Friday, April 19, 2013

You Might be a Housewife If...

My days aren't usually very exciting.  As I am currently unable to work (as I wait for my permanent residency) and don't have any children, some days I just don't have a lot to do.  I stay home, cooking and cleaning and couponing, and while I enjoy it, it makes me a little crazy at times.  Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, I began compiling a list of all the weird things I do/know now that I am so involved in housewifery.

So, you might be a stay-at-home housewife (like me) if...:

  • You know exactly how many loads of laundry you need to do every week.
  • You brag about what you are making for dinner on Facebook just so you have something to write in your status (sorry about that...)
  • Your favorite day of the week is Friday because that is the day that the grocery ads come out.
  • You are willing to shop at Walmart, even if you don't want to, just because sometimes it is cheaper.
  • Editing your brother-in-law's college papers that he sends you via email is the highlight of your week.
  • You begin memorizing recipes because you make them so often (brownies or pizza dough, anyone?).
  • You nag your husband to buy you a sewing machine, not because you know how to sew, but because it gives the impression that you have greater domestic talents than you actually do.
  • You can clean the bathroom, scrub the tub, and mop the entire apartment in under an hour.
  • You do at least 3 batches of dishes everyday.
  • You keep a running inventory in your head of all of the food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc., in the house and know what needs replenishing each week.
  • You own more aprons than pairs of shoes.
  • Your favorite store is Ikea, regardless of the feelings of claustrophobia and over-stimulation you experience while shopping there.
  • The thought of canning season makes you giddy with anticipation.

It's a good life :)


cbenzley said...

You are hilarious Jill!! I can relate to the Wal-mart comment and the Ikea comment so well. Isn't it grand to be a housewife?! I think it is the best job ever because of how creative you get to be every day!

Erin said...

I often wonder if you are going nuts in a small apartment in the deep chill of Canada. I think I would go nuts and definitely never clean :)