There may have been a time or two when I was accused of being a perfectionist… which of course I gracefully deny (being true to the perfectionist title, my ambition for always being the best can’t be a negative trait because otherwise I wouldn’t be perfect!). But I began to wonder, if my new “job” is to be a great modern housewife, what the heck does a modern housewife do to be “great”?
Notice that I said modern housewife. For anyone who’s tried my cooking or seen my bedroom, they know cooking and cleaning duties are definitely out of the running. Florian’s already agreed to have his cleaning lady come once a week instead of once every other week to accommodate for all the messes the new women in his life will bring (Bella and I have a contest to see who can shed more hair around the house – it’s a close call). And Florian and I are taking cooking lessons together so we can have a respite from eating my bland and overcooked foods every night.
In my dreams of the perfect housewife life, I’d sit at home and eat Swiss chocolates all day, but I’m pretty sure that would conflict with some items on Florian’s list of the perfect wife. I did start taking tennis lessons so maybe that will at least assist in me playing the role of country club wife? And then maybe bartending school next?
The most aggravating part is that Florian insists that all he needs is for me to love him. Ugh, soooo annoying! That gives me no hints or clues as to what I actually need to do to earn my keep! I’ve at least discovered one wifely thing I can offer that he’s welcomed most enthusiastically; I promised when he gets home from work every day, I’d be there waiting in some lingerie (Dad – pretend you didn’t see this. Mom – pretend I’ll be wearing the lingerie you bought me to wear on the wedding night and this is merely an hommage to your good taste).
Here’s where I need your help… any words of wisdom out there? Men, what is it that you want???? Ladies, what is it that you do to trick your men into thinking you’re wonderful?