Perhaps, the questions I get asked the most revolve around being a housewife. Some questions are about the specifics on "How" I'm a housewife, specifically how we're able to afford it. I get a lot of questions about the "Why" why I'm a housewife. But most often I get asked about how I get treated when I tell people I'm a housewife.
I've never addressed the "Housewife" question before, for two reasons:
1) This quote always speaks loudly for me "Don't explain yourself, your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it [anyway]."
2) I really believe that we should all create the life we want and I in NO way want to perpetuate the idea working wives and mothers are doing something wrong. Let me state for the record "I don't believe that Housewives are better then working moms, and I don't believe working moms are better then stay at home moms!" We are all equal, we are all different! Phew!
Here's the WHY. It's what I've always wanted to do. I have always loved, decorating, and baking, cooking, and if you ask my mother I was the only one in our family who cleaned "properly" (except for her). She use to joke that when my dad and sister cleaned, they'd just push the dirt around! haha
Home is where my passion is, and just like I would never tell someone who had a passion for teaching, not to be a teacher. I fully expect that no one should tell me not to be a housewife.
The emails I get the most, are from other housewives, who want to know how I deal with the question "what do you do?" and how I deal with opposing views.
Honestly I just say "Housewife" and move on . . . sometimes people want more of an explanation, sometimes they're happy with the answer, and sometimes I get , "what, seriously". I get some comments from family, some comments from friends, a few negative comments on the internet. But this is one area where negative comments don't bother me, I found this quote, it sums it up perfectly:
What I find interesting is that if someone asked me what I do and I said "Personal Chef" or "Personal Assistant" or "Housekeeper"or "Personal Shopper" or a myriad of other professions. People would say oh great . . . but if I do ALL of them then I get "oh, just a housewife".
What I'm trying to say is: That Lee may bring home the bacon, but I'm the one who cooks it!! :) haha
Lots of Love to all the wives out there, at home or at work, Love ya!