September 21, 2012

I'm A Housewife

Is there something so bad about being a housewife?

As I'm sitting in a chair getting my haircut one day, the girl asks, "So what do you do?" 

(Ugh. Seriously hate this stupid question.)

"I'm a housewife." I respond without hesitation. 

"Ha! A housewife!? What exactly does a housewife do!?" She asks annoyingly. 

"Oh ya know...I clean and cook and go grocery shopping."

(My answer isn't good enough. Obviously.) 

"I would never want to do that. Don't you want to go to school?" She asks.

"No, not really," I say. 

(Does she think I'm like 18 or something?) 

She asks again, "Don't you want to go to school?" 

I reply, "Oh I've already been to school. I went to cooking school a long...time...ago." 

(Trying to prove a point that I'm not even close to being 18.) 

"I do parties and cook for people, ya know, when people ask me," I add. 

(Silence. No response from the other side. My answer isn't good enough. Again.) 

"Well ya know I do teach piano too. Oh--and nanny every so often. Oh--and I watch "Let's Make A Deal" every day and ya know stay up late every night watching episodes of "My Fair Wedding" on Netflix...and then of course I sleep in and get up just in time to watch "Let's Make a Deal" again.

(Okay so I really didn't say any of that last part.)

I also told her I've been married for 4 years and don't have any kids. She responded with, "Do you wanna have kids??"

On a more positive note, she did give me a good haircut...

September 12, 2012

Blah Blah Blah

I just have a lot of thoughts right now. Many probably not so nice. But it's how I feel. Okay so they aren't nice but what am I to do? I guess I will write on my blog. 

I feel like I have no one I can relate with. I'm kind of in that weird stage of life. I'll be 32 in a couple months and I have no kids [at home]. I know, I know--only weird if you are a Mormon--which I am. The only people I honestly feel like I can relate to are the singles. And yes, I'm talking about the Mormon Singles. Why do I feel like I have most in common with them? Well because their life sucks and so does mine. (Yes I just said that.) Oh, and I'm not talking about those girls who are 20 or 25 and single. (Oh boo hoo you're 25 and not married.) I'm talking about the mid-singles. (Ya know, those who are my age or maybe a little older.) 

So here's what went down a couple of weeks ago... A lady from another ward came into our Relief Society to make an announcement about a marriage class that would be starting up. She made a point to say that only those who are married can attend the class and both the wife and the husband must come together or they shouldn't come at all. After she gave her reasoning I totally understood what she meant. Nevertheless, after RS, one of our mid-single girls started a conversation with an older, married member of our ward about how she was offended that the marriage class was only for those who were married...blah blah blah. When I first heard that something like that would hurt someone's feelings I thought, "well what are we supposed to do? There's lots of church activities--some of them are for married couples and some of them are for single people." 

Then the next night I remembered a lesson we had a couple of weeks ago in Relief Society. It was about teaching our children. I honestly wanted to puke throughout the entire lesson. And who are the only other ones who might be feeling the same way? Yup--the mid singles.

Okay, so I'm not the only married girl without children [at home]. But I really think I'm the oldest without children [at home]. Just saying I totally get why the mid-single girl was offended.

Man that was a long story but I feel better telling it.