Saturday, August 16, 2008

Desperate Housewives?

It occured to me this past week, as I was changing my baby's diaper on my office floor (ick) and wondering if Eric would notice if the rental phone was tucked away in a drawer somewhere (kidding) (or am I?)...that I can't wait to be a stay-at-home-mom beginning Monday.

I seriously am going to hole up in my house and not leave. For an entire week. I will make exceptions to go to the Trifecta of Necessity: 1) Publix 2) Target and 3) the tanning bed, but other than that? Homegirl will be at home.

I am going to finish cleaning out/color-coding my closet, decorating my guest room and label my pantry.

No, you're not high. I really did say "label my pantry."

It will probably take a week to do those things because my boss is pretty demanding. You might know him:

He's pretty cute as bosses go, yes?

So to all you working moms out there, I salute you. I did it for 15 days and wanted to knife someone.

To all of you SAHM's...enjoy the following story I found on my friend Rachel S.'s site. Then go prop your feet up, eat some chocolate and read a non-parenting-or-child-oriented magazine.

"A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas,playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the frontyard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.

In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, sand and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her, bewildered, and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "You know everyday when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?"

"Yes," was his incredulous reply.

She answered, 'Well, today? I didn't do it.' "



Amanda said...

You are so lucky! I would give anything to get to be a SAHM one day, but one of us has to have a steady income. Dang those commission only jobs! Have a great week!!!! We miss you in Chattanooga!

Michelle said...

Believe me , I know how much you cant wait to hand that DUMB phone over. I just hate that you wont be in the office as much.

Now on the stay at home role.... let me tell you. Those are the best days of your life. Being home with Dawson is the best. They grow up too fast and you will never be able to get these days back. Dawson will only be little once , so sit back and enjoy every moment.

When I was home with my kids, it was the best ever. Even last week when Jaden was home sick, it was kinda nice to just be home with him. Of course, school is now our daily routine.

ENJOY your days!!!

Meagan said...

Great story! And cheers to all you mom's out there... it really is a full time job!!! And to you, my dear La, no one does it better or with more grace than you! You rock and Dawson in one lucky little man!

Laura said...

You have got the cutest boss ever!! I just flip over those blue eyes! Who wouldn't want to stay home with him? Have fun!!

Rachel Wheat said...

I wouldn't get a thing done if that were my boss! I'd spend all day kissing those chubby cheeks!

Rach said...

That is the most precious picture ever! And isn't that such a hilarious little snippet story! It was great to meet you the other day and little Dawson too! He is just too adorable...and what a GOOD baby!

Megan L Hutchings said...


I know that you are thrilled to hand over that demanding phone! I am sure though that you juggled every moment with class and style ;)! I am so happy that you are able to be a SAHM and love on D word. He is one lucky baby!!!

I love you dearly and thank you for the salute!

Leigh Ann said...

Yeah. Have a great week with your boss! With eyes like that, I think I'd spend the entire week just gazing into them. Ha!

Lindsay said...

Oh how cool is that - you decided to join the ranks of us other SAHM's! What's doubly cool is that you got to experience working outside the home, even it was only for 15 days! Welcome to the hardest, most rewarding job, ever! Now you can become a blogaholic...cause you'll have so much time, you know. :)

Rachel Wheat said...

Tagged! Check out my blog for details!

Meagan said...

TAG! Your it, sister! I Tagged you... check out my blog for instructions!

Micah said...

You are so funny! I loved reading the above posts =). I hadn't checked in in a while, and thought I would see what was happening in your neck of the woods. Dawson is GROWING!!! That's what's happening! He is absolutely beautiful! What a sweet little boy. Hope you're doing well!

Dusty Brown: said...

Oh, so very true, and the baby is a doll, too...