Friday, October 22, 2010

The Real House Wife - A Fabulous Doer and The Ultimate Organizer

There has been several season with house wife reality shows in Sweden and I am sure in the USA too (I seldom watch any TV over here) . These shows have had its share of viewers who either just envies the house wives or just hate them and don´t like their behavior on television.

Now, I have realized that I will be wearing the title "house wife" myself - for a year. But the big difference between myself and the real rich house wives, is that I am not married to a rich husband and we are not close to as wealthy or glamorous as those exposed on television. But I must say my days do look a little bit a like theirs.. LOL.

I work out at the gym, almost every day, and I have stared to golf. I eat lunch with my friends - almost every day! And I shop everything from make up, clothes, shoes, house decoration, I run to the hairdresser, and I do manicure and pedicure every other week. I am on line where ever I go, with iphone and soon an ipad. I do dinner out with girlfriends and we do what the reality wives do on televisions too - gossip!

But then there is a different side of a house wife too. Maybe more for me than the reality show house wives with lots of money. I do clean my house by myself, I do all grocery shopping, I cook dinners, I do laundry, I spend 3 hours in the car every day picking up and dropping of kids at school and activities every day. I volunteer, I help out at school and daycare. I plan dinner parties, I plan vacations, I deal with banks, insurance people, the gardner and the pool people. I spend hours trying to fix printers and non-functioning high-tech stuff.. I deal with every single problem that arrises. - NOT that glamorous! Rather tiering to tell the truth.

When this year has passed and I will be putting my House Wife title away, I am planning to translate it and add it onto my CV as the greatest Event planner and the most fabulous ultimate organizer.

I have this year become constantly creative and when a problem occurs it will always be solved no matter what, and if required also communicated in a different language (thank you google translator). I know how to handle small children who are acting up and still keep a perfectly normal conversation with an adult. Within a very short time frame I can be prepared for any event at any time. I can see the broad perspective on things and I am also the most perfect organizer - by the minute. My line of work also requires constant muli-tasking knowledge. I am a very flexible person since my every day schedule some how always change. I am also used to long work hours - usually between 0630 - midnight.
Through my everyday interaction with people from the friend level to the higher end, I have become very knowledgeable in the field of human behavior and I read people easily. Being able to interact with different people I have also become quite the diplomate and with my extensive network of friends from all over the world I can easily access information that would be hard to come by if you are not a native... .....WOW! All this, every day and always looking fabulous! *smiling*


  1. Underbart inlägg. Här visar de ju de där programmen om housewifes i USA. Men de visar ju bara upp den galmösa sidan hos dem som har mycket pengar. Nog är det slitigt och jobbigt att vara hemmafru också som du tar upp. Det är ett jobb som är mycket mer än bara 8 timmar om dagen och det är oftaste inte mycket semster från det jobbet heller. Du har verkligen fullt upp om dagarna även om du ser till att hinna med trevliga grejer som lunch med vänner och lite manikyr och träning. Jag tycket du är superduktig och ska absolut lägga till dett år i ditt CV som något du ska vara stolt över. Ha ha det är ju jättebra att summera ihop det hela som den största eventplanner man kan tänka sig under ett år. Du har lärt dig massor redan på denna tid i AL och du kommer att komma hem berikad på så många sätt.

  2. Du är så duktig Charlotte! =)