Thursday, December 25, 2014

Funny Facebook 2014

October 3, 2014 ·

Rylan: "What are you doing in there?
Me: Peeing.
Rylan: For that long?
Me: Yes.
Rylan: When I go pee, it never takes that long.

I may have been hiding out in the bathroom...

October 2, 2014

Cole: I don't like stir fry. The vegetables in it are gross.
Me: Stir fry has whatever vegetables you want in it.
Cole: No, stir fry has whatever vegetables YOU want in it.

Good point...

September 29, 2014 ·

Rylan: I don't like green beans.
Me: Try putting ranch dressing on them.
Rylan: It would take ALL the ranch dressing to get me to eat green beans.

September 8, 2014 ·

Cole's description of his first hockey practice: "It just hurts a lot."

August 17, 2014 ·

Cole singing the Wizard of Oz: "Somewhere over the combination of a clear solid or a liquid and light particles..."

July 25, 2014 ·

Cole: I didn't mean to hit you with the shopping cart, but I did laugh after I did it.

July 10, 2014 ·
Cole to Eli: "Let's hug."
Eli to Cole: "Better not. I feel a fart coming on."

June 25, 2014 ·

Rylan just asked, "What's the name of that one restaurant? With the McFlurries?" I have mixed feelings about what this reveals about our family....

May 27, 2014 ·

Eli just shouted, "When will I get to eat this damn lollipop?"

May 9, 2014 ·

Cole: "I'm AAAIG. Academically, artistically, athletically, and intelligently gifted."
Me: "And humble."
Cole: "I know what that is...sarcasm."

Friday, December 12, 2014

On working full time

In my ideal world, parents would only work 30 hours a week instead of 40. Combined they'd get paid for a 60 hour week - more than the 40 hours an individual would work but so much more manageable than the 80 hours of two typical full time employees.

Similarly, sometimes I think about how much better off the world would be if every household had one person working full time and one person staying at home. Better for the environment. Better for relationships.

Before I went back to work...
  • Dinner got made every night, which meant less trash and less factory farmed food.
  • The house was always clean and the laundry actually got done.
  • Michael and I both had more hours for freetime.
  • The weekend was spent relaxing, rather than hustling to get chores done.
Things I've figured out since I started working:

  • I have our groceries delivered through a company called Papa Spuds. They provide locally grown produce, milk, eggs, and meat, and it's delivered once a week right to our front door. It's the best thing in the world.
  • I have the boys sorting their own laundry - both dirty and clean.
Things I have not figured out:
  • when to clean the house
  • how to balance getting stuff done on the weekends with getting to spend time relaxing and enjoying each other's company
  • how to get enough sleep
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