Molly Weasley is the type of mother I want to be, not only because she fucking rocks at being a mother, but because she rocks at life. Here are the facts:
- Molly Weasley was sorted into Gryffindor House during her time at Hogwarts, meaning she is brave af
- Canonically, she fell in love with Arthur when he showed her a working circuit board, which shows a decent level of intelligence as well as a recognition of passion
- While it’s suspected that she wasn’t an active member of the Order during the first Wizarding War (due to being busy birthing and raising seven children in eleven years no I’m never going to let that go), she was obviously involved in SOME way – she clearly inherited her brother’s possessions, and she obviously knew many of the members when the Order re-formed during the second Wizarding War.
- She is more than likely the creator of her infamous clock that shows where any particular Weasley is at any particular time. Why do I say this? Well, because it featured her particular family, and I would imagine that changing the spell or charm on it to add or remove people would be fairly complex, so I doubt that she got it from anyone else. Also, Dumbledore himself mentioned that he had never seen anything like it, which further strengthens my argument that she made it for herself. That is not some Lumos-level spell. It’s serious magic (with serious implications, now that I’m giving it some thought, but that’s for another time), and it absolutely suggests that Molly is pretty talented.
- She kills Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix is known to be a talented witch as well as a very talented deulist; many other talented witches and wizards had fallen before her, and it was Molly Weasley who took her down.
In other words, JK spent several books showing us motherly Molly, domestic Molly, stay-at-home-mom-and-wife Molly, and then slowly snuck in references to the idea that she did these things – became this person – because that’s what she wanted to do, and the life she wanted to lead; but that she was completely and utterly badass at heart and being a wife and mother did not diminish that at all.
Don’t ever discount the housewives; they’re probably there because they want to be.