Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I Love my Men, but...
...THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HELP OUT MORE AROUND THE HOUSE!
(Oh--this is the Thanksgiving picture referred to in the previous post...the better of two.)
Back to the topic. My husband and I have been discussing the possibility of me increasing my hours at work to full time.
I've been telling my husband that life is going to change around here, if I go to work full-time. (currently I work part-time) He and the boys are going to have to help with the housework, laundry, cooking, dishes, etc, etc. Of course he says, "sure". But I'm not so sure.
My men are pretty dependent on me. It's probably my fault. It's much easier to do things myself and get them done faster and neater.
I'm not sure if I will end up going full-time---but just in case, I'm going to begin re-training my men.
My oldest son, already does his own laundry. He wears everything he owns...twice. Then he tries to stuff everything in the machine. (I had to talk to him about that because it threw the drum off the track during the spin cycle.) Then he forgets to put it in the dryer.
And...as of two weeks ago the boys are doing the dishes. The oldest on M W F and the youngest on T TH S. (Sunday everyone helps...or we eat out.) So far I've noticed that the frying pan, or any large apparatus doesn't get done. Or it is "soaking". It "soaks" all night and greets me first thing in the morning. Last night, I helped one boy clean the kitchen. One hour later the other boy made nachos and salsa for "dessert" and left grated cheese on the counter, salsa in the sink, and his plate in the living room.
I'll keep you posted about the training.
Any helpful hints from you working moms (or dads) out there?
My mother always gives great advice.
"Keep your sense of humor."
Have a nice day!