Mom, do you ever feel like a slave?

Oh yes! Usually when I don't want to be working or cleaning and I start having a pity party for myself. Or if I am lacking sleep.

Otherwise I am content to work hard for my family. ;)

What about you?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    05/15/14
    Beth
    Sometimes! Being a mom is often a thankless job, and there's so much that we are responsible for and do... I don't think anyone is intentionally treating us like slaves (certainly not in my house), but it's easy to get bummed out about it sometimes.
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      05/15/14
      Very rarely anymore.. If I do get that feeling I just read Proverbs 31. I'm doing the job God wants me to do.
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        05/15/14
        Sometimes...mostly when I am about to sit down and eat Andy husband wants something out of the kitchen. Or I'm about to lay down at night and he wants something out of the kitchen...yes there is a pattern here! Lol
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          05/15/14
          Sometimes, I definitely feel that way. For example, yesterday I made my husband's plate (homemade burgers and fries) and took it to the table for him. He just started digging in then said, "oh wow where's the ketchup?" I. Blew. Up. Instead of bringing him ketchup, I sat down beside him and said, "you know, I didn't have to make you a thing and just let you starve. You could at least appreciate this meal prepared for you." Oh man, he kept apologizing all night and saying how thankful he was for the dinner :-).

          By the way, he got up and got the ketchup himself ^-^
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          05/15/14
          Melissa Middleton
          You go girl! Lol
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            05/15/14
            Melissa Middleton
            Well...I love my hubby; however, he constantly leaves messes, still can't figure out the confusing contraption called "the garbage can", dirties my recently cleaned floors, thinks the highchair, sofa, coffee tables, kitchen tables, and counters are an appropriate place for ANYTHING. *Sigh*

            But...he does appreciate everything I do though. AND he has learned to pick up his dirty socks and put them in the clothes hamper! :D He's learning. He does help with laundry, too.

            I clean and cook because I enjoy it, and I feel less stressed in a clean house; believe it or not, I actually like cleaning and it helps relieve tension. I also bake him goodies because he gets a child-like grin on his face when he smells homemade brownies. It's too adorable to resist.

            He tells me I should not have to "do it all." But, the way I see it, he works long hours, six days a week, sometimes seven. I stay at home with my son. Doing housework, writing out bills, phone calls, dinner, and once in a while dessert, is my way of contributing.
            He works hard to provide for his family. He deserves to come home to a clean house and a good meal. I will admit that the house isn't always clean the way I want it to be, but it is decent.

            Plus, his way of cleaning isn't cleaning. Lol
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            05/15/14
            Uhm...do we have the same exact life? Lol I always appreciate when my husband wants to help but I don't have time to go hunting down everything he just out away! Hahaha :-)
            I can't function if my house isn't clean.
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            05/15/14
            Melissa Middleton
            Lol!
            Oh, I cannot either. I also despise clutter. I confess, that I sometimes throw away his "junk." He thinks he needs to keep everything.

            We were clearing off the table, and I told him, "You need to take care of all your mail."
            We have an organizer for it all.
            So, what does he do? He stacks it, neatly...behind my cookbooks.
            Me: Why did you put all of this here?"
            Him: "You told me to get it off the table. It's off the table."

            And, the organizer is right next to my cookbooks. -_-
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              05/15/14
              ALL the time! I chose to be a SAHM, and I don't regret that choice at all. I've been there for all of my kids' firsts. I wouldn't trade that for anything. But, day in and day out dealing with needless tantrums, trying to make sure everything is in its place, never getting a break on the weekend like someone would if they're working out of the home. It gets to me a lot. I guess it would be different if my hubby took initiative to do the only things I ask of him around here. All I ask is that he burns the trash and mows the lawn. He's been lacking for two weeks, and I can't take the trash outside now because the burn barrel is full and if I take the bags out animals will tear into it :/
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                05/22/14
                4Nicole
                Sometimes I do. I think it hits more hard when I come home from work and my husband asks "what for dinner?" and my house is totally a mess and he hasn't done anything to help out.
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                ***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.