The Real Housewives of Germany
I was reading a friend Facebook wall feed and saw “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”. Immediately I had to smile because when I tell my friends in America I am a housewife they immediately start thinking “The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Atlanta, or Orange County”. I feel like I have to interrupt their interpretation and let them know tv reality is not the same as my reality. I don’t live in a big house even though all the places we live in has the possibility to become 4 or 5 bedrooms just for two people (we love space). I don’t go to the spa weekly only monthly. I don’t have a house cleaner because I am the house cleaner, cook, and the event planner. But once I get a full time job as in the past I will have one again. What some how the house have to be clean John and I will have no time to do detail cleaning.
So what is my thought being a housewife of Germany. It sucks, lol. I am a person who like to walk nude around the house. So when cooking and ironing I am throwing on a shirt or wearing an apron to protect my skin from the steam and hot grease popping out of the pot. I think this little boy must have some of my genes, lol.
I have so many hot oil spot and burnt all over me. Yes even when I do decide to wear clothes. Oil pop on my face once thanks goodness my eyeglasses where on. I burn my hand in the oven a few time flipping food over. I had homemade sauce pop on my arm and my foot. You see my life in America I was not a domestic diva. I did occasionally light house work but that was it. I did not cook, perhaps once a month or two. We went out for dinner. We were always at some type of party, functions, and etc. Life was wonderful in America. Here life is too. I love it here and still have a wonderful life that I honestly have nothing worth complaining about. Since living here I have become the domestic divas I seen on tv and I am enjoying it. I have my dinner parties that I always wanted with me cooking instead of ordering and preparing the table. I go out on coffee dates with the girl friends. I even have time to do breakfast with my new girl friends who I adore from around the time I wrote the article taking chances. In America I never had time for non of that. I was always busy working and school. Meeting up for coffee what? Let me schedule that, lol, I am so serious. I had to make sure that both John and I were free and did not plan anything a month ahead. That how life was in America. Quite busy for both of us but we found time to enjoy ourselves and have fun. Same as here in Germany just that I am the one with too much free time on my hands.
John at first did not care for the domestic me. It was a big dispute at that time. How am I suppose to do all the house work and look immaculate each day when he comes home? Why put all the fuss in making up my face, doing something to my hair, and getting dress up for the house? It felt so weird to be made over for nothing. Until I actually notice I was truly letting myself go and have to regain the old me at least some of her. I still have my frumpy days and John is okay with it now since it is not so often. Here it is normal for the housewives to always look good. When I surprised my neighbors they have on their perfume, hair done, dress nicely, and house in top shape. I am like wow. When someone come to my door I am normally wrap up in a blanket or robe with my hair flying everywhere. Being a housewife is no vacation. I rather have a real vacation, work, and hire someone with half of my salary to make this place dust free. Sadly that is a want until cash is flowing my way until then move over Martha I have some cleaning to do!