Sunday, April 23, 2006

As I'd stated yesterday, all I want is some fucking respect. I want my family to understand that being the house bitch/cabana boy is not the easiest fucking job on the planet, especially when you have two incredibly slovenly children and a tired-all-of-the-time wife.
I'm tired of washing double the amount of laundry because my children are too Goddamn lazy to pick up their clean clothes and put them away, instead opting for tossing them away in the clothes hamper. I'm tired of cleaning up the piss of a twelve year-old who knows better but refuses to lift the fucking lid on a toilet seat. I'm tired of cleaning blood out of sheets because my wife INSISTS on sleeping nude during her period and invariably marks the linens. I'm tired of wading through mounds of toys my daughter refuses to clean up, only to watch her hold out for days at a time just sitting in her room fumbling her thumbs and picking her ass. I'm tired of telling my son to brush his teeth and wipe his ass (I mean this literally) and stop picking at everything from his face to the remote controls to holes in his jeans to his sister, only to hear him say "Oh-kayeee!" and never see my requests through. I'm tired of being a leisurely fuck toy neatly tucked into someone else's schedule but left out of my own.
I'm tired of being the "I need this" or the "I'm gonna tell..." or the "Honey, will you..." go to guy. Sure I took on the job, and as a whole I don't have a problem with the duties outlined in the job description, but enough is enough.
You people are lazy, hygenically devoid, selfish, demanding, irresponsible, intolerable, inexcusable, and Goddamn it... lovable as all hell.
But get your shit together.
Otherwise you'll be wearing dirty clothes to school, using old, musty towels to dry yourselves with, sleeping on bloodsoaked sheets, toyless, smelly...
(((ugh!))) I can't even imagine.


Blogger barista brat said...

i don't know how old your daughter is, but i believe your son is plenty old enough to start taking on some responsability - especially when it comes to his clothes, his toys, his mess.

it seems when everyone just expects you do to everything around the house because it's "your job", it devalues your contribution to the house and family. it only makes sense you feel frustrated and crave respect.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post left me sad on many levels, because I can see my own family in it. My husband, God bless him, is a SAHD. I hope he never feels like a cabana boy. Our kids are much younger, but I want to raise them to appreciate their dad and the sacrifices he makes for them.

I hope your wife and family appreciate you. Human nature may lead them to do what they are doing because they know you'll take care of it, but you should show them this post to make them truly appreciate it.

A corporate mom

7:01 PM  
Blogger Juanita J. Sanchez said...

OH...MY...GOD! How well I can relate!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Juanita J. Sanchez said...

Um, except for the fact that my husband doesn't insist on sleeping naked during his period. Other than that, you could be my evil twin!

3:37 PM  

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