I’m off the road for 3 days. I have 2 dogs and essentially, 3 kids. A 3 year old, a 5 month old, and a 31 year old (my husband). Before I leave on this next run, I want my house cleaned. I’d like to come home to a nice clean home instead of come home to a bunch of “to do’s.”
As I am home cleaning my house, wrestling with the vacuum on the stairs, while trying to reign in my 3 year old with the spray bottle, as the baby is screaming from the other room. I started pondering. Why is that so many things are left to women? I mean, when it comes to cleaning the house, changing the baby, doing the laundry, bed time, bath time, lunch time, nap time, doing dishes, doing homework, picking up clothes, picking up toys, picking up BEER BOTTLES. Why is it automatically assumed that it’s the woman’s job to get it done? Then I wondered …
Is it truly assumed that it’s our job or is it just that we want it done ? Speaking for myself, if I don’t do it, it doesn’t get done. Listen, I adore my husband, but, he can stand to leave a beer bottle by the bedside for months. I think it smells, looks tacky and adds to the mess along with his socks, underwear, pants, shoes, receipts from his pockets and whatever else is piled up on his side of the bed.
As I continue to think about this, I decide, it IS our assumed role to be the “responsible” one. Hey, I would love to stay up ’til midnight drinking beer, but, I have to get up with the baby at 5 a.m. It would be awesome to go fishing for the weekend, but, I can’ t leave the kids that long. I would give anything to hop in my car, without having to pack up, load up, plan ahead – and just go for a drive. But, no. Since the beginning of time, women have got to carry the load of taking care of the family.
This leads me to believe it all goes back to the beginning. Eve and that damned apple. I have had many a fruit in my lifetime. I really like apples. However, with all that was going on in the Garden of Eden, could she not have chosen something else? All the crap that us woman have to deal with, paying the price for an APPLE ?!
I think by now, I have a long list of things that I would like talk to eve about. First and foremost PMS. Oh, and then, the child bearing thing. The weight gain, the swelling, the cramps, labor, varicose veins, hair loss, THESE DAMN HIPS, cellulite, mood swings. I even think Eve is behind why I cry at Hallmark commercials. I know somehow SHE is responsible for that too.
Needless to say, by the time my life is done, I will definitely have a bone to pick with Eve. The list will be so much longer at that point, but, we’ll have eternity. So I can guarantee you that I will be spending a great deal of time giving her a piece of my mind.
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