Needless to say, I have adjusted to my newfound role as a (temporary!) housewife pretty well. Not only that, I actually think it is kind of fun.
Even though I quite enjoy being a housewife, this does not necessarily mean I want others to perceive me as one.
I was under the illusion that there was no way anyone could possibly mistake me for a housewife, let alone a stay at home mom (!). Well, I have to rethink that one. It has happened to me a few times now, that shop assistants and other people that cross my path during the day, have assumed I was just like all the other moms out shopping.
I guess if you go shopping at times when other people are at work, it is not that strange that people assume you don’t have a job. Also, I have to admit, some of the stuff I have been shopping for has been pretty homemaker-ish (cleaning stuff, oven dish, mousetrap). But still…
Do I look like a housewife? Do I look like someone who has pushed out a couple of kids?* Do I appear maternal in any way?
* Ok, don’t answer that one please.