I’m a 50’s Housewife in Disguise

Yesterday I talked about all the things I learned while Matt and Gabe were away…except for one.

It’s kind of embarrassing, but true.

I think I’m a 50’s housewife in disguise.

I don’t know how to do anything “handy” around the house. Seriously, if it involves a tool of any kind, I’m done for. The dogs got out on Saturday and were lost for about an hour before my MIL found them two streets over, completely black (they’re white Westies) and smelling digusting. They didn’t have their tags on because I had just bought them new collars. I couldn’t even use pliers to get the S-hook on by myself! I was proud that I went to Lowe’s and bought chains for the gates and put those on all by myself though. Pathetic, I know.

I don’t like and don’t feel comfortable making big decisions, especially about money. The stove broke while Matt was away and I had to call and get a repairman out. It was $340 to fix it and the labor and I had to decide. I was totally freaked. (We have a super deluxe stove that the previous owners bought; we were lucky to get it fixed for that much.)

I scored tickets to a concert for $15 each so all 5 of us can go and I was a wreck trying to decide if it would be ok to buy them.

I hate driving and I had to drive everywhere last week!

I love my husband and like him to be home to take care of me.

See? I’m a 50’s housewife in disguise. Only without the dress, pearls and heels.



7 responses to “I’m a 50’s Housewife in Disguise

  1. I don’t like to get involved in DIY projects either. I know I can do it, but since my husband prefers to do things HIS way, it’s just easier to be the go-fer and not the do-er. The stove repair cost would have freaked me out too.

  2. I’m exactly the same way about everything!

  3. I am stuck right in the 50s with you. My husband pays all the household bills, he takes care of ALL major decisions. We do discuss them but he makes the final decisions. He is totally the handy man of the house. Me? I’m lucky I know which button opens and closes the garage door.

    And I like it that way. I like letting him be the responsible one, the one who changed the locks when we moved into our new house, the one who fixes the belt on the dryer and the one who sharpens the blades on the mower.

  4. Oh this made me laugh out out loud! Mostly because I am totally the same way and I thought I was the only one!!! Like I said before Mike is leaving for 4 months (to boot camp, I will post about it soon) and I am totally freaking out about having to pay all of the bills by myself and I worry about what I will do if the internet goes down or the car breaks down! I always think that I should be more independent (like I was when I was single) but to a certain degree I think it comes down to simply dividing up household jobs and just getting it done. In my defense Mike can’t find the simplest of items in our house (like spare sheets for the bed) because I do all of the cleaning and organizing!
    Love this post and I love to know I am not the only one ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. thank you! Made me feel less bad, am a 50โ€ฒs Housewife in Disguise too! It looks like there are many more of us ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jane doesn’t do those things either ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think in every relationship there is one person who does all of those things and one who doesn’t. There’s nothing wrong with that ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s simple the ebb and flow of life. And you don’t need the dress and pearls, honey, you’ve got the wine!!!

  7. hahahahah I was going to say that Brittany is totally the same way! ahhahaha

    You are too cute. It is OK to not like doing those things because it means you are caring and thoughtful of what the negative outcomes could be. You are a calculated risk taker, that is all!! Nothing wrong with that. And hands on stuff, I am right there with you!!! “NOPE, I will not try and add a shelf all by myself…. GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!”

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