Children usually come home around 12:15 as well as husbands, if they are working nearby.
At first, I complained at what I believed to be an incredibly sexist and inconvenient tradition. What? There was no school lunch program?
Eventually, I had no choice but to accept it, and over the years and after trying out new recipes and cooking every single day, my skills improved.
I arrived in the Swiss Alps a spoiled, academically-minded young mother who knew nothing about cooking (I could barely cook an egg), but I left a resourceful cook and mother who can now prepare healthy meals without too much of a struggle. My experience as a Swiss "Hausfrau" or housewife could have turned out differently. Instead, I could have fed my kids ready-made meals, filled with saturated fat, salt, and chemicals, and outsourced a valuable time of my day to strangers. I don't regret those "Hausfrau" days,
Did I suffer from sexism? Or did I choose to make my experience a positive one?
I think I improved.