First and foremost are the long work hours. After working most of the day and then staying up most of the night we really want some time off. Trying to stay awake the next day to take care of and entertain a sick or cranky child is no piece of cake. Speaking of cake, I will take some vegan or parve cup cakes. I really think that the cats have made decisive strides here. By finding a warm, quite and out of the way place to curl up and sleep. A nice sunny and quite place sounds good right now. Do you think anyone will find me curled up behind the couch?
Which brings up the issue of pay. Have you ever tried to buy a new dress with sticky, peanut butter and jelly hugs. Our kids really have to come up with a more universally accepted payroll system. We want wardrobes comparable to what other women in the work place get to wear on a daily basis. Have you ever noticed that really tired mommies wear pj's well after noon? Now if we can make rules about little sticky hands not being allowed to muck up the new wardrobe.
This also brings up all the activities that the kids just have to do. I am not feeling really positive about 7 year olds padding their college applications by making us drive them from one activity to the next. Do they think we are also chauffeurs? Take soccer for instance. The sport has become so popular that practices are ending after my bed time. Can't I just give you a ball to kick around the back yard? After all just how many of you will actually break even on this sport by getting actual money for college? You can't expect to make me sit with some of those parents that yell at everyone. Who knows, they might think that they are the Knitting Police too. And the music lesson. Instead of practicing in the house take your practice outside and let the entire neighborhood enjoy the strides that you are making, so that they can see their tax dollars at work.
Yes, I know that I am using a lot of run on sentences. For the Spelling and Grammer Police out there you are grounded until further notice. xoxo Your Mommie on the run.