I read an article somewhere about how women should learn
certain skills to last them all of their lives. I have the
one about bills and checkbooks down pat but am lacking in
the car and home repair department. This article suggested
that you learn to use power tools and be in charge of home
My grandaughters seem to think it is shameful to be girly
girls so I might suggest a summer course in practical
skills. I really think it would be useful although my
suggestion would probably be met with scorn.
Men should also learn to cook and do laundry. Frozen
dinners can get awfully boring and dare I say it, lost
socks can be a problem.
It is sexist to say that skills are gender related. One
never knows what life is going to throw at them and it is
only sensible to be prepared. Everyone should be able to
drive, to do basic cooking and get beyond the hammer and
nail stage of home repair, and to do laundry and sew on a
It is a little late for me but I have a dear sister in law
who has managed to master power tools and has built closets
with beautiful doors. I really admire her.