Monday, July 03, 2006

Finding a Good Wife

And as they rode off into the sunset the prince promised her his love, his riches and his castle in the clouds if only she would be his.

She agreed.

Later, after the wedding, they discussed the running of the kingdom. "The King, my father, is old; and my blessed mother, the Queen, has long been gone; and the castle is in terrible disarray," explained the Prince. "It needs the hand of a fine woman like yourself to straighten its many rooms and dust its many nooks and light its many fires and clean its many chimneys and sweep its many corridors and feed its many occupants and visitors. Then we shall have many sons so that they may run the kingdom long after I am gone. I can only home that, when they come of age, they will be as lucky as I in finding a good wife."

And with that, they kissed; and the Prince lived happily ever after.


I found this in Viola Walden's book Under Construction, and at first I got a little chuckle out of it. The implication, of course, is that the prince is happy, and the princess is not happy because she is "stuck" with all the household chores.

I'm sure you've heard the quote: "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." That prince wouldn't live happily ever after if his princess wasn't happy!

I had a day off today. I had great ambitions for my day off. I was going to go grocery shopping, clean the house from top to bottom, then go out and do some "fun" shopping, and come home and do some crafts. And of course, I was going to have dinner ready when Kevin walked in the door at 5:20.

My day didn't exactly go as planned, but I still had a marvelous day. I spent the entire day cleaning and doing laundry and ironing. I did it with joy in my heart and love for my husband. I was happy that I could iron his shirts and arrange them in the closet "just so".

Barring a few "bad attitude days" on my part, this princess is living happily ever after with her prince--housework and all! *Smiles*

5 comments:

Bernice said...

I love this post!! My Joe always quotes that saying....LOL and occasionally will turn to me and ask "is Momma happy?" LOL

Just wanted to wish you a happy 4th of July & wish you Joy in our FREEDOM both country & our hearts! check out my blog I decked it out for the day!!!

His Grace Abounds said...

Beautiful post, Tammy! I figured out the 'hitch' in linking here. I needed to 'open' another "blogs I read" page. I have some ironing to do later...I'll be smiling in my heart too!

Mrs.B. said...

"I spent the entire day cleaning and doing laundry and ironing. I did it with joy in my heart and love for my husband. I was happy that I could iron his shirts and arrange them in the closet "just so"."

Thanks Tammy! The above statement is a good reminder of how blessed I am in being a SAHW! I was convicted by the joy you had while doing your household tasks...it was a good reminder for me! (o:

Happymama said...

Tammy, I loved this post. Under Construction is one of my favorite books. I use stories, jokes, poems, etc., out of it often.

Kelly said...

Good for you on keeping up with a "happy heart" (as my three-year-old would say). I find that the right attitude makes all the difference in the world.