September 1, 2009

My guess is right about now my husband is wondering if my salary is worth it

As I've mentioned before, I work from home but from time to time I have to make a business trip out of town. Today I had to jog down to Houston for a quick meeting. I was there and back in just a few hours - love Southwest - and I got the last credit needed for a free flight to boot! All in all, not a bad day for me.

Here is a look into my husband's day:

6:20 AM - Wake up after sleeping on the couch because wife was coughing ALL night long

6:25 AM Throw tired, grumpy the kids in the car, drive mom to airport because my large/loud car is in the shop and we are down to one car right now

7:10 AM Drop mom off as kids are crying and asking mommy to please not go

7:30 AM Make a run through McDonald's drive-thru for breakfast, get kids home

7:35 AM Clean up spilled chocolate milk from white carpet in kids playroom from aforementioned McDonald's trip

7:45 - 9:30 AM Lots of frustrating arguments with daughter that end with "well, that's just awful!" Continually shaking head as son randomly runs into the room and yelling "Haprise Daddy!" and then runs out again

9:35 AM Chase naked children around the house trying to get them dressed

10:20 AM Take children dressed in non-matching outfits to pediatrician

10:27 AM Arrive at the pediatrician office 7 minutes late

10:25 AM Explain to 4 year old that she is going to have a flu shot and some other shot

10:26 AM Lose most of hearing in both ears from the screams

10:30 AM Have mommy call and calm down child a bit - enough to get said shots

10:33 AM Lose rest of hearing and inspect my wounds from the assault received from the 20 minute meltdown after said shots were given

10:34 - 11:00 Ask doctor a bunch of inane questions that wife has written down for each child - running the gamut of bladder infections, wax in the ears and thoughts on swine flu

11:01 Sheepishly sulk out of doctor's office throwing apologetic glances at all mother's waiting with their now nervous children because my child's screams have scared the hell out of everyone in a 2 mile radius

11:30 AM Take children to guitar store

11:33 AM Realize in a panic, I somehow have to get work done today

11: 35 AM Purchase daughter a guitar

12:00 PM Go home, feed lunch, put 2 year old down for a nap and have 4 year old take some time in her room to relax

12:30 PM (NOTE: In my head he mixes a cocktail here, but I can't confirm that)

2:00 PM Go to Home Depot and to get spray paint because daughter wants a pink guitar and not a red one

2:05 - 2:25 Tussle with 4 year old over gloss and semi-gloss spray paint (NOTE: As a man who has built countless guitars in our basement, he oddly has a deep knowledge of what is better for painting a guitar - but I find that her argument for the one with the prettier can is pretty valid)

2:25 PM - 5:30 PM It's kind of a blur, just did stuff to keep the children occupied in and out of the house. At one point take purple guitar cord that 4 year old insisted on buying off of 2 year old's neck explaining that it isn't a necklace and could in fact choke him. Somehow get 2 video shoots set up and write 1/2 of a treatment for a music video that is due tomorrow.

5:30 PM Pick up dinner, feed children food completely devoid of nutritional value, wrangle kids to bed and wait for lovely wife to come home from her stressful day

Forever AM/PM Appreciate how amazing my wife is and in constant awe of how she gets everything done. (NOTE: That might be in my head too)


  1. LOL!! Well I bet it makes him appreciate you more for sure!!

  2. Now that he has had a glimse of your daily's he going to sugar you up? A new car? Day at the spa? Vacation? Chance to use that free plane ticket to destination unknown?

    Thanks for the chuckle,

  3. Okay I haven't been keeping up with this, but I started reading again today and I am crying I am laughing so hard!! It made my day. :)
    DEFINITELY time for a get-a-way to our San Diego spot with our "oh so big car!! :)

    Love you,

  4. You guys are dreaming - after that day he's never going to let me leave the house again - even if it is for a quick pedicure! :)

  5. Thanks for the laugh lady! Now I don't feel so bad for Roth having to deal with Biscuit while I am away....but the question still our salary REALLY worth it???


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