This is related to the Supermom thing. There are some women out there with a rare combination of circumstances that allows them to do most of the SuperSAHM items that weight most greatly on the current generation of weary SAHMs. They can manage three or four kids on their own, clean the house in between the naps and everyone sits still or plays quietly as needed for cooking and school and administrative tasks, etc. And all the kids sleep 14-16 hours a day until age 7.
But circumstances change and the pressure to perform leads such women to think their blessings of high energy and children with personalities that mesh with their home life setup are just ‘how it is’, something to take for granted and not something that might have to be stewarded. How could such a woman who ‘doesn’t understand why anyone would want help, you just xyz’ get help if her latest pregnancy, or latest infant is now difficult?
Also, such women’s blessings are squandered all too often in makework projects instead of real Titus 2 support precisely because of the idea that it’s normal to have that much energy and organizational skill.
It’s a blessing, a wonderful opportunity and gift, but it’s not the default setting.
I will definitely circle back to this one, it’s on the old mind quite a bit.