Wednesday, July 26, 2006

for all my SAHM's!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside,still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty foodboxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
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 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. Toys were strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in aheap 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 every day 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."

32 comments:

alison said...

This is perfect and so true. Nobody realizes what hard work moms do all day until you stay home and experience it yourself. And this, my friends, is exactly why I went back to work after staying home for just one year. :)

Stephanie A. said...

Even if I were a stay at home mom I fear my house would still look like that. I'm a mess no matter how much time I have.

Jenn said...

HAHAHAHAHA Nice!

Miss Britt said...

this is awesome!

Mega Mom said...

One of my all time favorites!

Lisa said...

Have fun at BLogher. Have a few drinks for me! SO envious. WOuld LOVE to meet you and the other chickies.

ALso, this post cracked me up.

norcalgirl28 said...

The sad thing is...after she proved her point, I bet she had to go back and clean the entire mess up, bathe the kids and get them to bed. Oh, and make dinner for him. God, knows they aren't going to clean the house!!!!! Love you Frank! :)

EC said...

LOL - I can totally relate ;) I OFTEN feel like doing that exact same thing to my husband sometimes!

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man. Fucking love that! Am making my husband read it when he comes home. Thanks, Jennster.

Lisa

Kelly said...

LOL!
I'm liking that one.
A lot.

Dustin said...

zzzzzzzzz

;)

Mom101 said...

I love this...except it could have been written from the pov of this wohm too!

theresa said...

funny!!!!As a working mom who used to be a SAHM, I know that staying at home is harder work that running a law office. That's for sure.

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

Priceless! I'll be sure to send it on to all the men I know who fail to appreciate their wives :)

Piece of Work said...

You KNOW I love that!!

LindaJ said...

That is a true story. I wish every mom/wife/girlfriend all over the worls would do that just for one day to prove a point.

Elizabeth said...

The problem the Mom in that story has is that she hasn't learned how to put her kids to work! If I was sick or something and needed a day off, my boys could make all their own meals, clean up after themselves, and do light housekeeping. I am raising these boys to know how to keep house!

Megaland said...

HAHAHAHAH!!!!! That is perfect! I'm gonna send that one to the hubby and post it on my mommies website. :)

FFF said...

Love it!

carmachu said...

Absolutely true. Very nice.....

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I love it!

jen said...

HA HA HA!!! Loved it!

Rachel said...

So funny. I am not a mom but I have the utmost respect for those who are!

Kevin Charnas said...

that's fucking excellent! love it!
you're a dirty slut, but i love it.

Rainman said...

I love Kevin's comment. To dam funny.

But that story can't be true. If it was, he would have asked her to get him a beer and find the remote before she cleaned up the house. Dah!

Stephanie said...

Thank you! Ain't it the truth!

Angry Dad said...

Man, there must be osmosis going on around the web, because I keep reading all these similar posts on similar topics! I wrote a blog on this a few days ago too!! (Except it was from the guys side - and what SAHM's think we do at work, LOL!!!)

Lotta said...

I have heard this story before and think of it all the time when husband comes home to a mess.

Virginia Belle said...

oooohhhh!

that is awesome.

i am definitely sharing this w/some friends of mine! and maybe my mom.

hope you are having fun @ blogher!!!

can't wait for pics!!

jennifer starfall said...

that is fucking awesome. i'm linking to it for all the SAHM's i know...

carrie said...

Gah! I can't believe that I missed this one last week! I haven't heard that joke in like 9 years!!! Thanks for the laugh, totally needed that!

Carrie

kristarella said...

Haha! Priceless.