Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Unexpected benefits of being a SAHM

Working later than usual, without any help, because The Employed gets to schmooze, eat restaurant food, drink beer and laugh after work hours.

Eating leftovers from a plastic container all while picking up shards of broccoli, cauliflower, and pizza crust while The Employed eats RESTAURANT FOOD with two hands, without being kicked in the head while picking up shards.

Twelve hour day that is topped off by fits of screams that are completely mysterious, followed by only a desire to jump off couch and nothing else while The Employed eats RESTAURANT FOOD sitting down in a chair, laughing, and probably chewing bites thoroughly.

Cleaning for house showings, cooking all meals, writing during naps for extra money, taking ZERO naps all day despite hardly a minute of sleep all night just to keep the household running smoothly with no employee recognition dinner while The Employed eats RESTAURANT FOOD after work hours!

Not that I'm bitter.

10 comments:

lesleysmeshly said...

Hopefully at the end of the day you get a huge hug, kiss, and an I love you to make it all worth it. It's amazing how the little things (eating out sans kids, the movies, taking a shower alone) become the best thing that ever was! So sad, so true.

InTheFastLane said...

Sounds like golf days in our house.

Karen said...

Hey, my Employed goes to a RESTAURANT and chews FOOD and drinks BEER with two HANDS while sitting down and LAUGHING. You think there's more than one husband? You think there's more than one wife?

Shannon said...

Restaurant food is over rated, it makes you fat :-)
I try to remember that my employed gets jealous of me because he'll never get back all the time/days with his snot-monkeys that he's missed because he's got to live in the "real world".

Kasie Sallee said...

((((Hugs!))))
You're not alone.
And don't forget that you're doing the most important job there is.
It's a little cliche, I know, but true.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Da! owes you. Time for a Girls' Night Out -- round up some of your girls and go!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you do sound bitter. Leave all of the negativity behind and enjoy being with your little ones. Heaven only knows that your husband would rather be there with you and the babies than be at work all day. Love them and enjoy them as much as you can!

Wendy said...

I emailed your post to my husband and this was his response:

"Funny. And I, the blissfully employed, sit here at my desk eating grape nuts while I simultaneously write a decision."

But HE'S showers daily and poops alone!

Still waiting for my weekend shower,
Wendy

Wendy said...

my apologies for any sleep-deprived typos...

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

No, no. Not bitter at all! Welcome to my world!