"Good News" Magazine - Page 65

Ask Greta Dear Greta, I've never written a letter to an advice columnist before tonight, but as I stare at a mound of dirty dishes and laundry, I'm so angry, I had to confide in someone. I am an exhausted 38 year old wife and mother with a full time job. Often, I have to work late. However, when I get home, I still have to worry about getting a meal on the table, cleaning the house, laundry, car pooling, PTA meetings, you name it. I have only myself to blame, as my husband loves to point out. You see, I was what you could call a radical feminist when my husband and I first met. I marched for the Equal Rights Amendment, made all sorts of speeches, and stood proudly with my oppressed "sisters." I'm liberated all right. I get to work all day at a job, and then go home to take care of everything. I can't stand it anymore. Yet, I can't quit. We're so dependent upon my salary, because we've gotten used to that mon- ey, I don't know if we could make it any other way. Well, that's my story. I don't really need advice, I just needed to vent. - Frustrated Dear Frustrated, You didn't ask for advice, but I'll give you some anyway. Tell that lazy husband of yours (better yet, de- mand!) that you need and expect some help in the house from him. There's no reason he can't cook, clean, do laundry, and car pool. If he claims he doesn't know how, teach him! As for the kids, give them responsibilities, in addition to keeping their rooms tidy. They can dust, vacuum, do dishes, and even help with laundry, as well as anyone else. Think of it this way, you're a family and all these chores should be viewed as the family's respon- sibility, not just mom's! Mail your questions to Greta at: “Good News” P.O. Box 999, McElhattan, PA 17748, or email them to: goodnews@kcnet.org. “BALL SPORTS!” Clue Search Puzzle Answers from page 61. FINAL ANSWER: MuggleQuicdditch CLUE SEARCH PUZZLE “BALL SPORTS!” use answers from page 61! Thought For The Day "Try to be a rainbow in somebody's cloud." - Maya Angelou Thanks for reading “Good News” Magazine! Please flip over to enjoy our other publication, Pawsitively Pets! www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- July -- 63