In the past, being a ‘Housewife‘ didn’t really mean anything apart from a woman who just stays at home to ‘man’ the home-front. But these days, the word ‘Housewife’ connotes ‘stay home mum who does no other work apart from cooking, cleaning, rearing kids, gossiping, forming or joining the famous ‘wives’association’, generally minding other people’s business’ as compared to being a ‘Home-maker‘ who is a stay-home mum that cooks, cleans, rears kids, ‘mans’ her home front, has an extra job to earn some cash (and probably respect) and generally minding her business.
I have observed that apart from the many ‘jobs’ the housewife is involved in, they are good at ‘monitoring’…in fact very good! They monitor everything monitorable, even their husbands. They are never comfortable staying in their space until they move into yours!
If you are a husband out there, your wife has a ‘monitoring spirit’ if she does any of the following and more…*hehehe*
Or anytime, your family members are having a private discussion with you, you catch them doing this…