I listen to you often and enjoy your radio show, but why donít you ever ask women to go to work? When a family is broke, and the woman is at home raising one child who is already in the fifth grade, why canít the wife get a ďsecond job?Ē
I think far too many ladies, in the name of paying for stuff they donít need, have left the household and the children for the workplace. Many of them didnít even want to do this; they just felt obligated to do it by people like you. There are a lot of ladies who have sacrificed their ability to be full-time moms on the altar of the car payment.
Now, sometimes ladies have to go to work. Thereís a time and a place for that kind of thing. But if thereís any way I can financially and budget-wise figure out how mom can be waiting at home with a big hug and a plate full of cookies when that fifth grader walks in the house Ė and if thatís what she wants
to do Ė then youíre going to find me fighting for her opportunity to do that. Thereís no higher calling on the planet than motherhood. Weíve lost that in our culture, and weíre suffering dearly for it.
Iím no Neanderthal jerk. I donít say every mother has to be at home or theyíre a bad person. But these days weíve got very few people who defend full-time, in-the-home motherhood.
The inference youíre making is that sheís not helping, or worse, lazy. Why donít you
go take over her job for a week? I think youíll find out in a hurry thereís not a lazy bone in her body!