- Posted August 13, 2013 by
Will Looking Like Hoarders Buried Alive Keep Your Man Around?
As much as this article might seem to be total nonsense, it actually got me thinking.
For the past six years, I’ve been managing multiple hotels, working at a frenzied pace. I often came home stressed out, tired and still had to run a household and care for my family.
Recently, I quit my job and for the time being I am a stay-at-home mom. Last week, I took my son to the playground in Reston, an upscale area in northern Virginia. While there, looking at the moms around me, an interesting thought came to mind. What happened to stay-at-home moms? All the moms at the playground looked more Hoarders Buried Alive than Housewives of DC. The baggy t-shirts, ill-fitting pants (complete with panty-line), no makeup whatsoever, hair slopped carelessly into pony tails…they weren’t exactly looking hot and sexy.
Don’t misunderstand me. These were beautiful women. They probably look like a million bucks when they are heading out to paint the town red on the arm of their good-looking husbands once a month (because lets face it, with all those kids, this happens about once a month). But on an average Friday afternoon, you would not turn your head to look at any of them.
It got me thinking… since these women take care of the home it most likely means that their husbands work outside of it. They work surrounded by hot, suited up women, who take the time to look great when they leave the house. Those same men, who the entire day are tempted by the images of the women they see, come home to a tired, unappealing wife and bunch of screaming kids.
And I don’t even want to hear the BS that moms don’t have time to take care of themselves. I’ve been a single, working mom who literally had to do it all, so now when I chose to go out to the park or for a walk looking like a slob I take full responsibility for it.
The difference between me and these other women is that they think they already caught their husbands and they do not have to worry about looking good any more. But I think it is not about getting married as much as it’s about staying married. Women should try to stay as close as possible to the version of themselves they advertised to their husbands during their courting days.
Just for the record, men aren’t off the hook, either. The same idea applies to them!