Saturday, October 9, 2010

Queenie, You're FIRED!



Can you see Donald Trump?  He's here in my living room, comb over and all.  Pointing his finger at me as he surveys the clutter and buildup that's threatening to close in.  The tense music swells as he takes a breath, the little Trump sibs glance at each other knowingly.  He makes his declaration with that cheesy sweep of his hand, and I nod complacently.

Truth is, I should be fired.  I totally suck as a housewife.  Not always, but right now I do.  In fact, as I sit here on my arse, typing yet another blog entry I can see dishes stacked in the sink, waiting for some soul to pick off the dried on food.  I know there are about 5 loads of laundry waiting to be folded, while another two loads sit folded on my bed, waiting for someone to put it away.  We will be lucky if they don't just get dumped back into the hamper at 11pm tonight when I drag my body off to bed and don't have the energy to deal with it.

Who, me?

Yeah.  I suck.  I'm not sure what my deal is right now but I can't find motivation to do much of anything lately.  Can I blame Mother Nature on this?  Surely this cycles too, just like every other thing that sucks about being a girl.

And the poor hubs.  He works his tail off at work, and I want more than anything for our home to a warm, welcoming and peaceful place for him to return to.  I DO want him to WANT to come home afterall.  I'll never, ever forget a book I read once at a woman's Bible Study.  The author counseled that a good wife would have the house cleaned, dinner on the table and the children cleaned and calmly tucked away when the husband came home from his hard day at work.  I laughed my butt off at that - and I only had two kids back then.

Sorry babe, can't quite live up to THAT.  But in all seriousness, I do feel some sort of responsibility to have things at least somewhat bearable around here.  And I'm definitely falling down on that job lately.  And I feel guilty.  A few days ago while hubs washed the dishes that threatened to take over the sink, I stood behind him and apologized profusely for slacking, saying I felt bad that he had to work all day and then come home and work too.

Know what he said?

"You work all day too babe".

Swoon.  How do I even deserve that?

So here's the deal, I've got to get myself in gear.  Pull out of this funk or something.  Face reality that there will ALWAYS be dishes and laundry to do - put the big girl panties on and deal with it.  It's not going away.

I don't want to give Trump a reason to flail his wimpy firing hand at me.  I can totally rock this housewife thing.  I bet Trump doesn't even know how to do laundry.

So there.

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11 comments:

  1. I am in the same boat....minus the husband that does the dishes for me (in his defense, he works all day and is in grad school, which he is finishing in only a year) However, I would much rather sit on my rear and take a nap than tackle the massive pile up of things I have let slide the last week....if you find some motivation, feel free to send some of that mojo over my way =o)

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  2. Oh yeah, I hear you on this one! It's hard to not feel guilty when this things like dirty dishes are staring us in the face. But...we do what we can. Taking care of the children alone is a full time job, throw in housework...and ugh!

    Take heart, I think it comes in waves too. Some days I feel totally on top of things and others (most others) there are a million things to do.

    Your husband is right...you do work all day :)

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  3. Love this post. (Of course that's no surprise since I love all your posts.) I can sooo relate and I only have one kid! Your husband is so awesome. Man, are we lucky!

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    You have a beautiful family

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  5. Wow. This is pretty much EXACTLY how I'm feeling. No motivation to do any of it. And I know I should. But, at this point, I feel like I'm so far behind that it is overwhelming.

    I live in a house of all blue, but I guess we still have something in common! ;)

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  6. If it makes you feel any better, I bought Addie a new pack of undies at Target yesterday to avoid doing laundry. ;)

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  7. Hello, stopping by from SITS to say hi. Love the princesses.

    Jennifer

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  8. LOL! That is so me this last week. Though I now have an excuse, Saturday hit and so did the cold that was starting to wear on me all week, making me super tired and somewhat lazy!
    But sometimes even when I am not sick, I let clutter and dishes pile up. I always feel guilty but my hubby is also understanding!

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  9. Oh girl, I feel you!! I am feeling the SAME way. I cannot get it together and I feel like when I start one clean up project, it multiplies....and I get overwhelmed and just sit down and pout ;-)

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  10. Your husband sounds awesome. But I knew that already. You've made it clear that he's pretty fabulous! Give yourself a break, too. That's the biggest thing I'm learning since starting student teaching. My house may be a bit of a mess sometimes (and by bit I mean OMG) but if everyone is fed & happy & clean-ish, then some stuff can wait a little while. Dishes & laundry are always piling up around my house. I feel like as soon as I get the laundry done or the dishes running, there's a new pile that comes out of nowhere!!

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  11. oh wow yay, I am not the only one that feels this way LOL I doubt that you suck but I feel ya. I mean I only have three princesses haha but no, I know it's hard sometimes...hey wait I think I am sitting here typing away as my sink is full as well LOL and toys are surrounding my feet, and loads of laundry are waiting to fold themself, well I can only dream right LOL My husband says the same things but sometimes I feel like a failure in this area. I know there is only so much we moms can do in a day.....not enough hours is what I always say hahaha. You are so inpsiring to read when I can. Being a mom of all girls is a blast but definitely a challenge. You are a blessing and a fabulous mom and don't ever forget it :)

    I also love your title. I have another blog titled House of Pink that I hardly ever use but reconsidering lol

    Blog
    http://www.peacefulislandmother.yolasite.com

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