sharing this you ask? Well, I'm being real. This is who I strive to be, and while looking to the future to see where I'm headed in all the changes taking place around me, it helps to look at who I am right now, a 1950's "housewife" trapped in 2009 ;) However, I did come across this article talking about the return of the 1950's housewife, which I found very interesting and super exciting :) Looks like its time to pick up a sewing machine ;)



p.s. I LOVE this apron from anthropologie ;) and its a must have on my Christmas list :)

4 comments:

Donna Sullivan said...

Wow I think it's great that almost 11 years well it will be on My Birthday 11 years and you are both Still so in Love... I am sure you always will be ... Grandma and Grandpa just adore the two of you BTW ... who knows maybe you will be on this blog when you have also been married for 56 years... it could happen John and you seem to really back each other and encourage one anohter too ... Love Donna

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

thanks donna! :P

Sarah McDonald said...

Kenzie ~ had to comment!!!! I swear we are long lost sisters! =) I feel the exact same way (and I made a meat loaf last night...not even kidding!) I get up every morning with my husband at 5 am (he works at a golf course) make coffee, clean up the house, do laundry etc. Edit all day with breaks to eat and work out and yes I am required to force myself off the computer about the same time to enjoy my time at home with my hubbie! And I LOVE that apron!!!!! =) You are too cute!

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

oh my gosh sarah, that is too crazy! yes, I believe we were separated at birth. All of my other girlfriends think I'm crazy, glad to see I'm not alone :) :) I knew I liked you! haha we need to plan another lunch date! :) :)