Friday, January 6, 2012

Sexy and Shopping do not mix

Picture this.


Geez. Do I have to spell it out? Me trapsing through the supermarket with high heels, a southern bell gown, big blonde locks (purchased online... they're not natural), and plumped lip glossed lips (also paid for).

Yeah. Today I'm making a stand. Us woman, housewives, moms, any female with a man, have a lot to deal with. A lot of men expect a certain something special from their female (get your heads out of the gutter boys and girls).

They (as in male pigs... not my dear male bloggers) have this image in their brain that we as women have no problem wearing our best. While outside of the house (with something naughty underneath), watching the children (still looking incredibly sexy), cooking (with a chefs jacket - preferably nothing else), cleaning (in the provactive maid outfit we just so happened to have purchased from VS last week), and when the children are bathed and in bed, we're supposed to be ready to put on a damn show.

I'm here to put a stop to this madness. If I had children you'd be lucky for me to change the puke stained t-shirt I'm wearing after waking up at 3am to change a diaper, watching the little humans all day, (still getting blogging AND writing done), and putting them to bed, all while you finished an eight hour work day (with no screaming).

I've recently come across a few men and listened to how silly they're being with all the pressure they put on their wives. I couldn't help but share my thoughts (and most women's views in this world). It's a new year and it's about time these ridiculous images get out of the male head. Feel free to send them to Unedited, I think I've set the record straight... and if the words aren't working, here's a picture of what you'll actually get if you don't give your woman a break...


If you wanted a Victoria Secret model you should be a little taller, a little more chisled, and a little more famous (you don't see us complaining about your height or your recent weight gain...) You get what you get, so take it (and buy it - as in her - some flowers).

I should mention, my husband does none of the above. I clean (yes that's it, I'm not proud). The reason he married me was for my personality (at least I'd hope so or I remain clueless). This post has nothing to do with my personal life, and if it did it would no longer be my personal life... So really, this post is for anyone wanted to waste two minutes of your life. You're welcome.

Care to add any thoughts?

39 comments:

Jess said...

Haha lol! Well, even though none of that really applies to me yet, this post was a fun read. Have a great day :)

Sitting Behind Homeplate said...

My 15yo just had the nerve to ask me if "I" would get up earlier so I could make his breakfast and lunch earlier. Umm really young man, who knows how to cook eggs, make a pb&j, and pack a bag of chips, you want me up earlier than 5:30 so YOU can sleep in???! The boy is lucky he's on his way to school and not the ER. Apparently I screwed up somewhere, sometime in the past while staying home and being the SAHM they has him thinking I'm going to bend over backwards for him even thought I'm working full time teaching.

This is one of the reasons I love PaPa Roach and Linkin Park, I NEED music that screams F@#%* throughout their lyrics. Those guys get my fustration.

Goodness, I'm not are if I stayed on track or jumped into another county...

Connie

Mimi said...

Lol, scary but true in many cases!
Not my scenario, and, as you rightly said, if it was my scenario, I'd have abandoned it long ago.
Women put terrible pressure on themselves too...a neighbour of mine gets up at 6.00 AM so she can get her make-up on before the morning rush! but she also used 17 different cloths to clean her house (dusting etc!, how do you need 17??)

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Connie Keller said...

Uh, I thought makeup was for going out for dinner. You mean some people wear it every day?

K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

My husband earns enough money that I don't need a job. So in his mind that means I have more free time and therefore I get to do all the household chores.

Okay, fair enough.

But why should I have to clean up the cat barf on a Saturday any more than him? Where's my weekend? And even if I put in a full 8 hours of housework during the day, I'll still have to cook and clean up dinner.

If this was a full time job, I should be getting overtime pay.

Jen Daiker said...

For those husbands looking for extra hours (overtime) and they're not interested in paying their spouses there is a website called Rent-A-Wife.

No, this is not an escort service. It truly is for women who are tired, single dads who need assistance, and executives (<-- that one might be an escort deal)...it's costly, but maybe that will show them how much a wife/mother actually does.

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Thank goodness Mr TR cooks. And cleans.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

LOL good post Jen - it's good to rant now and again:)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My husband isn't like that either. At least he hasn't complained to me about the ratty, bleach stained yoga pants I like to write in (and am too lazy to change out of unless I go shopping beyond the local food store).

Slamdunk said...

I think you nailed it.

The Mrs. expends so much energy preventing me from dressing like a fool, she is too exhausted to care about herself. Let's just say we are always ready for a hike.

Charity Bradford said...

LOL, luckily my husband now works from home so he does a fair share of the cleaning.

However, as a stay at home mom of four who does everything, this is what I would add.

Men, what your wife needs more than anything at the end of the day is your attention. Not what you want from her. However, if you just hold her and talk about her day and what she wants, she will come to you for a little play time. Cause we want it, you just have to help us wind down from our day. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not guilty! In fact, if my wife doesn't even want to get dressed to roam around the house, I'm good with that.

Julie said...

There are several reasons I'm divorced...this post is one of them! I would drive 2 hours a day to and from work, work 9 hours, he'd work 4, and I'd be expected to do everything with a smile on my face when I got home and on weekends.
No. Thank. You.
I want a partner, not an overgrown son.
Now I'm all fired up! Lol

Jennifer Hillier said...

Well said. My husband has gotten used to be me being in sweats all day (since I work from home), but I always make an effort to look nice when in public (but I do that for ME, not for him).

"You get what you get." Heck, yes! Happy Friday :)

Emily R. King said...

This post made me remember just how lucky I am to have my husband. He doesn't care what I look like, so long as I remember his chips at the store. : )

SHANNON O'DONNELL said...

O-M-G!!! Jen, you totally crack me up! This was all kinds of awesome!! :-)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Creepy, I watched Stepford Wives last night. Strange... :)
Also, this post was amazing. :)

Lauren Alissa Hunter said...

HAHA so true. I was at the gym earlier, and after 30 minutes on a stairmaster followed by 30 minutes in the sauna, I was so appalled by my reflection that I had to call my sister in law and tell her "if you saw me right now you'd say 'Wow what an ugly girl"

That's really pretty terrible to say about myself or anyone but I totally agree with your post! Women who get all dolled up to go to the supermarket or wherever clearly have nothing interesting going on in there lives.

At least, that is what I am telling myself. As I sit here in my fleece and mocassins.

Janet Johnson said...

Amen, sister! (as I sit in my sweaty jogging outfit)

And I don't even wear high heels. So there. ;)

Johanna Garth said...

I don't know Jen? I really dig cooking bacon in high heels and a thong! And most of the women I know love to pillow fight, naked, any chance we get! ;)

Happy New Year!

Angela Brown said...

I have nothing to say as I sit here in my pink terry cloth robe, hair a mess and looking quite run down at the moment.

Catch me later when I finally upgrade to a pair of floppy gym shorts and mismatched t-shirt that says "Next mood swing in 5 minutes".

Now, what's that again about being sexy all the time? lol!!!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Yeah, I don't always look my best, for sure. People keep asking me if I'm keeping my 40/wk with the contract in the bag... the answer is YES. W/out it I'd lose whatever incentive I have to you know... bathe and stuff.

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, I make dinner every night and I pay all the bills. So yeah! Women unite!

Deana said...

Hey, how'd you get my picture?! Hehe. I kid. Though I often feel like I go to the store looking like that picture. The last one. Never the first.

Leigh Covington said...

I'll just say "Amen sista".

Nicole Zoltack said...

LOL I never dress up to go out grocery shopping. And I only wear makeup when we go out on dates. So not very often, lol

Michael Di Gesu said...

SInce I am a male blogger, I had to crack up about this. I have met many of those men ... sadly.

And they are usually middle-aged slobs with receding hairlines. Again... sad.

And you are right, Jen, if they want to model, look like one yourself. It does work BOTH ways.

And, Jen, Trevor does love you for your personality, but you are as cute as a button too.... I met you, so I can say it! You have legs for days.... Yes, I am a pig.. LOL.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

LOL! I'm so thankful my husband doesn't put any pressure on me to look one way or another. I walk around in jeans, sweatshirt and no makeup on a good day! :) He's lucky I take a shower, I guess.

Thanks for making me smile.

Belle said...

I'm lucky. My husband doesn't care what I wear at any time. I have gained weight but so has he. He says he doesn't care and he doesn't.

Dominique said...

I'm pretty sure there's a covert rule in the universe that no matter what happens, if you ever look less than fabulous, you will run into someone you want to impress. I've given up trying to fight it.

Misha Gericke said...

Well... I get out of the house so rarely (writer's curse) that I want to make an effort when I can escape for a while.

Still, when I'm inside, I wouldn't ask anyone to expect anything more than a t-shirt and jogging pants.

:-)

Emma Lauren said...

Very well said.

I am an unattached female and trust me, the fact I don jeans and T-shirts and Converse doesn't exactly make me eye candy for the opposite sex.

But I have a great personality!

Beth said...

Haha. This is funny for me, because I like to look nice wherever I am. My husband thinks it's ridiculous that I get dressed up even to stay home and clean, and that I won't go somewhere someone might be dressed better than me. He's always telling me to just to wear jeans. (This has been less of an issue since I got pregnant, but still).

Jennie Bailey said...

I do everything - cleaning, cooking (and it's on the table when he walks in the door from work), shopping, etc. SO I am entitled to wear what I want. :-) That was a battle we had early on that I won. If I feel like being dolled up, I will get dolled up, but if I worked AND your dinner was ready when you got home, I just might be in sweats and you can deal with it. Relationships are give and take. It takes time to find that balance! Nice butt crack shot. HA!

Meredith said...

LOVE IT! You rock :)

Caitlin said...

I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who actually prefers that I not be "dolled up" all the time. He prefers me as just...me. In jeans and a plain ol' shirt or tank top and some flip-flops. That's who he married. And to be honest, I rarely wear make-up! As for grocery shopping, by the time I get my daughter fed breakfast, wrangle her away from Sesame Street toys and into clothes, and get my pregnant butt into something that's not stained and (with any luck) clean, I'm not about to do myself up for the grocery store.

However the whole dinner on the table by a certain time still goes in that house. But that's my pet peeve, not his!

Leslie Rose said...

I'm trying to train my teenage son that a women in sweats after a workout is a good thing, and that cooking for yourself is a survival technique.

Christa said...

I am killing myself laughing at this post. My husband never says anything to me about what I wear out unless I've forgotten a bra and it is OBVIOUS. And then that's just jealousy. :)