Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Want To Be Claire Huxtable When I Grow Up...

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Every year around this time…when the leaves change color, the weather gets a bit cooler, the skies darken a little earlier…I have a natural inclination to want to nest, essentially to prepare to hunker down for the winter.  I see the school supplies filling up the aisles in the stores, the Halloween (and nowadays Christmas as well) decorations popping up, and quite honestly I start thinking about wanting to be a wife and mother versus the career woman I am now.  Now don’t go and get all feminist on me.  I’m not discounting what I have, and I’ve made choices in my life to have the independence I have now, but I’ve had my moments.  I’m a multi-faceted woman, and I want it all.  Maybe not all at once, but I want to experience it all.

I want to be Cub Scout mom, Brownie mom, host sleepovers, water fights and birthday parties.  I want to have a clean house and dinner waiting on the table when my husband comes home.  I want to know what that’s like.  I want to experiment with recipes and host a poker night or jam session at my house for the couples/parents while the kids play in the backyard.  I still want to have something of my own…my own business or the career I have now as well.  Basically, I want the freakin’ Cosby show household.  You thought I was going to say the Cleavers, huh?  Don’t forget…Claire Huxtable was a lawyer and a pretty awesome mom on top of it.  I never wanted to be June Cleaver.  I wanted to be Claire Huxtable growing up.

I know from all my personal development work I shouldn’t be focusing on what I don’t have.  That that type of thought is just focusing from a place of lacking something and blah blah blah, but I’m human.  And the skies are getting darker earlier and for longer periods of the day.  And the leaves are changing color and falling from the trees.  And school has started.  And the holiday decorations are out.  And I just want to know what it’s like to be Claire Huxtable.

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