Monday, November 26, 2007

Role Reversal

So, I posted on Saturday about how well my husband and kids survived while I was away shopping on Black Friday. I was feeling a little blue that I was shown up by my husband's apparent superior parenting and multi-tasking abilities. Fine. It's a fluke, right?

Well, I don't think so. RxMan is off work all this week so that I can take an intensive five night class. He went to the grocery this morning while the little monster, I mean, our son napped to buy supplies for the food he will be making for dinner each night. Dinner? What's that?

When he's working, dinner here consists of mac 'n cheese, grilled cheese, cereal, leftovers or soup for Her Highness and I. I always have veggies for the boy but the girl and I make do with easy. I know that makes me a crappy mom but, oh, I am so not trying to win any awards here. I am just trying to grow these kids up to not be delinquents and crackheads. (Of course, I am kidding. Every family needs a crackhead!)

I have a feeling, though, that my husband is going to prove that our roles should be reversed. He is by far the better cook, more organized and less distract-able than I. Not to mention, as so many of you did, that my kids act like little cherubs floating around the Messiah when he watches them. When I am here, the boy screams for hours and doesn't nap but when Daddy watches them, he takes 4 or 5 hours worth of naps, without fussing.

So, I fear that this week will be the week when I learn that my already suspect SAHM skills are proven to be incredibly sub par to RxMan's. He said I should get a job that would support us and he would switch with me. Hmmn. Tempting but seeing as how I still have a couple quarters left to finish my degree, probably ain't gonna happen and I don't have the bod to strip or hook so...


Kellan said...

Oh, I don't believe for one minute he could replace you, but you are lucky he is such a good helper and good husband. Good luck with your classes. See you soon. Kellan

The Egel Nest said...

Anyone can do it for a week...doing it full time for months or years is MUCH more challenging!

The Egel Nest

Patois said...

You're selling yourself short. I am, however, in major agreement regarding children behaving better for the one around less frequently. And my husband always does better meals than I do.

WorksForMom said...

Yeah, I'd be glad for any and all help he provides. Don't tell him how good he is or he may start to weaken. :)

Good luck on the crackhead prevention program.

MamaMichelsBabies said...

Ah, it's still in it's honeymoon phase.. we all love a job the first week or so right? Not to say RxMan might not be a natural, or to sell him short, but to be in the trenches for years can wear one down to boxed dinners and grilled cheese.

No, he's not better at it then you are, he's just newer to the game. The kids will clue him in soon enough to their true natures ;) Your not replaceable, your the Mama, and it's good Dad is involved as much as he is. Suck it up for all that it's worth and enjoy the extra hand.

Robin said...

Ditto what The Egel Nest and Mamamichelsbabies said!