In my perfect world, we would all be living like the Cleaver Family. There would be no crime, kids could play outside any time without worry, parents would be in charge and children would listen. My house would be immaculate and everyone in the family would be slim and healthy. And for me, it would be fun to do projects like painting the garbage cans with a dress on, and never even get dirty! Wow! And since I love cooking, it would be no problem being a stay-at home mom and doing that. I do that now anyway.
My own family was like that when I was a kid -- the world has changed.