So last night, I watched Parenthood, got all pouty and drove to the mall. I bought leather cleaner for my purse (because damnit, I paid enough for it and I’m going to keep it looking gorgeous) and a pumpkin spice latte. Because I wasn’t quite done with Fall yet.
Then I got home, cleaned my purse, drank a little (read: a little more than a little) wine, and got on Facebook. This is where things took a turn.
I asked my Facebook friends to give me a womanly challenge, maybe 10 or so womanly things that I could learn throughout the course of December. And you all responded with:
- Shave my legs (something I do on a daily basis 😉 )
- Make myself dinner without using the microwave
- Learn to love a vampire (from my Twi-turd cousin, Meghan, to which I responded, “That’s not womanly, just silly!)
- Learn to do counted cross stitch or some other form of thread-art / Make an afghan
- Not just cooking, but BAKING (which I am more excited about
- Host a dinner party
- Amish women’s chores: milk a cow, churn butter, grind flour, stoke an oven, and take care of my 12 children and bearded husband (this may prove to be difficult, but I told Tori that if she can find an Amish who will make me an apprentice for the day, I’m IN.)
- Quit cursing so much…or forever and then buy a new purse with every dollar I put in a jar for swearing
- Wear pearls (let’s make this happen, and not in a perverted way)
- Have an Amish baby (I’m not sure I could let something that grew inside of me go)
- Be a nanny (for Tori, again 😉 )
- Babysit in exchange for learning how to field dress a deer … I would babysit for free, Tor. 😉
- Burp in a lady-like fashion… (I tend to belch)
- Make a baby (As soon as I get hitched, I’m on it, Rach!
There’s plenty I could learn to do. Maybe I’ll whittle the list down today.
I must say that there were plenty of comments that said, “Just do what you do.” I’ll take that, but I do wanna learn some womanly tasks. For the sake of letting everyone’s voice be heard, here was another comment from my friend from work: “not down playing ur idea here…just playing devil’s advocate for a sec…why not challenge yourself to learn something new that is “manly”. Go sit in the woods in freezing temps and bring home a deer, fix the sink, etc. I mean after all Women are expected to do what ever task is set in front of them….so would that not be womanly?”
I like this idea, and I think that maybe in January, I will learn some of the manly tasks (holy stepping out of my gender role!) that I respect so much in men.