Monday, January 25, 2010

That's it I am STRIKING

I am seriously tired of being the bad cop in my house.  Come on my kids are wonderful but they aren't perfect!!!  Why does my husband think that its ok to come home at night and act that way?  They could have driven me insane all day.  He walks in and they are perfect.  Why does he get to be the good cop?

Jason was swinging from the fan last week but he's perfect.

Jason poured water all over my hardwood floors today...but he's perfect.

Faith knocked Jason down five times..but she's perfect.

Well guess what??? I'm not perfect.  I'm not the perfect mom.  I don't clean sometimes.  I don't cook that great!  My kids eat cereal for dinner when I want.  I feed my kids spaghetti even though my husband hates it.  I get mad.  I get even too.  At least I get even when my husband acts like I'm just exaggerating the situation.  I went on strike!  I got up looked at him.  You know what he did this morning again???  He woke me up for no reason.  Faith didn't have to go in today.  We had a doctor's appointment and he knew it.  He woke me up anyway. 

Told me to get up and start cleaning or some such nonsense.  This time...ladies and gents.. you will be proud of me.  I looked at him and said, "You stay home, big Idiot.  I'm not doing a thing today.  I'm on strike!"

He laughed at me and left.  HE LAUGHED AT ME.  Oh I was mad.  Ok let's get real here.  I am not going to NOT feed my kids so I did do that.  I did take Faith to the doctors.  I let them have the run of the house all day.  Yes it drove me insane.  But its the principle at this point.

Ken walks in the door at night.  Looks around.  Looks at the kids.  Looks back at me.  I just looked at him.  I was sitting in my recliner.  He starts hollering about the mess.  Peck Peck Peck on the computer.  Then he starts hollering about the blog.  Peck Peck Peck.  Then he goes in the kitchen.  Yup no dinner.  Peck Peck Peck.  Looks over the counter at me.  "Can you get up and make dinner?"  Peck Peck Peck "NO, I'M ON STRIKE!"  Peck Peck Peck.

"You can't be on strike!"

"Oh YES I can.  Fend for yourself!" and I sailed out the door.  Going to spend his money at Borders!!!

Man sometimes this blog is better than therapy.


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35 comments:

Angela said...

Sometimes that is what they need to get a little perspective on what all we do. I did 2 loads of laundry and asked the boyfriend to fold it (he was recently laid off from work, so he is home all day) I came home from work, and nothing was folded, the sink was full of dishes. I was livid, I decided I was going on strike. I didn't tell him, I just quit doing things. I got all my cloths from the basket, I haven't loaded the dishwasher, and I am running out of underwear. He finally asked what the deal was. I said that I just wanted him to see how much I do, and appreciate it a little, and help out now that he is home! Men don't get it! But we love them.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

You go with your bad self!!

Mighty M said...

That is awesome! I'll remember that for future use. Enjoy your strike! :)

Robyn said...

Aren't they though? Just think how much money THAT would cost!

Shell said...

I bet that felt good!

On Saturday, after SLEEPING IN until almost 11, Hubs told me that he was going to take 2 of our boys to his mom's house so that I could clean the house while the baby slept. He was going to go golfing. And the house needed to be perfect because the guys were coming over for a poker game.

I LOST it. I told him that if he played golf, I was taking a freaking nap...oh, I can't even tell you all that I screamed.

He did come to his senses and helped clean instead of golfing. Smart man, as I wouldn't have done a dang thing if he'd been gone all day.

baili said...

wow you write so wonderfully i found myself in your home watching all, and enjoyed very much I AM ON STRIKE,i wish i could do this,you have lovely blog and got lovely writing style i hope children and hubby will learn to help and listen you soon dear ,have a blessed life

Brian Miller said...

so are you making picket signs for the front yard today. smiles.

The Mommyologist said...

HA! You definitely deserve to go on strike when you want to! And none of us are perfect and we all get mad sometimes and we all need some time off!

Amy said...

that is just too funny....

StepherB said...

So since when did it become the woman's job to always do the cooking and the cleaning? I am not the only one making the messes and I sure as hell am not the only one eating! Plus I work a full time job! I like the strike idea! I am even going to make me a little picket sign! :)

Tina said...

This is so funny - and so real life.
Good for you for sticking it out!
I found your blog through a friends follow me friday link - and I must say I am glad I stopped by - you are so funny!

Michele said...

OH WOW... you go GIRL!!
I had a friend who did this as well. Too funny, and yet, not so funny really.

I bet it felt good.
Hope your point was an eye opener for hubby.
I'm single, but I do remember a time last year when I was in the hospital and Trinity's dad had to take her for 2 weeks. 2 WEEKS straight, not just a night here and there when he felt like it.

I'll tell ya, after that he was a little more respectful of the things I do. ;)

Ali said...

oooo, I might use this soon!

Just Breathe said...

Good for you. You did the right thing. If your not appreciate you have to stand up for yourself.

Katy & Ross said...

You go! Sometimes all you need is a little quiet time with a credit card :)

Erin said...

I'm so glad you stood up for yourself and didn't give in! Sometimes I think men don't have a clue what it takes to run a household, be a mom, etc...they just don't get it. I am guilty of not letting my husband take more responsibility. I guess b/c I feel guilty that he works and gets a paycheck---I work (i.e. SAHM), but it's not something that pays the bills. Sigh.

Corrie Howe said...

I'm lucky that my husband helps me enough with the kids that he knows how much I do.

But we did have trouble for awhile about my oldest back talking me. My husband never believed it was as bad as I said. Then one day he overheard my son back talk me while I was on the phone talking to him. I think if he could've come through the phone, he would've. "Is that what you've been telling me?" I said, "No. This is mild compared to what I normally get."

Vodka Logic said...

wow, good for you. Not a fan of your husband myself..today.

What happened next

Flory said...

I work outside the home. I had to take a week off the first week of January because my sitter (my mom)was on vacation. After running all day after the kids, I had no energy for cooking. "What's for dinner", my husband asks. "Eat what you want," I said. He was annoyed, but I didn't care.

Sometimes they just don't know when to shut up. Not their fault, but good for you for taking a stand.

Mrsblogalot said...

Definitely better than therapy!!!!

I am so proud I could cry (-:

sweetjeanette said...

Just Borders?!?!? Girl, you go get some shoes!...and while you're at it, get a mocha late, and make it a Venti!!!! LOL.

Thanks for visiting and following my blog from Friday Follow. I'm followin' ya right back!

Aunt Juicebox said...

lol You'd think that dude would have learned to stop waking you up for no reason by now. I think it's time for a few wake up calls of your own, next time HE doesn't have to be up early.

Amber Page Writes said...

Good for you! I was cheering for you all the way through this post.

Midday Escapades said...

Right on! Same at my house. I think I will strike with you. So, whatda you get at Borders?

Mommyof2girlz said...

You rock! For all those SAHM's out there that are under appreciated by their husbands and their kids I applaud you. I hope you had a wonderful dinner! Can not wait to see if he kisses butt or sticks his foot in it. Thanks for stopping by today, so glad you did! Following :)

Danielle said...

*sigh of relief* I love when people are so real. I am no where near perfect either.

xoxo
Danielle

injaynesworld said...

Ah yes... yet another reason why I'm single. ;)

Missy said...

I've gone on strike before. A couple of times. It does good each time; for a while.

Lazy Bone said...

Hi! Great Blog. I'm following you now from the friday follow.

inannasstar said...

1. Blogging is my therapy.

2. I live with a good cop too. My sister-and-law and I (as well as my bfff and I) have all realized that men are truly clueless when it comes to raising children.

erica said...

If I saw you on strike, I would totally beep my car horn at you for support!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope the strike ends soon. I bet your husband doesn't cook like you can. Thanks for stopping by.

yonca said...

Good for you! Sometimes it helps to let them see things with our eyes!

CountessLaurie said...

hope his eyes open soon! you are very very tolerant. i would have gone lorena bobbitt on hom long ago...

Kristi said...

Good for you! (and don't you hate it when they laugh at you when you are really upset about something!) I know when I choose to do nothing all day (housework related) my d.h. seems to immediately get in a bad mood when he walks in the door...