Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bah everything

I hate holidays.
Not that I think Christmas is particularly evil. I can make an exception for all the holiday spirit yada yada stuff.
This is why holidays are evil: The kids are home from school. Well, OK, I only have one child who goes to school. But when he's home, there might as well be twelve kids here.
And the husband's home too. Every wife knows that when the husband is home, it totally messes up her routine. I used to think, "Oh good! Holiday! Mark can look after the kids while I get some stuff done!"
It never works out that way, does it, ladies?
Because he and I stare at each other all day and say, "What do you wanna do?" "I dunno, what do you wanna do?"
Holidays limit our options. Libraries are closed. The post office is closed. Museums are closed. Of course the stores are open, but after taking the kids to the grocery store fifty-seven times the week before, somehow shopping has lost its appeal. And then, of course, it's raining or snowing. So no park, hike, playground, or outdoor play. Our day is filled with dishes, laundry, and breaking up fights between the children.
I don't know why I used to look forward to holidays back in the pre-kid days. I didn't know how good I had it. To me, a day at the office sounds more and more like a vacation every day.


Kris and Kim @ theDIYdish said...

Hi Kaylie! We just wanted to stop by and tell you thanks for coming over to our site this week! We are so excited about the webshow and appreciate your support. It was nice to see your blog and to obviously see what an amazing writer you are! It sounds like you have a couple of really great things in the works and we wish you all the best in your endeavors! -Kris and Kim

Candice said...

We have snow days here, so my husband got a holiday on Monday and then the base where he's stationed was snowed in on Tuesday and we had used all our ideas for doing stuff on Monday. It turned out to be a pretty lazy day where nothing got accomplished.

Tara said...

hm, some good points. I am always excited to have Jonathan stay home, but you're right - routine gets messed up OR he doesn't help as much as I think he should help (without me asking him, of course!). I remember trying to find something to do on President's Day and I think New Year's Day as well, but a lot of places were closed. such a bummer!! I can relate.