Thursday, March 29, 2007

On being an at home mother....

"To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets,
labors, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys,
boots, cakes, and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals,
manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the
mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career
to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to
tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same
thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function
is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute."
(What's Wrong With the World, G.K. Chesterton)

1 comment:

Marc A. Pitman said...

Wow! That is really what you do!