Wednesday, November 5, 2008

speaking of tsunamis . . .

I think I'm drowning. Since mon mari (we're ALL learning French at my house) took on considerably more responsibility at his job, and I did as well, suddenly our time-tested dance of shared responsibilities is not so smooth. In the past (it seems so long ago) he did everything related to food---the shopping, the planning, the preparing, the picking up of the CSA box weekly---and my son and I did the cleanup. My husband also did the lion's share of the laundry and paid all the bills.

In return, I did the outside work--the weeding, the raking etc. I also did the homework support, the school meetings, the basic housework---enough to keep us from living in squalor---and the general house-related stuff. It seemed to work.

No more. Most days my job demands all my attention from 7:30-6:00. then I go home and try to feed myself and my son. Then we begin the homework effort--(last night was chemistry--egad) then he goes to bed and it's time to cleanup, do laundry, and then begin my own homework to be ready for 7:30 the next day. Then, I'm up at 5:00 in the morning to take the dog for his required one mile walk.

I called in sick to my last Chinese class. Something had to give. glug glug . . . .

3 comments:

Greg said...

wow you have so much on your plate. Hang in there.

Andrea said...

Here's a metaphorical life preserver.....

Get a roomba. Wyatt will adjust. It will vacuum while you're gone. It's magic. Run the dishwasher last thing at night, so you can put dishes away in the morning. My latest toy is the wet-jet mop. I resisted it because it's so un-environmentally-okay. But so was my kitchen floor :( Now at least my floor is clean. And, I know that ton mari (how'd I do?) will probably object, but I would starve to death were it not for my crockpot. And you're just going to have to figure out "you-time" -not that I've got a handle on that and I live ALONE!!

Nina said...

I think the first thing I need to do is stop whining! I'm just a little overwhelmed. I'll figure it out . . .

thanks for the support.