Saturday, May 1, 2010

now that i think about it, i'm glad i'm not june cleaver

june cleaver, noted as t.v.'s model housewife, is not all that she's cracked up to be in my book. i was thinking about this as i was mopping my long-overdue kitchen floor. you ask why i was thinking about june cleaver? i'm not really quite sure except it might have something to do with the fact that i couldn't remember the last time i mopped my kitchen floor and she mopped daily, i think! well, as i was mopping, i thought to myself, she may have had a perfectly clean house and meals were always right on schedule but she spent zero time with her kids, unless it was at the table. i came to the conclusion that while june cleaver may have been the ideal wife, she was not the ideal mother. a good mother spends time with her children and forgoes other activities to be with them. think back to the show - wally and the beaver were always in their room or out and about. never really interacting or spending time with their parents. is this my justification for a not-so-clean house? for now, yes! i choose to spend time with my kids rather than obsess over whether the dusting's been done for the day or i've folded all the laundry.

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