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Sunday, November 2, 2008

There Are People

There really, truly are. People who never have to do dishes, fold laundry, or clean off the island in the kitchen. There are people who never have to cook a meal or go to the office. There are people who spend their whole lives never having to do mundane tasks for themselves. I want to be rich, not to have stuff, but to be one of those people.

Instead, I woke from the family nap (in the family bed, which only happens during the day and leaves me more exhausted than not sleeping) to cook a chili, do some dishes, put away groceries, and clean off the island. And that's just the have-tos list.

If I were rich, someone else would warm the baby bottle (oh, let's just face reality...I serve it cold), prepare the changing table, and pick up the toys. Soemone else would change the batteries in the swing, mobile, and bouncy seat. Someone else would do the piles of laundry. I'd still take care of the kids (I like that part), but the "nanny" could set up the playdoh area for us, and we'd just have to sit and play. Bliss.

Will you be my servant? I won't pay you, but think of the eternal reward.

Etcetera.

3 comments:

Frog said...

I totally agree... I rarely nap and today I was SUPER busy!! Cleaning inside and then cleaning the flowerbeds outside, shoveling 8 wheelbarrels full of mulch to put in the flowerbeds...

A LONG day...

Fred said...

There are also people who just don't do it. Others call us lazy pigs. We prefer the term "bohemian."

Mathochist said...

I used to wish I was one of these people, too, until someone put the idea in my head that serving my family in this way made me holier. So now I try to do all these things and have a good attitude about them. (I have to try really, REALLY hard most of the time. And don't always succeed...)