We all think, "It'll never happen to me," but yesterday it did. I figured I lived in a conservative enough area that I wouldn't have to face this, but I guess I was wrong.
I was sitting in the insurance agency getting my homeowners and when asked what I do, I said, "I'm a housewife." She avoided looking at me, but almost seemed sick. I guess it's hard to believe that a strong, active 24 year old isn't "working." So, then she asked, "You mean, you don't work at all?" Ok, she got me. I told her I had a job cleaning the church I attend. She seemed relieved until I told her that it only takes me 2 1/2 hours a week. (It's a small church.) Then, she seemed almost desperate. "Are you going to be having children soon?"
There it is! It was her last grasp at "reason." I told her I was hoping to have children soon, and she seemed settled. I guess it's ok to be a stay-at-home mom, but not a stay-at-home wife.