Friday, October 15, 2010

Not a domestic goddess

I remember a few days ago when my mom and some of her visitors had a conversation about education. I was there and we talked about how education has changed through the years. There was a time when girls were required to take up things like sewing, embroidery. Although admittedly these are useful skills and we do need to know about them, I did remember that I was so much better and so much more interested in other things. Give me a computer rather than beading supplies anyday and I'd be much more productive.

I guess that would be due to our differences in personalities. I'm really not the type to stay at home and do the home economics things. But other women (or men) have personalities better suited to these.

I'm glad I'm born in an age when women can actually choose to work or to stay at home. I do not know if I can handle being forced to stay home. I mean, it's different if you have a choice and you just choose to do so, and different if you are not being given a choice at all and simply told that that's your lot and you cannot do anything about it.

But that doesn't mean that I am hopeless in that department. I do know how to cook, to do basic sewing (but I'm not good at it), etc. I can even knit and crochet and embroider, although it's been ages since I've done any of the last three and doubt I'll be doing anything with those skills for quite a while.