Wednesday, August 31, 2011

As I get into the swing of blogging, I have been checking out a few other bloggers and "borrowing" ideas, checking out "freebies" so that I can share with you. I don't know about you but I click on some of these, and they want me to answer questions about 20 other companies...yes, no, yes, no, yes, no....ummm no. I close out the page after about 4 or 5 of these popping back up. I do not have 3 hours to answer all of these questions, no matter how ''great" the freebie is. So sorry, I will not be sharing those with you. You are welcome in advance!

My SO has been off for 3 days so far this week, (he works 4 days on and 4 days off) and just as I suspected...he hasn't helped with much of anything. He started this new job about a month ago, and before this he worked 6 days a week for 10+ hours a day, and for half the money. So I was able to forgive his Sunday lazing...I gave him the benefit of the doubt for the first month, because I too have an issue with the "day off" mentality. The problem here, is that when he is in "laze" is at times contagious, or it just utterly makes me angry so I feign a "strike"...either way it is making me be lazy. Now don't get me wrong, he isn't at all times a couch potato, just a little more than I would like.

I personally do not enjoy hours upon hours of the History Channel, or International News, and all of the other things that go along with having men in your household...Football, I can handle...The History Channel, not so much. He does fit in mowing the grass in between these hours of TV surfing (although with five teenagers, this is something he could easily pass off to them), and if I have a scheduling conflict that sometimes requires me to be in up to 3 different places at once, he will drive a kid to where they need to be. But let's be's been a month, it is time to light a fire under the BOOTY!!!

What tactics would you use? Your ideas are welcome, although I would like to avoid fire, guns, maiming, or any tactics that would expose the crazy, psycho side of myself...Or do you think I am wrong in that line of thinking? I mean granted, he is now the sole bread winner of the family, and I am the SAHM, so does that mean, he should be allotted the privilege of totally relaxing on all 4 of his days off? I'm new to this, so help me out. Are there any other SAHM's that deal with this type of situation as well?

Until Next Time,

My Mixed up Family of 9


  1. I am currently a SAHM as well. My fiance works 5 days a week working 9 to 12 hours shifts depending on what sales are going on at stores, (he is a forklift driver for coca cola, holidays are FUN 16 hour days). On his days off, I normally let him have the 1st day to do w/e he wants to do, even if it's being lazy. But after that, I make sure he knows I'm not only watching a 4 month old, but I'm doing chores around the house while the kids are in school, homework duty when they are home, yard work when I can fit it in, cooking, cleaning, laundry. All I want him to do is do the shopping and help keep the kids in line when I want a break, with the occasional "Is there anything I can help you finish?". I tend to become a bit crabby when he just lays around and I'm up changing/feeding our son. I have learned in the last 4 months, if you want it done right .... do it yourself! When he has stepped in to clean dishes or help cook meals, I'm left with a messy kitchen and dishes that are not quite clean, LOL.

    It takes time to get use to, and well .. at least your hubby is doing the yard work =) Delegate to the teenagers if you start to feel overwhelmed and be very open to your husband about how you feel on his days off. Maybe suggest that he gives you a day off during one of his days off so you can relax and do what you want to do =)

  2. Hi! Heather here from Mom Said That's It! Following you via the Lower Your Alexa Hop. Stop by if you get a chance :) Have a great day!

  3. hi bopping by and catching up on my alexa hop. Glad to see another newbie. Any tips?