You know, I have seen this a few places (blogs and fb) lately ~ this last one really set me off. It's called a frumps to pumps challenge. She said, our last get dressed challenge and our hubby's and kids loved it so lets do it again.
WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD?!
Let me tell ya. I'm dressed every day. Some days, and this
happens ALOT in the winter, I just don't happen to get out of my pj's.
But, I'm dressed.
Some days, I don't get my shower in. I'm up, feeding my guys, cleaning
the kitchen, educating those children, researching education stuff, cooking,
making menus, or a plethora of other housewifey things. So sorry if I
don't pull out my silk tea lengthy dress, put on my pearls and heels, lace
apron, with my perfectly coiffed hair. SORRY.
Most days my wardrobe consists of sweats, t-shirts (maybe the one I woke up
in) and socks and slippers. Makeup doesn't touch my face, unless I'm
going out. It's more of a 'why waste it'. I DO put deoderant and
perfume on. And I do brush my teeth. And maybe brush my
But the nice thing about it is. My guys ~ all 4 of them ~ don't care
that I don't do the June Cleaver look. Usually if I get dressed in
something more than sweats, questions like "Where you going mom?"
comes up! They like me for who I am. I'm glad I don't have to be
fancy schmancy all the time. I'm glad I can wear grubby clothes. My
family is happy, healthy, and well fed.
But I just get sick and tired of women trying to make women feel that they
have to pull a June Cleaver. They need to remember that June Cleaver
wasn't real. She had people doing her hair, and her makeup. I bet
when June Cleaver walked off the set, and went home, I bet her family had
pb&j sandwiches and bowls of cereal for dinner (or the equivalent back
then) or had a personal chef.
Let me just tell you, in case you have a crisis of all these voices calling
for women to be June Cleavers ~ as long as your hubby and kids are happy with
pj's, slippers and fresh faces ~ then THAT'S OKAY!
Be you ~ and if that means, in the morning you change from your jammies you
slept in to your "daytime jammies" THEN GO FOR IT! BE
YOU! Because you were made by an AWESOME God. HE made you to be who
you are. And remember, Eve wore a sheepskin jacket ~ probably the
same one ~ many days before she washed it. So, if you get to change your
shirt every now and then, then you’re good to go!
Anywho ~ That’s all :D