So this just happened.
Idiot: So what do you do?
Me: I’m a mum.
Idiot: So you’re a housewife?
Me: I don’t really like that term. Makes me sound like I do nothing all day (Not entirely PC but we’ll get to that later)
Idiot: Housewives are extremely busy. I dont know what youre talking about. You modern women all look down upon housewives because they’re uneducated, look after the kids and do mom stuff, things that yall frown upon because you glorify high powered corporate jobs, living and travelling ovrseas and the modelling industry
Me: Hello? I am a housewife. I just said that I don’t like that term. For exactly the same reasons you’ve just cited.
Idiot: Hahaha! Get used to it! [You] get married to an ang moh (Caucasian) and be his trophy wife that sits at home all day and looks pretty for him when he gets back home. geez.
What???? I tell people that I’m a housewife and they say “Wow! You’ve got an easy life!”. I say I don’t like the term “housewife”, they call me a snob and then turn around and say I don’t do anything all day!! I can’t win!
There is nothing wrong with being a housewife. I just identify myself as a mum. And you know what housewives and mums do all day? We cook your meals, wash your dirty laundry, do your grocery shopping, wipe your butts and make you princess ice cream cakes! Yes, we do all that on top of looking pretty. Some mums go back to work too. I’m just not that capable.
This week has not been smooth sailing. This week, I found out that my car, which broke down two weeks ago, is beyond repair. The day after I found this out, my MP3 player in the kitchen broke. The next day, my dishwasher broke. Two days later, we find out that the kitchen sink hadn’t been fitted properly with the proper pipes and so it’s been dripping under the cabinet for God knows how long. So as I am typing this, I am without a car, music, dishwasher and a kitchen sink. AND the girl is coughing. July has GOT to be better.
Anyway, that ice cream cake I made. It was pretty, wasn’t it? Not so pretty to cut though. I left it out on the kitchen counter for about 20 minutes before cutting and it was still pretty tough to cut. A couple of changes I would make when I do make this again:
- Frost with buttercream instead of whipped cream. Not sure if it would be better but the whipped cream stayed frozen even after the ice cream has softened considerably. I might even consider frosting with ice cream itself but I’d have to work very quickly though.
- Use a cookie crumb base instead of an actual cake. I went with a cake base because I needed the height but it proved to be difficult to cut and eat when frozen. I did kind of anticipate that though.
I would definitely make this again. Because it’s so easy and pretty and every little girl deserves a princess cake. Just thought I’d follow up on that and I didn’t want to just rant. Here’s to a better July!