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Life of a (Part Time) Housewife

Hi you-whose-about-to-get-married,

I'm about to let you into a lil' secret.

Just brace yourselves ok?

Deep breath in, and fuh fuh...

Okay, girls, after the beautiful wedding that you've been so hard-at-work planning, and the oh-so-dreamy honeymoon, marriage will settle in.

I have been married 10 months now, and I will tell you, that married life has properly settled in! At least, the first part.

And you know what that is?

Housework!!!!

The cleaning, the cooking, the dishes, the laundry and the IRONING!

Add that to the fact that most of us are working from 9am to 6pm (8pm on bad days), these can be quite overwhelming. I have somewhat adjusted to the chores. Although, I think I was a bit more "Monica" during the first few months. Then, I realised I'm too tired to be all Monica about things. I used to iron my bed linens in those days! Now, I just stick to ironing the pillow cases.

Of course, training the husband from Day 1 helps. My husband is trained to do the dishes, the laundry (excluding folding and ironing cos he's crap at it no matter how many times I showed him how to!) and the garbage.

And I'm also very lucky to be able to receive help every once in 2 weeks. Actually I'm very lucky that Hubs truly understands that I'm working and I'm a bit pampered, so he always asks me to call in the maid to help out with the chores.

I really don't mind the chores. But I really really really HATE ironing! Urgh, the torture!

So, tonight I'm going to celebrate with all of you - my joy of ironing almost 30 articles of clothing in 2 hours! And this with my bad back post-minor-accident and weeks of not doing the ironing!



*pats self on back*

I haven't done this much ironing since my Monica days early on in the marriage! So yes, I am proud, yo'!

Oh of course, I got 2 burnt thumbs in return. Pfft.

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Okay, everything else is self explanatory.

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