Sometimes when I’m frustrated with my husband, I think to myself, “Must be nice to be the dad and not the mom.” Moms out there, you know what I mean. Sure seems like the dads seem to take more time for themselves and their hobbies than we mothers do. To that end, I write this entry as if I were my husband for a day:
It’s 8:30 am on a Sunday morning, my morning to sleep in and wander downstairs in a haze. I wonder when I can get a nap in today… I’m not a morning person, I can barely see, and I make my way downstairs to grab the iPad and plant my butt into my recliner and change the channel on the TV to whatever I want to watch because I’m the king of the remote.
Just as I get comfortable, my wife who looks amazingly good for this early in the morning and who has too much energy for 8:30 am starts firing words at me that I pretend to listen to. Something about taking the trash out, doing a project in the nursery, and maybe something pertaining to the small child running around… something about a snack perhaps?
She leaves to shower and wash her hair, leaving me in charge, but I’m barely coincident of my surroundings. Is it nap time yet? Nope… gotta stay awake and watch the child.
Uh oh, it’s 9:05; I’d better rally the child for the snack that better be served on time or I will be in trouble – again. Why does Leighton always make such a big mess with his chocolate chip banana bread? Is it like this every day, or is it just on Sundays when I’m in charge of snack time? This sucks. He doesn't listen.
Finally, the wife is down here to take over so I can relax and think about my nap. Why am I so tired? I just got up. Maybe I should eat before I get goofy and crabby. But that means getting up. My wife is buzzing around the house doing who knows what… don’t care as long as she isn't nagging me to do something – anything right now. I’m trying to relax.
Oh, is it lunch time already? Where did the time go? Did I fall asleep? Looks like she’s feeding the child. He’s always eating. Maybe I’ll wait a little while to eat… then I don’t have to sit at the table. I can eat my food in my recliner where it’s comfortable, and I can see the TV better. Oh yeah, but then Leighton always comes over after he’s done and bugs me for my food like a puppy. Annoying. Is it his nap time yet?
Ahh… he’s asleep. Time for me. I think I’ll watch some random action movie or sports game really quietly so it won’t disturb me in case I fall asleep.
What’s that noise? What day is it? Oh, there’s the wife buzzing around again. Is Leighton up? Now she’s nagging me about showering. But I like to sit in my funk all day. Showering requires action and movement. Maybe I’ll wait until our son gets up so I don’t wake him and get in trouble – again.
Well, he’s up. Time to shower before the nag gets to me again. Did she ask me to do something this morning? I don’t remember. Oh well, if she wants it done, she’ll ask again or she’ll just do it herself.
I’m back from my shower, and the child is eating again. Where does he put all that food? What’s for dinner? I’d better not complain because I got in trouble last time… “Well, you plan the meals and make the food then!” No way. Better keep my mouth shut.
Ahhhh… the recliner… I love my recliner. Smells like she’s making dinner. I hope it doesn't suck because I won’t lie about it and tell her it’s good. That child is bugging me about something, but I don’t really feel like getting up. I’m comfortable. Maybe if I ignore him, he’ll go away. Besides, it’s the weekend, and it’s my time to relax and play video games all day on the wife’s iPad.
Dinner time… better make my way over to the table. Looks good. Tastes good. Better compliment the chef, of I’ll be in trouble again. Why am I always so scared of new recipes? She knows what I like and don’t like. She’s a really good cook. Now I have to sit with Leighton as he finishes and she cleans up. Better get the iPad to work on my game.
And it’s back to the recliner and more TV. Ahhh… the weekends are so relaxing…
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Cyndi M. Frick
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