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Acknowledge Me

5 May

I just saw a news story about how the average Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) would earn approximately $125,000 a year if she was paid for all of her hard work.

Guess what a SAHM (and Work At Home/Owner of Her Own Company Mom, thankyouverymuch) doesn’t want to hear after relaying the story to her husband, who is home from work to eat the hot meal that said S/WAHM just made for him?

Him: “Whatever. Who would pay you that much?!”

Me: “I think that’s a pretty good price for a chef, nanny, personal shopper, maid, need I go on?”

Him: “Well, you’d never get paid a real paycheck for 4 full-time jobs. There isn’t enough time in a day to do all those jobs.”

Me: “You don’t say…”

Really, though? After a morning where I’ve been subjected to enough Wonder Pets to kill a rabid elephant, had to assemble a Backyardigans puzzle roughly 8 billion times only to have Bee smash it in to pieces and then demand “Together! Together!” after each assembly, and had to wrestle Bee for ten minutes just to get her legs, arms and head pinned down in order to get the snot streaming out of her nose cleaned up. Seriously, the only thing I can compare the wrestling to is attempting to put socks on a epileptic octopus. Or trying to give a pissed-off cat a bath. While drunk.

Apparently I still have some husband training to do in order to get the “Baby, you do so much around the house, you deserve to be paid SEVEN figures!” that I waiting for.

Still waiting, actually…

Maybe he’ll be singing a different tune after I get back from my four-day vacation.


Song title: Acknowledge Me by Prince

7 Responses to “Acknowledge Me”

  1. Lindsay May 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Oooolala. He is in TROUBLE! I saw the news story too, and I gotta tell you. I think I’d pay even more for a personal assistant, childcare (if I had kids), personal chef than even that (if I had money like that). You need to go on strike!

  2. Becky May 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    I’m going out to Cali next month WITHOUT my kids. Daver will go crazy, I just know it. And I CANNOT wait.

  3. Erin May 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Mr. Bee and my hubby are on a similar wavelength – D actually told me once that everyday is like Spring Break for me. Since when did I wipe other people’s dirty a**es and read Curious George with college friends? I feel your pain and am also waiting for the “you deserve 7 figures” comment ;) Enjoy Vegas!

  4. Hair Bows & Guitar Picks May 7, 2009 at 8:21 am #


    Really that’s all I can say to that!

  5. Rachael May 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    UGH! My husband would make a joke too, but then he would acknowlege me. I do wish he’d do it more often without prompting, but he does sometimes.

  6. Betts May 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    We’re SO unappreciated! I think he’ll be worshipping the ground you walk on when you return.

  7. Kristen May 9, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Haha! Glenn had a very similar reaction. I think his words were something along the lines of “that’s ridiculous.”

    I’m waiting to hear what hubby’s take is on it after you return from vacation :)

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