You’re a Housewife. Be Grateful Dammit. And Smile.

To my husband I am a housewife only. He rejected other roles because they don't bring home any money. He also told me what makes housewives happy. Who knew?Yes, I am a housewife. I am also many other labels. I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, writer, patriot, conservative, seeker, and loads of other labels we people seem so enamored with associating to ourselves.

But to Will, I am a housewife. He said so. He also rejected any of the other labels I listed because none of them bring home any money. And after rejecting me wholly (since housewife is only a fraction of who I am), he continued to tell me what makes housewives happy.

Housewives are happy when they have a roof over their head, food on their plates, a home to clean, a man who is willing to work, and children to care for. Therefore, I should be the happiest woman alive and appreciate him “for a change.”


Double hmph.

(Visited 73 times, 1 visits today)
About Kellie Jo Holly

Kellie Jo Holly passionately advocates against domestic violence through her writing and mentoring service. She loves helping women cope with abuse while in the relationship and supporting them as they leave the relationship and begin to heal. You can also find Kellie on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. You can buy her books from Amazon.


  1. Hmmph!!!

  2. My husband always uses “you are my wife!” As though that means I have no thoughts.
    Hmmph!! Indeed!

What do you think? Tell us!