|Our small front yard: my shrubs that won't grow, my|
flower bed expansion project, and our stained front
walk from a beautiful yet messy olive tree.
I think #1 is self-explanatory. There is a very small population of non-Hispanic gardeners in Southern California. So please do not be insulted by my reference to this.
#2 I can only offer an explanation by my current point of view as a SAHM. My husband busts his tail 40 hours a week so that I can stay home with the kids. I enjoy my job, and relish in the opportunity that not all people have (yes, this will be followed at some point with a post on the sacrifices I make in order to stay at home). Rocky has a long commute, so doing any kind of projects is out of the question during the week; he's dirty, tired, and hungry.
|Our seemingly beautiful backyard was over grown with|
5 fruit trees (rat haven), and a wrap-around rotting wood
I'm not superwoman, and I can only accomplish these tasks because I stay at home. However, I do feel that it is my duty and responsibility to take on these tasks. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, maybe I'm old-school, or maybe I listened to too much Dr. Laura, but I believe full-heartedly that as Rocky's job is to provide, my job is to manage the home, and make his home-life more enjoyable. Yard work may make me feel like a Mexican, but I love the reward of feeling like a good wife.
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