Which of the following would make your life as a SAHM easier? - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: You can have 2 hours of free services a week from one of the following:
Housekeeper 128 65.31%
Cook 16 8.16%
Errand-Runner 9 4.59%
Babysitter/Mother's Helper 36 18.37%
Therapist 7 3.57%
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#31 of 44 Old 12-23-2005, 09:50 PM
 
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I'd have to pick the babysitter option. Some days I'd love to do something on my own even if it was just going to the post office! I don't mind cooking or cleaning (most of the time!) but I'd really appreciate the ability to go grocery shopping or get my hair cut on my own.
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#32 of 44 Old 12-23-2005, 11:04 PM
 
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I would vote for an organizer to help me get things figured out and a routine made for the year.

I am reading a great book at the moment but I need the help of a live person I think to get me going.

Should everything get organized the girls and I should be able to handle the house with dh pitching in to help on big projects during his days off.

After the organizer the housekeeper would be
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housekeeper .
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Housekeeper for me too. I find it very relaxing to have a clean, tidy house- but unfortunately i hate to do the work it requires to get it there!
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I would love to have a housekeeper. Just to do the stuff I don't like to do (washing dishes, folding laundry, cleaning bathroom, mopping, rug shampooing, and taking out garbage). I don't mind washing laundry, sweeping, vacuuming and general clean up so I could keep it clean in between visits but I would have them do the big stuff. obviously I've fantasized about this a lot
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I voted housekeeper. Masseuse would be helpful too.
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I chose babysitter - I think a little "just me" time would be fabulous. I'd love to get my hair cut and colored, instead of doing both myself

I just don't think I'd be able to leave her ... she and I have been joined at the hip for nearly 6 months now, and going anywhere without her would be really hard!
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Oh, man, housekeeper for SURE. I hate cleaning, but I also hate having a messy house. Bad combination.

I like cooking and I don't think I need a therapist or a mother's helper that badly at present, though occasionally...

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ohhh that's a toughie, it would be nice to have a housekeeper and an errand runner... but alas, I hate cleaning more so I chose that, lol.

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I voted babysitter/Mother's Helper because it would be so great to have an extra set of hands and eyes when I take them all places. Plus, there are some days when I feel like a ping-pong ball boucing from one to another. Having another person around would allow me to slow down a bit. (DH works quite a bit.)
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housekeeper, definitely. then during naps i could do something like yoga without feeling guilty. and i might stand a chance of getting things as clean as i want them. i can accept having to pick up toys, but the dirt in the corners, and the dust that accumulates quick as a eink...ugh. i can't stand it.

a close second would be a cook. i'd love to have a freezer full of homemade meals to pop in the oven when i am not up to the kitchen. and dp is omnivore while i am vegan, so a cook could make things for each of us.

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Housekeeper, hands down.

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Hmmm...the one thing that would make my life 10000000% easier isn't on there - a dishwasher! I can never keep up with them, and only 3 of us live here fulltime!!! But from the list, I'd pick a therapist - it'd be so nice to talk to someone who WANTS to hear me complain!
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I said Errand runner, that would be fantastic. I live in Iowa, so it's cold...it is such a huge hassle to get DS bundled up, get him to the car, unbundle him, put him in his car seat, get to where I'm going, get him out of his carseat, bundle him back up, get what I need done done, get him to the car, unbundle him, get him in the carseat and on and on and on and on....such a pain in the rear.

I can usually handle the housekeeping stuff because DH is pretty good about keeping James entertained while I clean.

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