Well, actually I'm good at many things. I believe I'm a good friend. I'm a good listener. I do a decent job at organizing in the midst of chaos, which is a little miracle in itself, because I am, at heart, the "Master of Disaster". Seriously, my husband made me a tie dye apron once, and wrote that on it. I've learned to clean up after myself, when I cook a phenomenal meal. Yes, I'm really quite good at cooking too.
My problem is, that I'm no good at all at housewiving, including any and all chores involved in the housewiving business. This wouldn't be so bad, if housewiving took up such a big part of my life. I chose to be a mother and housewife. To hell with domestic engineer. It's a cute little name for a profession that is solely devoted to keep the house clean, the kids fed, the clothes washed, and the husband beered. ;-) No, I'm really not complaining about my job. I'm just saying that I suck at it, and if it was a paid job, I would most definitely be fired. It makes you wonder, if monogamy is truly the way to go. Can you imagine being one of several wives, each chosen for their abilities and preferences? I'd do the homeschooling, another would do the cleaning, and yet another would never tire of washing clothes. (Another very important argument is the headache question. Marital "duties" (can you believe, they're calling it a duty???) would never be an issue. If I have a headache, one of the other wives will happily jump in and fulfill "the duty".
Okay, I admit, I would likely be a very sucky "one of many wives". I'll gladly pass on all the drama and bitching. And besides, I'm "blessed" with a husband, who has learned to live with the fact that I'm no good. Not that this doesn't ever cause any... uhm... friction between us. But usually there is a full garbage can (he is the trash duty dude) that I can use as an argument.
Now I just need to train the spawn to do their chores, and already my own work will be cut in half. You see? I am quite good at organizing in the midst of chaos. Something tells me I will not be fired for a very long time.