Originally Posted by heidirk
I was just thinking about this today. He leaves the house each morning with perfect confidence that not only will everyone be alive when he gets home, but everyone will have been fed, is clean, and the house is clean and everyone is in a reasonably good mood, and no one needs him for anything more than a snuggle.
yes! this is mine down to a tee. Last night dd screamed and would not be put down asleep or awake from 6:30 until 11 pm. I'm pretty sure the mainstream world would call her "colicky" and much as I love her I feel confident in calling her a "high needs" baby since she only sleeps in the sling or in our bed with one of us snuggling her. none of that bassinet stuff for her.
and during this time SO watched me try to comfort her, tried a couple times, realized that she was going to cry no matter what, and finally shrugged and sat down at the computer and put his earphones in to watch a movie.
of course, she cried no matter what for ME too. but, you know, I'm mom, so that makes it ok.
I'm pretty sure he does not understand that it takes epicamounts of effort to produce a clean house, 3 healthy meals, and 2 happy, well dressed children by the time he gets home. especially when you have a child who follows you around all.day.long. asking questions like "mommy, why don't I have a vagina?" and "mommy, can you smell my butt? It's dirty and it stinks." while simultaneously climbing the walls. literally. my kid can scale walls. he reaches things *I* can't reach, and makes huge messes with them while I'm otherwise occupied. Like right now, he just brought his entire toybox ito the living room, dumped out the toys, took off his clothes and climbed in to announce that he is taking a bath. ay.