To those of us who think our lives would be perfect if we had a live-in maid like Alice to do all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry, this story is a wake-up call. It appears that Florence Henderson, the perfect mother of The Brady Bunch, is coming out with a memoir that reveals her unhappiness in her personal life and battle with post-partum depression. While we haven’t read the book, we suspect things took a terrible turn for the worse when Peter broke her favorite vase. “I always told him, don’t play ball in the house.”
What do you think? Could you sense Mrs. Brady’s unhappiness? What do you think might have set her over the edge? Watching her perfect daughter get hit with the football in the nose? Listening to Jan’s constant whining, (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)? We’re sure thinking Bobby drowned in sudsy bubbles didn’t help either.
Whatever the reason, we’re happy to hear Florence has her life on track. It takes a lot of courage to write a book like this (though we can’t help but wonder if Alice did that too).