Do you ever feel like you were born at the wrong time?
(OK, this is pretty weird, but, refer to the title of the blog, please. lol)
My mom used to say that she should have been born during the days of the pioneers. She romanticized the lifestyle of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Grizzly Adams and others 70's characters. I, on the other hand, cannot imagine life without flushing toilets and running water. OK. I can imagine it but I am quite certain I would not LIKE it. :) I am more of a girly girl. I do like being independant to a certain extent and I have been known to have some control issues, but truth be told, I prefer to have my man fill up my gas tank, kill the spiders and chop the wood. Accordingly, I married a manly man. I needed someone who was not afraid to sweat. I needed him to be the man. And he is.
At the same time, I really like all things old-fashioned. I am a fool for vintage style aprons. I love baking pies, sewing, etc. Although I am not that great of a housekeeper, I can appreciate a clean house (I would willingly sit on the sidelines and cheer for my maid!) I like the idea of a clothesline in the back yard and kids running all over (of course in that fantasy, they are clean and quiet and neatly dressed, but still running. lol) Until I had kids, I always preferred skirts and dresses to pants or shorts. I prefer heels to flats, if I can pull it off.
All these things make me wonder...should I have been born in like the 30's? I would have been a great 50's housewife, except for the lack of AC. Also, I am not sure what I would have thought about me being the milder sex or the uneducated one. I would have had to have been a ground-breaker, I guess.
So what about you? Is there a time period in which you would have been better suited? Or maybe you just want to visit? Maybe I will try the apron, heels and pearls outfit and see what I think. Is it me?