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The Tres Riches Heures of Enid Waldholtz
Tags:book of hours, tres rich heures, limbourg brothers, illumination, illuminations, life, lives, housewife, housewives, wife, wives, husband, husbands, sofa, sofas, mundane, life, lives, neglect, spouse, spouses, spousal, neglected housewife, neglected housewives, husband, husbands, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands
"I don't understand why he'd rather howl at the moon than be with me."
Tags:relationship, relationships, wolf, wolves, dog, dogs, canines, canine, priorities, priority, hobby, hobbies, wife, husband, partner, spouse, fiancee, boyfriend, problem, problems, chat, chatting, animals, ignored, ignoring, neglected, housewife, housewives, inattentive, preoccupied, preoccupation, preoccupations, howl, howls, howling, howl at the moon, howling at the moon, hurtful, self-esteem, therapy, therapist, therapists
"My Chilean monkey flower is just sitting there doing nothing."
Tags:plants, plant, houseplant, houseplants, flower, flowers, horticulture, horticulturalist, horticulturalists, monkey flower, monkey flowers, chilean monkey flower, chilean monkey flowers, hanging plant, hanging plants, complaint, complaints, home life, housewife, housewives, homemaker, homemakers, wife, wives, everyday life, gardening, gardener, garden, gardens
"The surprising thing is that Flaubert, who was a man, actually got it."
Tags:madame bovary, flaubert, gustave flaubert, banal, banality, escape, escapes, escaping, provincial, provincial life, mundane, mundanity, suburb, suburbs, suburban, unhappy, dissatisfied, housewife, housewives, affair, emma rouault, charles bovary, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands, spouse, spouses, affairs, cheat, cheats, adulterer, adulterers
Tags:doll, dolls, toy, toys, tea set, tea sets, play pretend, playing pretend, playing house, play, playing, afternoon tea, tea party, tea parties, husband, husbands, house wife, house wives, housewife, housewives, house husbands, house husband, househusband, househusbands, dad, dads, father, fathers, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows
"Listen, you. I'm in the mood for some frozen food."
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"Why don't you just say it? You think I do nothing all day."
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A mother drives a mini-van full of kids; her bumper sticker reads "I'd rather be working".
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'You don't have to run away, dear. I will.'
"I know this is going to sound completely crazy and off the wall - but do you, by any chance, know how to iron?"
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" 'Sack Rome!' That's your answer to everything!"
"I ate all the wrong things today."
"It could be up to a week, but we do have loaners."
'Ronald!! You're home early - uh, this isn't what it looks like!'
Chet Blows Another Sale.
"I'm tired of this full-time job. I want a part-time job."
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The Imperfect Hostess
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When in Rome...
Tags:suburbs, suburb, suburban, etiquette, housewives, housewife, folding, napkin, napkins, when in rome do as the romans do, when in rome, boring, bored, infuriating, infuriates, posh, fancy, pretentious, pretentiousness, comic strip, comic strips, comic-strip, comic-strips, dinner parties, dinner, manner, manners, job, jobs, occupation, busy, hobby, hobbies, middle class, middle-class
"You don't mind being referred to as a stay-at-home with crazy amounts of help, do you?"
Bad Housekeeping: The Magazine For Women Who Couldn't Care Less
Tags:housekeeping, housekeeper, housekeepers, housewife, housewives, married life, gender role, gender roles, gender stereotype, magazine, magazines, magazine article, magazine articles, cleaning, cleaner, cleaners, houseplant, houseplants, dustball, dust ball, dust balls, gender politics, reading material
"I managed a house with four kids, three dogs, and twelve plants. How's that for management experience?"
"My husband said I should try a cookbook when I'm cooking! But I don't think it will taste any better!"
'Mom...You're not setting the feminist movement back 50 years just to make me happy, are you?'