Friday, January 25, 2008

The Fishmonger

There are husbands who encourage their better half to seek growth needs or self actualization and there are husbands who just would not hear of such nonsense.
He works hard to bring home the bacon while dear wife keeps the dwelling spick-and-span, the 2 children darlings to all. As the younger 12, is more independant, she had hoped to widen her horizon. Very hopeful when she was encouraged to attend a subsidised course on early childhood education, after being a temporary help at a kindergarten. With the certificate, she would be qualified as a kindergarten teacher. A half day job. Home in time to be with children and run the household. An opportunity to earn, learn and be independant. In preparation for the empty nest syndrome. Husband snubbed her. She does not have the time. After such a long hiatus it'll be tough studying again. Besides it's her 1st duty to be at the children's beck and call.
She ventured no further.

3 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Sounds like a wonderful opportunity for her. Unfortunate that her husband feels that way.

Maybe he does not want to be perceived as "unsuccessful" that his wife has to return to work to help support the family. Note the word perceived.

I think my returning to work would prob not be viewed with a smile by my hubby too.

Men have their egos.

doc said...

how eerie!

my wife has the same idea, except that the younger one is 6 years short of 12.

we'll see what happens in 2014.

Iml said...

I strongly feel that full time mothers should be given a second career when their children are more independant. This keep them in pace with the swift changes in technology and modern living.