Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mothers are the real Heroes

This post is for all the stay-at-home homeschool providing, mothers of the world. Not that I don’t love the rest of you too. But SAH teaching mommas are what I know.

I’m always hearing wives refer to their husbands as Heroes. Hero this and Hero that. In particular you hear it when they talk about their husbands going off to work to provide for the families. Well that is a nice sentiment and flattering to hear. But it’s really bunk. Mothers are the real Heroes.

Cooking, cleaning, shopping, bathing kids, changing diapers, changing kids clothes 5 times a day, settling fights, putting on band-aids, putting kids down for napes, nursing, laundry, never going to bathroom alone, sports and activities chauffer, story time, gardening, ironing (does anyone iron anymore?), doctors appointment, running the trashcans to the curb as the trash truck is pulling away (a treat for the trash men I’m sure), picking up the cleaning, dropping the car off at the shop, trying to look nice when hubby comes up, trying to be in them mood, plunging toilets, dressing dolls, fixing broken toys and 100 other things that come up each day.

And in the midst of all that they still have to find time to teach the kids. How do they do all this and not go completely nuts? I really have zero idea. It’s a wonder more husbands aren’t shot by their wives. Especially when we do things like, come home from work and ask why the house is dirty and dinner isn’t on the table and our wives aren’t dressed like super models.

Ladies I’m going to let you in on a little secret. One your husband’s might not want me to spill. With a few notable exceptions; psych-boss, birthday party coordinator at Chuck E Cheese (is there a worst place in the world to go then Chuck E Cheese? Vermont and Wyoming are the only two states that have not been infested by this menace – I may have to more to one of them), job as a chicken plucker, being a podiatrist…..men like going to work. Sure we might not like getting dressed-up (if our job requires it) or the commute if it’s long or the pointless meetings bosses love to have so they can give the appearance they are actually doing something, but otherwise work ain’t all that bad. Most of the places I’ve worked at have had a least a few cool guys there. Ones you could yak about sports or workout with at lunch. I have my own office and people rarely are in it bugging me. I could take a 3 hour nap each afternoon and no one would know.

The quiet of the office is often a welcome change from the craziness of the home. So don’t feel to sorry for us or put us up on a pedestal (well you can if you want and a massage is always nice too). But you gals are the real heroes and the glue that keeps family together.

So guys when you get home to a less than perfect house and less than perfect kids, why don’t you thank your wife anyway or better yet take her out to dinner or finish cooking dinner and let her take a bubble bath or whatever she enjoys.

So this is for all you homeschooling sweeties out there. Keep up the great work.


10 comments:

Kathy said...

God bless You and thank You!!

The Queen of Krinkeland said...

I've known "the secret" for a long time, but can't seem to get my husband to admit it. Thanks for the verification-- and the accolades. Now, I assume since you recognize all this, when you get home, YOU HELP!

Rob said...

Kathy - you are very welcome

Queen of KL - HELP?! Woa lets not get any crazy ideas going ;)

annemcd said...

Aaaawww,thanks! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to clean up after my potty training daughter....

wife of sardonic one said...

Queen-my wonderful sardonic one pretty much cooks dinner 90% of the time!!! I lay out the prep stuff and he walks in cooking!!! Yes, I know I am totally blessed...and I will pray a prayer to Good old St. Joseph for all the husband's in the world to recognize their wives sacrifices!!!
+JMJ+

Tonya said...

Thanks...forwarding the link to my husband now... :-)

Kindas said...

Wow, Thanks. You made my day better as if it could happen. But again thank you.. My husband most of the time realizes what I do.. I hope and pray.. After deploying for 3yrs. and now being home.

momto5minnies said...

I'm blessed enough to have a husband who believes all that you have mentioned. I think him just knowing that, and letting me know how much my role is so very important in our family, is enough to make me feel good.

WingletDriver said...

Nice post there, Sardonic. You do realize you've opened a big can 'o worms though. Don't you think it better that we wives were blissfully ignorant of the world of men's work before?

What is up with the photo? That is just weird.

Mau said...

Whoops. I forgot to check what name I was posting under and accidently posted that last comment under Wingnut's account.