For the twelve of you who started reading this blog back when we went suburban, you know that when we left the city, I also left my amazing job as a school counselor. So aside from adjusting to life away from the grit and noise of the city, I’m also learning to be a stay-at-home mom.
I’ll be honest, the first couple of months were brutal. I don’t reference posts from these early days often as I was clearly getting my sea legs with the whole blog thing, but this is evidence of where my mind was.
Fast forward 9 months, and I’ve found my stay-at-home-mom groove. For the most part. The opportunity to play with my kids, manage their every developmental hiccup, tackle projects around the house… all afforded to me as a SAHM. But here’s where I draw my line. These are the tasks around the house that suck. I abhor them. I drag my feet about doing them. I would gladly hire them out if I could find a sucker willing to take on such a convoluted job description.
In no particular order of hatred:
1. Putting Away Laundry.
2. Tracking down the play food that migrates to all corners of the house, and returning it to the play kitchen… on the 3rd floor.
3. Putting away clothes the kids have outgrown.
4. Taking the full garbage bag out of the can.
5. Unloading the dishwasher.
6. Putting together the Rubik’s Cube that is bottles and sippy cups.
7. Taking out the recycling bin when it’s full. The smell of old juice and beer…ugh.
8. Changing the roll of toilet paper.
- Unloading the groceries
- Packing lunch
- Sorting children’s socks: they look the same except for 4 faded numbers, 6-12 mos/ 2-4 years
- Snack traps: it’s like a challenge for my kids to pry out the goldfish just so they can be stepped on and ground into every carpet of our house
What are your dirty little household jobs? Wanna trade?
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