When I think of an American family, I think of the simple and happy family that was usually portrayed in early commercials: businessman father, stay at home mother, a good son and daughter. I'm not sure why. It seems like that was the ideal portrait of an American family, even though it wasn't true at all, since America is a collection of people from all over the world-like Mr.McCusker said in class, "Global rejects." I suppose the real image of the perfect American family should be anyone living well enough to be happy. What do you guys think?
Remember this show? The Brady Bunch? They may not be perfect, but they sure look happy in this picture. I don't remember much from the show, to be honest. Can anyone tell me a brief summary?
We've all come together in this huge display of a cultural mixing. You name them, they're probably here: the Polish, the Irish, the German, the Chinese, anyone! And when we come here, our lives aren't ''perfect'' like the ideal. Life is tough: you've got to learn a new language, you have to find a job and a home, and if you have a family, support them. Food. Clothing. America can be pretty overwhelming to an immigrant. I'd say a simple rule of thumb for a good American family would be something along the lines of having a sizable home for your family, a job that provides, education, and family togetherness.
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What is your idea of the ''perfect'' American family?