9 hours ago
Thursday, April 7, 2011
LAMENT OF A REAL, REAL HOUSEWIFE
HOWEVER. For the past 8 years I have worked outside the home. Most of the kids have left the nest. The one that is still here is 17. The hours I work allow me a lot of time to continue my household "duties" before I go to work for 8 hours in the evening. I usually make a dinner or have a list of easily prepared items available for heating posted in the kitchen.
Yesterday Ally wanted to make pancakes after I had cleaned up the kitchen, swept and mopped the floors and vacuumed the rugs. I said it was OK if she cleaned up after herself.
When I got home last night, included in the usual dinner mess were all the breakfast dishes. When I confronted her this morning after I had cleaned up most of the mess, she looked around and said "it's just one bowl."
This is my lament.