This is a letter from the heart written by a lady to her husband, the breadwinner, thanking him for all he has done for the family by going to work. She is a stay at home mom.
Suzanne Venker is a writer known for her provocative yet compelling views on men, women, work & family. Her newest book, to be published February 2017, is “The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men & Marriage: HOW LOVE WORKS.” To learn more about Suzanne and her work, visit her website. Follow her on Twitter@SuzanneVenker.
This is my reply to Suzanne:
It takes good women to acknowledge these things publicly that you have been able to enjoy and achieve because you have a good husband that is the bread-winner.
I am sure there are going to be some nasty chicks/feminists out there who are going to find fault in what you wrote. That is their problem.
The fact of the matter is, many men do not want to admit to; if it were not for ladies like you that carry the load of, motherhood – homemaker – cook (the best thing the MODERN WOMEN makes for dinner these days are reservations) – cleaning person – chauffeur – wife – caregiver and much more; you make it possible for your husband to go to work with peace of mind that you have it under control.
I would not trade places with a GOOD woman like you for all the “T” in China. It is very hard work being a GOOD stay at home mother.
In my opinion, ladies like you are the backbone of the family. If it was not for all that you do, your household and marriage would not be as organized and happy as is seems to be.
Your husband is a lucky man.
The Commander and Chief
not to be confused with the Commander-in-Chief
I know that society, for the most part, has families in a financial predicament where it takes 2 paychecks to keep a household going and sometimes that is not enough. If it is at all possible, one of the parents should be home full-time. There are a lot of stay at home dads these days that mind the store. Nothing wrong with that.
On the other hand, there are a lot of stay at home parents that do not do what good parents should. They are worse than their kids.
If kids can grow up in a structured environment where there is a parent around to keep an eye on things, there would be much less delinquency and misbehaving. Instead; a great majority of the kids in this country come home to an empty house and they have the run of the mill for hours before their parents come home. For the most part, unsupervised kids are a recipe for trouble. An idle mind in the devil’s workshop.
Hats off to Suzanne for giving her husband a check mark. She a RARE BIRD does.
What is a Rare Bird?
Rare bird def:
An exceptional individual, a unique person, as in That wife of yours is a rare bird; you’re lucky to have her. This idiom, generally used as a compliment, is a translation of the Latin rara avis, which itself was used from about 1600 on and began to be translated only in the late 1800s.
I have to acknowledge that I was as lucky/fortunate of a man as Suzanne’s husband.
Hats off to all the GOOD parents out there. To the bad ones; the way your kids turn out will be on your head. Step up to the plate, be a good parent and show them you love them.