Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A Mommy's Job is Never Done


My various "jobs" today:

Janitor: Laney spit up in the hallway, the dust was piling up on the railings, and the breakfast and lunch tables had to be cleaned up.
Average wage in Canada per hour: $10

Cook: First up, breakfast, relatively painless - cereal for both kids. Then came lunch. Logan did not want leftovers, and refused to eat anything except nachos. Dinner prep because we have a meeting at 4:00 and won't have much time for dinner.
Average wage in Canada per hour: $15

Laundress: The clothes don't clean themselves as much as I'd like them to. This includes gathering the wash, washing the wash, dryer the wash, ironing the wash and putting away the wash.
Average wage in Canada per hour: $10

Conflict Management: The kids won't stop picking at each other today. Logan kicked Laney. Laney took all of Logan's toys and tried to slobber and chew on them. They are too young to already be arguing. They just scream at each other all day!
Average Wage in Canada per hour: $29

Child Psychologist: Why won't Logan go to the potty now? What can I do to ease him into toilet training again? Would a pacifier stop Laney from chewing everything in sight? Will there be problems with it later on? A few of the questions I've been wrestling with today.
Average wage in Canada per hour: $30

Early Childhood Educator: Busy teaching Logan how to put on his socks all by himself. Teaching Laney to stop chewing on cords. Still working on the yesterday, today, and tomorrow discussion from an earlier blog. There is always something to learn!
Average wage in Canada per hour: $16

Dietician: "No Logan you can't eat Starburst for breakfast - that is junk food and we can't eat junk food all the time."
Average wage in Canada per hour: $24

Book Keeper: When does the mortgage come out again? When are we getting our tax cheque? Can I afford to buy a new serger at this point in the year?
Average wage in Canada per hour: $17

Journalist: Gotta write everything in the blog to keep family and friends up to date with all that's going on with Team LT
Average wage in Canada per hour: $22

If a stay-at-home mommy were paid for her work, I'd be a freakin' millionaire by now!

As you might have guessed, I'm having one of those days when I want to be anything but a stay at home mommy. The kids have reduced me to tears today and I just want a break.

And right on cue Laney is starting up with her teething screaming! Gotta go. *grump*

(All wage statistics are from this helpful website)

3 comments:

Jen said...

Awww! If it wasn't so late I'd come help you out. I'm not feeling that great myself today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Jennifer said...

Hope tomorrow goes a little better for you. =)

Jennie said...

You'll have a better day tomorrow, or next week, or next month. I promise some day there will be a day not as frustrating as this one!