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Monday, December 21, 2009

I Cannot Do It All - Can You?


One of the most difficult things about owning a business from home is ignoring the dishes in the sink, the unmade beds, the messy bathrooms, and the list goes on... When I first started my business from home about thirteen (13) years ago - I was under the delusion that I would be able to handle it all - keep the house clean, the laundry done, the kids entertained, and earn a good living... Well, I was in la la land... There is no way I can do it all.... There is no way I can convince my husband that I cannot do it all.... I'm not sure what he thinks I'm doing from 7 am until 9-10 pm every night....

I wonder why the husband's role has not changed in the past four (4) decades..... The man goes to work - he brings home the "bacon" but he's not frying it up in the pan..... he's sitting in front of the TV watching football.... The wife now needs to work outside (or in my case inside but in my office) of the home - she also brings home the "bacon" - not only that she is frying it up in a pan - cleaning the pan - feeding the kids - doing home work - bathrooms, beds, laundry, and the list never ends.... then finally she makes it to bed exhausted beyond belief...

I blame the Donna Reed show, Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, and all those stupid stupid shows that have led our husbands to believe that a woman can do it all.... except for the fact those moms did not have a business to run or an office to go to every flippin day.... Okay, I'm done with the rant.... anybody else have a stressful day?? anyone???

6 comments:

  1. I didn't have a stressful day today, but I sooo know what you are talking about!

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  2. Men!

    LOL

    Now I'm spreading the word and I hope you don't mind, but it is for a good cause...

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  3. Oh! Oh! Now I feel bad. I don't have an at-home business and I have my days where I'm stressed and the world knows about it. Mind you, it doesn't get me any extra help but at least they know. :) Sorry to hear you had a rough day but I truly can relate (well, except for the at-home business that is.)

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  4. When I developed my chronic pain I gave up trying to do it all. It's been a lifesaver...mentally and physically. The husband and my teen help around the house. And there have been times we've had a housekeeper.

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  5. I hear you!! I am home because of severe asthma yet my husband always thinks I'm well. I look okay on the outside but can't do anything. I do laundry and light cleaning and I get exhausted.
    I have been feeling well for about a year now and low and behold my lungs are all tight today and had to start the steroids. I have so much to do for Christmas, mainly baking and cleaning out.
    He just says, get a maid and we don't need cookies! I love him but he just doesn't get it.

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  6. I have a 15 month old daughter and I work from home. Seems easy to my husband, not easy at all in reality.

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