Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Rebuttal to My Dear Husband’s Incessant New Whine

While Kristin of Country Mouse comes Unhinged was kind enough to come whine for us today, there is nothing whine-worthy about Kristin herself. First off, she is the grandmother to the uber-adorable Lily. But more importantly, Kristin represents a major blogging milestone for me: the first time someone I had never met linked to me. And wrote awesome things about my blog. Which I may or may not have printed out and hung over my bathroom mirror for my daily affirmations.

So. After all the years of you being away at work and me taking care of the house and kids the shoe is on the other foot and you are losing. your. shit.


Wondering out loud (and forcefully, I might add) why you spend so much time cleaning up the kitchen counters only to turn around and have to do it all over again?

Can’t figure out why nobody can throw away empty oatmeal containers, soda cans, egg cartons, lunch meat wrappers?

What’s that? Hot and bothered because your family can’t figure out how to put their dishes in the sink and rinse them? How to load or unload the dishwasher? How to put the mayo away after making a sandwich?

How is it that laundry is laying around everywhere but in the hamper?

It’s so difficult to get anything done because your day is all chopped up by running to piano lessons and Aikido and 4-H and you’re reconsidering whether the kids should even be in extracurricular activities?

I love you, dear Hubby, but there is no other answer I can give you to those questions than this:

This is what it’s like. This is how it is.. This is how it’s always been for me and will always be for you.

Suck it up, baby. It’s all yours now : )


Manic Mommy said...

HA! Awesome.

michelle said...

Every man should have to experience this for a 6 month period of time (but not know that it ends in 6 months, or it won't have the same zing to it). They need to feel the joy and crushing weight of being home and having to know and do EVERYTHING!

The Mother said...

Oh, yeah. I have wanted to scream that at my husband for twenty years!

Amazing how the guy who always takes YOU to task for not having any patience left at 6 pm suddenly LOSES IT when he has to watch the kids!

MommyTime said...

Ah yes. The truth hurts the husbands, doesn't it? This is why I don't feel bad about teaching late one night per week. Of course, I come home to a filthy kitchen and children's clothing all over the house -- but at least I didn't also have to do all the work of dinner and bedtime too.

Lynn C Mama to 3 said...

I think that it should be national policy that men should have one week's vacation provided from work so that women can actually go on vacay and men can truly see what our world is like.

Marinka said...

You are so lucky to have the shoe be jammed onto the other foot! love the whine.

ShallowGal said...

My concern is that he'd do it better than me. I haven't set the bar all that high.

xoxo, SG