Thursday, September 06, 2007

A good housewife, I will not make because....

1. I am not after five years in architecture school, 1-2 years in Grad School,3-5 years struggling for my license, and all the ensuing shenanigans going to pack up and stay at home and be cleaning a house and chasing bomboy. I am lazy/ crazy but not that lazy/ crazy.

2. For my sanity and that of my children, I believe it is imperative for both of us to take some time away from each other. Hence, beautiful inventions like my practice and their schools and if they are just too much, then boarding house.

3. What is the point? If a man is going to leave me, he is going to leave me. Giving up my life is no guarantee he will stay and pursuing my dreams is no indication either. But in the event, it happens, I need to have something to take my mind off the idea of going after him with the maiguard's shakabula. I will just go to work.

4. I need to wear a skirt suit from time to time. Who will admire my fine yansh at home. Bomboy and Lil'Cat will be too busy drooling or watching...sponge bob?

5. My mouth is too big. I don't know (m)any men that really value the role of a stay-at-home mother. So, they come home, they feel you have been doing nothing all day. "Catwalq, where is my food?" And I will say, "I don't know. Where did you put it?"

6. The role does not run in my family. I come from a long line of opinionated, working women.

7. That is a one way ticket to being absorbed with insignificant issues; like the thread count on your sheets.

8. I need to have my own account that has money coming in from a place he does not know. I am sorry, maybe it's watching too many Nigerian films or just simply being Nigerian but the only Joint account I am keeping is for school fees, rent, household expenses and bills. That way, one day if he shows up with one secondary school girl and says he wants to marry her, I can say "No, problem. Sign the divorce papers. Pay the alimony and child support( and you best believe I will be collecting) and move out (what, you thought I would pack out? Is his father a baga?)

9. If I was simply going to sit at home and make babies, i wouldn't have bothered with school. My ovaries are cool, they are popping. I could have been reproducing from age 11.

10. I never played with my dolls. I chewed them. They were tasty

11. I don't care what anybody has to say about it

54 comments:

geisha said...

so basically, "a good housewife, you will not make because..." you really don't want to!
:)

Nyemoni said...

Lol, You are tew funny! In my book, it's girls like you who make the best wives... believe!

Arewa said...

Ok so u just want to add to the number(s) and history of working women in ur family...dunno how i feel abt that.

Life is what u make it ..it sounds like u have already planned the way u want things to go but u never know ..it is easier said than done ..U might change ur mind when push comes to shove.

But i definately 100% agree with No.8..lol

I THINK UR JUST RUNNING UR MOUTH ABT THIS WHOLE ISSUE ..I totally agree with Nyemoni. x x x

Manda said...

n i thot i was the only career woman around!lmao.. This was too funny!

My sista, i dont see my self sweating it all out in skul n then packing up the whole PAPER at home cos hubby wants me to be fulltime housewife. Tufiakwa!

Atutupoyoyo said...

LMAO!! My ovaries is cool, my ovaries be popping. What u know about Cat. Whatcha whatcha know about Cat?

I gbadun your steez my love. As per No.5 don’t forget that there are many things that a man likes about a big mouth. You have blogged about this in the recent past sef.

There are fortunately many men who are not really after the dedicated stay at home mom. No be say housewife na bad ting o! - It is just not for all women. I know 'nuff relationships where both man and women seem down with that and that's cool. Me, I'm after a more balanced kinda woman. One that will always try and better hereself yet knows how to throw it down in the kitchen without setting fire to the crib. It's aboout balance I think. E no easy but it is very possible.

exschoolnerd said...

i thought i was the only one who felt this way.my brother is always criticising me bout this..sez dey'll just ju mi sile and ask biliki the housegirl to take my place.
..i mean the housewife thing...hmm doesnt sit well with me...never has,i always have to be up and doing..making that paper..lol @ the seperate account thingie..like u been dey read my mind...anyways i dnt tend to be too much of a career woman that i dont get to spend time with kids n family.

Temi said...

I loved this post!I agree with you. Its a matter of personal chioce though. Some women would prefer to bring uo their children at home. I always why we spend so much time in school . To become house wives. there is nothing wrong with that , i believe that is the hardest job in the world.

100%Lighty said...

my dear. i have been trying to say the to my friends ohh. them no gree listen. at this time and age. it is veryyyyy risky to be an housewife. u dont need any man to bomb-rush u any second.

here is another person who wuld not make a good housewife, me.

Ugo Daniels said...

Yea, i know. #5 hits home :)

30+ said...

You chewed your baby dolls, CATWALQ I fear you o

Nwanyi Ocha said...

Lolol,

I support 110%, mi papi did not send me to school to end up counting threads and polishing glass.

Mami has gats to have money on the side and I'm sure we can pay someone to polish the glass.

lol, nice one catwalq,lol

diary of a G said...

okay fine miss Catwalq, after having kids, I'll baby-sit whiles you go get that money...finally a woman that's thinking straight, where have you been all my life??

catwalq said...

Geisha: exactly

Nyemoni: that is what they all say.

Arewa:You make it sound like being a working woman is a bad thing or keeping up the tradition is an eronous thought. I disagree.

Manda: u r not alone my sister

AtutuP: That is why I am going to marry you now.

ExScN: ignore ur brother joo. Being a working mother is all about balance. I just get irritated when my success is being equated to mean that I must be a delinquent mother. Like I said, I was raised by one and I am turning out terrific. Fantabulous

Temi: anything a woman does is hard. I am just not doing what has been done and done and done.

100%: we can form a club o. we'll meet once a month and everything

Ugo:why, r u one of those men who will come home and expect dinner to be waiting for u?

30+: I promise u, they were very tasty. I swear. Especially the ball-and-socket part of the arms and legs

Nwanyi: mo like e joo

D.O.G: so, u r saying you will just sit at home and be waiting on me? No sweetie, I need a working man too. We can have a swedish governess for the kids

UnNaked Soul said...

LMAO @ 10...
which implies that?????
You're sicker that the average bear, that puts you 69 degree close to unNaked Kingdom... keep on cummin *wink*

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Catwalq, you this crzy babe!

Come on girl, your view on stay at home moms is too simplistic. Some stay at home moms run businesses and so they still get to wear that fine ass skirt suit and make money too. And, they can always wear that suit for their man, as well. Role play never hurt nobody!

Also, some men actually value their 'housewife' even if she stays at home. They thus work their butts off to make sure that she can do what she wants, be what she wants and pay her a fat @$$ mommy-check twice a month!

Cheers to all the stay at home moms (and their men) that have their act together!

lol!

So, your husband can't be a stay at home dad either? Ol' girl you tough oh!

Anonymous said...

U're my babe, jo. A da fun e! #s 3,5,6,8 -- dat just concludes d matter.
Go girl, i gotcha ya back. Na who dash monkey

akin aworan said...

Hey you..

Like others have mentioned, I guess it's what you make of it. Also, if you're with a guy who you reckon will become a home tyrant, then you might want to bail ship. Many guys have a repugnant and imbecilic mindset about the role of the woman, and also twist certain scriptures for the 'woman to be submissive'. Yet, these same guys hate to finish off the rest of the verse where it's a two way thing.

But this is life: the best laid plans do go North at times, so what ever you do want out of life in a relationship, here's hoping it goes accordingly. (hope I haven't just been rambling here!:-)

Olamild said...

LMAOOOOOOOOOOoo

Waffarian said...

All this mouth wey you dey make here! heheheh I wan die of laughter, make we wait and see, na you go scratch back, wake up middle of night to pound yam, plus no forget to "starch and iron" agbada oh! I agree with Nyemoni, i go siddon here dey watch! hehehehehehe

Jaja said...

Just as crazy as I thought, this girl!
enu po!(I took yoruba classes just for u. u don cuss me too much.

having said, I will wait and see... ur type dey sell market well for my books..

And about that thing you said of having a big mouth..

I think i d like that very much catty. wink wink

יש (Yosh) said...

ka-ching!

Welcome to the 21st Century...

Aijay said...

Menn, no 10 is SCARY?!
Did you really do that? Lol.
Interesting post. I'm with Nyemoni on this one.

Isi said...

lol! you dey vex o! abi somebody don tell u say im no go marry you unless you be sit-at-home wifey?! i feel you jare, if a man is going to leave, he will whether you make dinner everynight, or you order from Mr.Biggs after work.

catwalq said...

@Unnaked: wink right back at ya

@Solomonsydelle: if the woman is running a business from home, then she is a working mother. I don't want to work from my house.
And I don't want to have a stay at home husband because soon, what you will hear is that because I am working, I am not giving him enough attention...bla bla bla

@Anonymous: a da fun e na a

@Olamild: I am glad u r entertained

@Waffarian: olorun o ni je. me too, I am waiting to see

@akin aworan: ose o my broda

@Jaja! Jaja!! jaja!!!...my big mouth...well, I am working on my technique

@Yosh: where have u been? This is neglect o

@Aivy: yes, i ate my dolls. they were tasty. U're with Nyemoni...hahahahahahaha


@Isi: actually, I was vexed... and thanks o jare

Idemili said...

Doll chewer! LOL

Jaja said...

@Ide: Whats up with you? You shut us out of your blog???

Carlang said...

Aw shucks.
I loved your blog so much i yelled "You go girl. All hail feminidom." and then started dancing on the desk.
I;ve been trying to explain my actions since then.

lol.
I cant wait till you get married. I'm going to blackmail you with this....

princesa said...

No wahala.
Men these days dont even want a full time housewife. Who want liabilty??

Income must come in both ways abeg.

ozaveshe said...

chewed your dolls.

what kind of sadists do we have in blogsville these days?

My sisters had barbie dolls. I abducted them sometimes and let them play with my mouth. But I never chewed.

Oops, this is a serious faux pas! I've gone to confess my childhood fetish on blogsville!

Kpakpando said...

You didn't just describe a good housewife IMHO. Some housewives have very fulfilling lives and don't just cater to their husband and children.
Remember this as you experience more of life, your opinions will change.
Just try to do what you believe you're meant to do

nadine said...

STAY AT HOME MOMS: Not all stay-at-home moms create a healthy environment for their children. Often, stay-at-home mom resent not being able to provide for her children. Mommy, “Why can’t we live in a big house like cousin Richy-Rich?” or “Why can’t we go to Disneyland like the neighbors?” This would make any mom feel like a loser. How is a mother to respond to her child? “We can’t afford anything because mommy chooses NOT to work, now shut-up an eat your spam.”

Teediva said...

i just know that i have to leave my house every morning, meet other people, say 'yes sir' at least once, and then come home to the joyful squeals of my kids, and a smiling husband. period.

Teediva said...

pls tell us y it even occured to u to chew the dolls....

Idemili said...

@ Jaja: Darling, sweetie, sugar pie, peppersoup, ngwo ngwo...I didn't shut you out noowwww. I've just stopped blogging at the moment. I'll open it up when I do again. Meanwhile, how are you?

Babawilly said...

Ah ah, na fight? Noone is forcing you to be any kind of wife now? Just look for the man who has needs for what you have to offer.
A lot of things you will not do listed. What of the things you will do now?
Abeg publish your pic man I find correct man for you.

Truth Betold said...

i think my #1 reason is that i want a house hubby and since we need at least one source of income, I've decided, i'll win the bread.

Everyone Loves a Naija Girl said...

I completely agree with your number one. After all my years of schooling...I will never just pack up and stay home...though I would not mind a break lol.

Baroque said...

wait oh make i go read num5...

Baroque said...

see ashewo boys, the one about your big mouth is the one they like...anyway, i like it too...the housewife thing does not sit well with me, i can thave he stay home & get fat for me...your productivity must exceed bearing children

Baroque said...

sorry, one more...
@osaveshe, will you kindly explain what you were doing with your mouth to those poor dolls you abducted!

Nneka's World said...

This was too funny, kudos to you my dear. Yep i thought i was the only one. The comments as well are just to funny

Onome said...

rofl, lmao, BAYBE!!!! U go girl, dis is a fantastic post...my favorite is d divorce, alimony payments and d guy moving out(lol)

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