Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hubby Post - Role Reversals - To All You Mothers Out There

Hello Everyone!

Today Lena took Jakob to school while I stayed home with the 2 younger ones.  As she was leaving I joked saying "have a good day at the Spa (my work) I'll blog for you!"

First off, I KNOW Lena's day is much more than blogging.  I was just teasing.  But it did get me thinking...

This is for Lena and all the mothers like her.

This is for those...
  • whose morning may begin several times between 10pm and 7am.
  • who may be expected to clean up throw-up and worse several times a night.
  • who when morning comes is expected to dress, cleanup, feed multiple others before even taking a chance to use the restroom or brush her own teeth.
  • who after a long night, gather her multiple children around her and say goodbye to a husband for 8 or more hours.
  • who days consist of "clean up, change diaper, feed, clean up, entertain, clean up, feed, clean up, comfort, pray for patience, clean up, entertain, change diaper, clean up, feed, clean up, pray for patience..."
  • whose rare nap is broken up by "the child struggling to fall asleep, the child calling for snack, the phone ringing, the child who wakes up early, and the child that gets woke up early."
  • who yearns for there husbands to get home from work, only to remember he has "scouts, elders quorum, fire meeting, or EMT meeting" that he has to go to almost immediately after getting home.
  • who works hard to prepare healthy meals only to have children or even husbands want something else for dinner.
  • who seems to do laundry all day and then your children can't find any cloths in the morning for school.
  • whose most beautiful home decorations are stored indefinitely  for safety and whose most beautiful cloths are either from years bygone, or simply don't fit after that 3rd child.
  • whose most relaxing time during the day is when they are listening to "diego, bob the builder,..." in the background.
  • whose priority list is sometimes decided by their nose. (what stinks the worse...the diaper, the dirty dishes, dirty cloths, or garbage.)
  • who have to think hard about the last time they have done some of their favorite hobbies.
  • who look at a finished day and say..."well, I survived another one...too bad about the house though."
  • who have to put on a nice compassionate smile as her hubby tells her about the hard day at work and he wants to lay down for a few minutes.
  • who has a husband that occasionally surprises her with a date night, but includes a movie HE wants to see and food HE really enjoys.
  • who has a husband that complains there is no money, but then goes and buys _____ ...
  • who has a husband that is working hard to build a good income for the family so they will eventually have more time together, but is gone seemingly ALL the time now.
  • who wait with great anticipation for quiet time with your husband after the kids go to bed only to find out their favorite team has a game that night.
  • that have created the most beautiful children.
  • who put up with husbands like us...

To Lena and all those wonderful Mothers and Wives.

Love you Honey!

7 comments:

Lena Baron said...

WOW! What can I say, I found a Good One! Thanks Love for noticing! Love You!

Julie said...

Did he peg it, or what?! He is SPOT on! Loved this post!

val said...

Love and love! What a guy.

Lena Baron said...

Thanks Ladies! I Loved it too. The best part of the whole thing is that he's MINE!;) So Glad!

Janee said...

Bingo! (Ok, so this post made me cry...)

Those are some tough years. Motherhood is not for the faint at heart. How blessed we are for husbands that notice and appreciate :)

Faith 'n Family said...

Right on!
Nice post!

Lena Baron said...

Thanks Janee and Karin! It was a sweet surprise!

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