Here's Part 4 of my Women Against Women rant.
UPDATE: Melody left such a nifty comment on this post that I felt I had to bring it forward so it wouldn't get buried:
I learned how to lie in self-defense in kindergarten. It went something like this:
"Melody," said the teacher, "what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to take care of a pretty house." (Keep in mind that I was only 5 years old.)
"But you can do anything you want! What do you want to do?"
"I want to take care of a pretty house!"
"Sweetie, you can be anything you want to be - you don't have to be a (insert derisive tone here) house wife."
"But I want to take care of a pretty house!" (cue tears)
So, in self-defense, whenever asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I would answer, "I want to be a lawyer."
It took a while, but I finally reached my dream - I get to take care of a pretty house, teach my children, take my time to cook nutritious meals and pamper my husband. THAT'S truly "having it all."
Whoo-hoo Melody! You rock, woman!