I recently went on a ‘mommy strike’ and have been sharing my experiences about it in a ‘logbook’ type fashion on Facebook. Much to my surprise, the response has been overwhelming and I have been asked to share it more publicly. So here it is…my very own blog.
Please feel free to share:) I have a feeling I am not the only crazy working mother out there!!
Thursday, 4 October 2012
October 3rd, 2012
Striking Mothers Log Book Day Three: Ok, so in hindsight perhaps serving Chinese food for dinner last night was poor choosing. Ginger Beef sauce and plum sauce left out on plate over night creates a product similar to crazy glue. On the upside, I am beginning to grow accustomed to the soya sauce bottle as a centerpiece on my counter. I may call Pier One and suggest that it would fit well with their Asian inspired decor line. I could be rich. I am beginning to think my otherwise seemingly bright children may actually be cognitively delayed. It’s a good thing they are pretty. Olivia took a look at the kitchen after school and announced “this kitchen is disgusting” then walked downstairs. Peyton has said nothing. This surprises me, as she is the self-proclaimed ‘neat freak’ of the small people that live here. Quinn may have hit an all time low (one can hope) when she emptied the dog brush and placed the bundle of hair on the arm of the chair. A non-striking mother would have freaked out at this…. a striking mother can’t help but wonder if she is saving it to make a pillow. Someone left the ice cream container on the counter, now it’s just cream. Odds are high that is going to stink by tomorrow. Someone wrote ‘I love you mom’ in the dust on my shelf. How precious. I may have to re-consider this Liquor Depot Lunch bag idea, as I fear it may prompt the teachers to report me to child welfare. Ironic eh? I should just write the Social Services phone number for them in their agenda’s…oh wait, I haven’t seen those all week. It turns out that we are out of ‘lunch bags’ anyway…. Dylan is just going to use the dogs pooh bags. I think it’s a nice gesture, after all, they do have those convenient close tie handles. The dog ate the cookies left on the counter today. I sure hope that his crime of opportunity doesn’t cause any Great Dane diarrhea. That could make things pretty sketchy around here. There are no favorites today. Its garbage day tomorrow, but I’m guessing that will wait till next week. The empty wine bottles however are going to need to be picked up asap!!