I "ditto" all the above. Also, I like spending a ton of money remodeling the house and not feeling I should be out in service. I will remember that "the elders" advice to me as a single women not to buy this house I am doing over and laugh when I am in my Jacuzzi.
It is funny what you remember years later. Now it is in amuzement not resentment.
Also, nice being a strong, independant woman who will voice an opinion.