Tuesday, December 6, 2011

But...I'm the Mom

Yesterday my mom totally called me out. I was telling her that AK had a random day off this week for teacher training and I was going to take the day off or work from home to cover it because, "I'm the mom."

"Where do you get that from?" she asked.

"What do you mean? I'm the mom."

As she knows, it was not that the Hoos wouldn't do it. I just hadn't asked...

"You didn't learn that from us. Why do you feel the need to do everything?"

At first, I started getting defensive, "Well, he is the primary income earner...I have more flexibility in my job."

And then I realized, she is right.

The Hoos says the same thing. He can help. He wants to help. But I just do stuff without even asking.

Sometimes it is because I "know" that I can just do something faster without giving instructions. Other times it is because I want it done when I want it done and I don't really want to have to wait.

And sometimes I think it is just because, well, I'm the mom...

It is the job, right? How do you guys overcome this?


Wenderina said...

I have no comparison for this. But, you know, nothing against him, but he didn't even come running when AK konked you (JK!)

Wenderina said...

And one more thing. I just looked at your post count. You have like three weeks to do 100 posts to get up to your normal annual count. Slacker.

A's Mom said...

Ah, the joys of being a mom. And don't listen to Wenderina! You're a mom! JK