Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Just putting this here

During my stint as a SAHD, I learned that I am not cut out to be a full time caregiver to my children. a couple hours sure, but not 12 hrs a day, seven days a week.

That said, I learned a few things in the almost 3 months of doing it that my mom has not.  She still doesn't realize that putting the kids in their chairs before their meal is ready is just asking for them to start crying.  

Doing the SAHD thing for 2.5 months was not been easy.  Because I'm home my kids want my attention.  I don't have a separate office with a door I could close (my office became my kids room don't say I don't sacrifice for my chillin') so I have to work in the living room where they are.  When feasible I do take the laptop in the basement for calls but this is very cumbersome.

The real stressor is my mom of course.  She is here helping and doing the lion share of the work while I take calls in the morning.  But she does a lot of things that not only annoy me, but seem to annoy me by design.

Can someone please fucking invent a fucking dishwasher setting that tells you the last time the machine was run?  We are constantly trying to figure out if the load of dishes are clean or dirty.  You'd think this would be obvious but because we rinse everything before we put it in the dishwasher, it isn't always easy to tell.

Why do we rinse everything before putting it in the dishwasher? Because either our dishwasher or water pressure or both are not sufficient to do a good cleaning job unless we pre-rinse which I feel defeats the purpose of having a dish washer in the first place.   At that point you may as well wash the dish yourself.

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