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a more thankless task than housework? Lock Rss

hi girls,

ever get sick of doing housework day in and day out, day in and day out each and every day? Though I really enjoy staying home with my daughter and have that luxuary of being financially ok in not being pushed back to work, I really am starting to hate mopping and having to cook every night with the occassional night off with either dinner at my parents or takeaway.

Don't get me wrong, DH does wash the dinner dishes, washes DD and puts her to bed each night after he puts in an 8-10 hour day. It just seems a tad unfair in that even though you get the "break" from having to do the dishes or having to put them to bed, Dh seems to have the better end of the day whereby he gets to spend some time with DD after not seeing her all day etc..

Please don't tell me it is just me.

Many thanks for any responses in advance.
i'd have to agree with ya, i'm a single mum and my boys dad doesnt have anything to do with our kids so i have to do it all.

i think that the dads have it easier, they get to go off and socialise and work and be around adults all day long while we mums stay at home with tantrums and a heap of cleaning to do

It's not just you. My DH tells everyone he has the easy job going to work all day! Makes me smile a bit when he tells all and sundry that little titbit...

But yes, I'm over cooking... the rest of it doesn't bother me so much. But organising evening meals sux... And I'll add folding washing to the I'm over it list as well... seems like it's never done!
Sometimes I secretly wish to go back to work.
I love our girls but I really miss actually doing something and not having to redo it in 20 min. The adult conversation would be so much better than the screaming and the tantrums.

My husband is great and helps out heaps but then it just makes me feel like i haven't achieved anything coz I'm still in my pj's, covered in sick, poo and snot and the house looks worse than how it was when he went to work this morning.

I was having a really bad day once and I got an email from a friend. I can't find it but in general it said....
You may not have washed the windows, vaccumed/swept/mopped the floors, done all the washing, cooked dinner and still not have got one step closer to doing any of these. But you have your miracle(s) and so cherish the time you have with them.

Put a big smile on my face that day. Still does when I think about it!!

Definately not just you. I've been a SAHM for 5 years now and I think it took me a long time to realise how lucky I actually am. Some days, you clean and tidy, clean and tidy, then it's gets messy again. The next day it starts all over again. Wake up, breakfast, clean up after breakfast, repeat lunch and dinner. Washing to do, shopping to do, other errands to do. I could go on and on.

It does seem they have the better end of the day sometimes doesn't it? A clean, well looked after baby, a clean house and a nice dinner (most nights)

Oh and I just wanted to add my hat goes off to the single parents.

When having a lousy day, I read this over again (got by email a while ago...) to help me feel better:


Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the sticky tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from mens' bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mum?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's Mums like me.

What kind of little girl was your Mum?
1. My Mum has always been my Mum and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mum need to know about Dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mum marry your Dad?
1. My Dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mum eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My Grandma says that Mum didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mum doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because Dad's such an idiot.
2. Mum. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mum is, but only because she has a lot more to do than Dad.

What's the difference between Mums & Dads?
1. Mums work at work and work at home and Dads just go to work at work.
2. Mums know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Mums have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Mums have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mum do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't have spare time.
2. To hear her talk, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mum perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. You know, her hair. I'd die it, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mum smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

SEND IT ON TO OTHER MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, AUNTS and anyone else who has anything to do with kids or just needs a good laugh!!!

that is cool and helps
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