Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday’s Wash

152407848 I am now a housewife

My spouse's health has deteriorated to a point where she can no longer do some of the household chores she used to do. So, in addition to my full-time job, I now do the housekeeping that my spouse used to do.

I do the laundry, dust, vacuum, and perform most of the cleaning chores around the house. I have not cooked much since my college apartment-dwelling days, but I have begun cooking some of our meals, too.

Since I am now a housewife, I want to dress like a housewife, but I don't know any housewives who dress like Donna Stone!

Blame Godzilla, King of the Monsters

When I was young, I loved monsters and flying saucers. So it is no surprise that Sheb Wooley's novelty song Purple People Eater was number one on my hit parade when it came out in 1958.

In the ensuing 55 years, I never heard anyone else sing that song… until yesterday. I was visiting Peter Lappin's blog and discovered a version sung by Judy Garland (I kid you not).

Here's the link --- the song is at the end of the blog post.




A femulator, circa 2007.




Wearing Opening Ceremony.


  1. Stana,

    I am sorry to hear about your spouse's health. I understand that we all age and that things that we could do in the past become difficult or impossible.

    I dress as Donna Stone to do my house wife thing. While I really could not dress until the kids left home it was the participation in doing things around the house that helped my wife accept having me around while dressed.

    One day she wanted all the walls washed. I put on pantyhose, clunky mid-heel sandles, my forms, bra, slip and an older stretchy black dress and washed walls. I also would dress to do a major house vacuuming. Doing laundry is also an occasion for dressing around the house.

    Over the past few years I have gotten into cooking. Rather often on a Sunday afternoon I will dress as the typical housewife of our youth and spend the time making a huge bowl of soup, or roasted vegtables, or meatballs, sausage and sauce, or broiled fish, etc. My skills are improving. My wife cannot easily cut and dice some of the foods, especially the winter veggies. She thinks it a bit odd that I enjoy doing it in 3" pumps but it is a compromise that has worked out well for us. I recommend dressing for housework for those whose wives have been resistant to dressing around the house. It is a win/win situation that has worked out well for me.

  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2013

    Is that femulator Jaye Nair ?

    1. Sally --- I don't believe it is Jaye Nair.

  3. I was thinking about this earlier today and it occurred to me that Donna Stone is not your only choice. How about dressing like Laura Petrie?

    1. You are absolutely correct, Dani. Laura Petrie is more like it!