Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Airing out DIRTY laundry

Growing up I was always taught not to air your dirty laundry to anyone.  Well I normally don't, but on occasion I will admit I have.  Sometimes I just need someone to talk to.... to listen to me.  Here lately I feel like I am taken for granted.  It is not just the Holiday rush of things, it is just ALL the time.  I know I am homemaker, and very proud to say that I am.  I am glad my husband is able to provide for us without me having to go out and work.  I am glad I could raise my children and not have a daycare do that for me.  I am honored to be a stay at home mom, but being at home DOES NOT mean that is all I do.  I don't sit around the house eating bonbons with my legs propped up reading the newest magazine.  I barely have time to sit let alone read!  Come on I have a 3 year old, who spins entire cicles around me!  I do more than take care of Isaiah.  I have laundry, sweeping, dusting, mopping, folding, ironing, grocery shopping, bill paying, account management, cooking, dish washing, dish drying, taxi cab driving, daycare provider, and my list could go on.   Now if I were to sit down and see what the annual salary were for these individuals..... well let's just do that, shall we?

Laundress: 57,000
House Cleaner: 20,000
Dish washer: 22,000
Accountant: around 31,000
Personal shopper: 30,000
Taxi driver: 20,000
Daycare provider: 16,000

Okay so my worth would be...... $196,000 per year!!!  So who wants to say I sit around all day eating bonbons and reading a magazine?  Well, they have not actually said that, but the implication is there!

The other day it made me think more and more along the taking advantage of lines.  It was my oldest sons birthday.  He turned 13, and I had cleaned the house.  If I know I am going to have company I clean it from top to bottom so to speak.  Well Logan's room needed some major attention, try 1 1/2 hrs of it!  Anyway Logan came home from school looked at his room and there was no thank you, no nothing.  I told Brian I cleaned it, and all he said was it is about time!  HELLO!!!  To me my boys are old enough to clean their own rooms.  They make the mess, they should clean it up!  Okay not only that, but dinner was running a bit on the late side, because my lovely 3 yr old decided to make some extra messes for me to have to clean.  Well there was a remark about I thought dinner was at 6 not 7.  Umm, normally I am right on time or earlier, but this just happened to be a hard day at the office for me!  Well the dinner ended up being at 6:30 no biggie!  Zack's friend came up and so the older boys were in the livingroom bunking, and well let's just say they made a MESS, with a majorly big M!  The next morning I about choked!  My once clean house was disaster zone 101!  No one helped me clean it up.  I felt like a used up rug thrown out to the trash!  No one was even home for me to yell at them.  So dutiful me cleans it all back up as usual.  They all come back home and again not a word is said edge wise.  The only thing said, Mom I am hungry what is for dinner.  You know how much I would love to say, I don't know, you tell me!  I guess all Mom's feel washed up at some point......

Here are some pics of Zack's birthday.....

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