Husbandry has been on my mind. Hijabman has returned to blogging with a focus on his role as house-husband to his growing family. An admirable occupation and one to which I aspire! Not everyone thinks so. The idea of a man giving up his career to be a house-husband gets plenty of resistance, particularly among muslims. But the question isn’t whether a proper husband can be a house-husband but whether there is any other sort! Webster says:
Husband (n): [Old Norse hus, house; + bondi, yeoman. Literally, house-holder] A manager, as of a household. Husband (v): To manage economically; conserve.
That sounds like holding down the house to me. Meanwhile, to career comes from racing at great speed (and we know where haste comes from…):
Career (v): [French carriere, racecourse] To rush wildly.
I look forward to a time when I can desist from reckless careering, get back on track and hold down the house. Greetings of peace to all the other hus-bondi and aspiring hus-bondi out there.