My greatest desire in life is to be a housewife.
I want to create a loving, clean, relaxing home for a husband. I'd love to greet him at the door with a smile and a drink. Kneel at his feet and take his shoes off and listen to him tell me about his day. Cook, sew, clean, work out, repeat.
When I share this desire, no one seems to be able to respect that.
"You'd have to give up your career! Isn't that why you went to college?"
"It's not feminist to want to serve your man. You'd be like property!"
"You wouldn't have a life! Wouldn't you want to have your own job?"
I don't understand why running a household is not a "real" job? Is taking care of a family, a husband, children and a house not full time work? Why would the assumption be that I don't have a life?
Most importantly, why is housewife now a dirty word?
So now I keep it to myself, but if I had to choose a way to live, that would be it.