Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dirty Laundry (Pun Intended)

I think I do a lot around my household.

I keep the babies, Michael, and me well-fed. Cooking and meal-planning are things that truly aren't easy for me, so it takes a lot of forethought on my part to make sure everyone is eating three square meals a day. I prepare the meals and feed the babies completely on my own. I also clean, do the dishes, do all of my laundry, do the babies' laundry, and at times, do Michael's laundry. I bathe the babies on my own, dress them, give them their bottles, and take care of naptimes and bedtime. And I imagine, in September, I will do all of these things PLUS have a full-time teaching job that isn't a 9-5 stint. That work comes home with me. I'm rarely thanked or told I'm appreciated, because it's just part of my job.

That's why it PISSES ME OFF when I come home to an empty, dirty container that was full of Rice Krispie treats when I left, just placed by the sink, waiting for me to scrub it. And a laundry basket, full of my clean, UNFOLDED laundry that was pulled out of the dryer and thrown in the basket in one big heap. And a husband snoring away on the sofa.

Why don't they get it?!?!?!


  1. lol. my favorite is the dirty glass (he had a chance to drink juice in the morning?) on top of the dishwasher. dishwasher has dirty dishes in it and plenty of room. this weekend i was cleaning the kitchen while the kids were eating and i looked over and he was sitting down eating a cupcake. i want to sit down! i want a cupcake! :)

  2. i'm sorry. give him a few years.... ;)

  3. Betty-
    Sitting down? I forget what sitting down feels like! The other day I was playing with the twins on the floor, and he was sitting on the couch, and I heard him SNORE. Are you kidding me?!?!?

  4. Oh Amy, I'm right there with you. Makes me want to scream. Right now though, I'm looking at a countertop full of dirty dishes and a dishwasher full of clean dishes. And I have 2, possibly 3 sick kids with me today. And I'm sick. No sick days or snow days for us SAHMs. grrr.


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