I'll save my "what feminism ought to be" opinion piece for another day. But what I will say, is while we all like to poke fun at the 50's housewife model of woman:
would it really be so bad if we tried to make our husbands feel loved and appreciated when they came home to us?
My personal opinion: Heck no!
But wait. . . I have a three month old baby, and I'm still trying to find that balance of caring for him, and being able to get showered and dressed for the day - let alone accomplishing all the household chores, and making dinner, and on and on and on. (Not to mention, making a little time for myself in the blogosphere! ;))
So, how can I accomplish this great task? I'll answer my own question: Quickly and efficiently! I had the inspiration to write this post as I was scrambling to make myself look presentable for Squire before he arrived home from work the other day and realized it really didn't take too much time or effort to make a decent "Welcome home!" for my man.
And so I present to you without further ado. . . (*drums rolling*)
How you get yourself "Husband Ready" in under 15 minutes:
1. Plug in your hair straightener. (5 seconds)
2. Wash your face. Am I the only one who finds face washing pictures hilarious and awkward? (55 seconds)
youtube-ing "hairstyles in 5 minutes" to get some ideas if you don't have some already. (5 minutes)
but quickly! At a minimum, put some bronzer or blush on your cheekbones, some mascara on your lashes, and some lip gloss/moisturizer on your lips. (3-5 minutes)
This blog has some nice tips on how to accomplish that kind of thing. Because, it's always a bit of a rush to have prepared an extra special welcome home for the hubby.
But, I think you'd be surprised what just 15 minutes of your time and extra effort can do to make your husband feel loved by you. And this is doable - even on the craziest of days.
*Update: Here are two more posts that were written in response to all the craziness in the comments sections. One by my husband, about how to be "Wife-ready" and another by me on my views about my brand of feminism: I am NOT a Victim. Cheers!