The first being how difficult it was to make it interesting to write about. I don't personally find housework very entertaining, but that wasn't the only issue. This week I wasn't just playing the role of a housewife, but a Stepford housewife. While I thought it would be a fun role play game, I found it very difficult to write about. I had to lose my personal interests and only think about my husband. For a Stepford wife the husband is her only interest. Now, I am not saying my husband isn't interesting....but I had trouble describing the ho-hum week as interesting. I think it would have been easier if I had stayed in character like Stephen Colbert. Unfortunately, I litterally just thought of that. It never occurred to me until I wrote it just now. At least it gives me a great idea for tomorrow's post. Tomorrow I will give you a taste of my Stepford personality!
Challenge number three was preparing a hot breakfast (almost) every day. I love hot breakfasts, but I am not a morning person. I can't stress that enough. I am not a morning person. When I cook breakfast it is never before 9am and since Shannon leaves for work before 7:30am this was a real problem for me. When forced to get up that early I am lucky if I don't mistakenly pour the coffee in the cereal instead of milk. I think using the oven was a very brave and foolish gamble. Luckily, I did not burn the house down.
The final challenge was how Shannon reacted after the week was over. On the last day I thought he was sad it was over, but I was mistaken. He was angry! The day after Stepford week was over I was helping Shannon with dinner and when I found I couldn't do anything without a criticism from him, I left him and his bad mood alone. Of course, this only made his mood worse.
By the time he came upstairs Shannon wasn't holding anything back. After fighting for a