I'm starting to feel like a single parent! Dh is NEVER here. He started his student teaching, so it's like he has a job from 5 AM (the school is in another town; has to leave early) to 4 PM, only he doesn't get paid; he has to pay to do it. And unlike a real job, after it's over he has a lot of homework. But unlike other homework, it can't really be done at home...so he has to drive to his college, which is in yet another town, and on the weekends he has to either do more work or meet with his supervising teachers.
I thought the point of being married was that there would be two parents!
He just left a while ago today and dd was supposed to be taking a nap, but she won't, even though she is really tired. So we've been doing the thing where I put her back in her room every time she gets out, until she sleeps. So I finally get her to stay in her room for about 15 minutes, and there is a knock at our door. It's hard to tell if it's our door or a neighbor's, so I just ignore it, but then the guy knocks again, really loud and insistent, so I decide to go see what is so important. I stumbled out of my chair, and on the way down the stairs I slipped and scraped my belly on the baby gate!
And it was just some @#$% wanting to sell some $30 "wonder cleaner!"
He went on and on, while I was trying to tell him now was not a good time. I suppose I should have just shut the door in his face. Then dd came out of her room and wandered downstairs and wanted to go outside, so I'm trying to control her and telling this guy that it's not going to happen today. Finally he left. I'm going to ask dh to get a no soliciting sign. And maybe a no religious people sign too, since last week the Jehovahs were making their rounds.
I wish dh would be more reasonable when I ask for things that would help me. I'm not used to being a SAHM, and last time I was pg, there was no other child to care for! But I asked if we could hire a cleaning lady, and his response was "That's something only rich people do." I see ads all the time for individuals who will work for $10 an hour! I'm sure we could afford that! Neither of us has time to clean. I can usually do some during the day but then by the end of the day, it's back to being messy again. And his idea is that dd should be in preschool, which we really can't afford! Also, she's not quite old enough and is still in diapers; none of the schools here would take her. He has also opposed the no soliciting sign because he has worked as a salesman and says it's hard work and we shouldn't discourage them. But he never buys anything from them...
When dh left for the day he said he was going to get some movies we could all watch together so we could have "family time." I'm starting not to feel like it. I think if we have time to watch movies, we should be cleaning. And my belly still hurts. I'm pretty sure it's only scraped on the outside. The baby seems to be moving normally.