Sometimes at night I will stop a while and take stock of what I do all day. Yes, there is some time spent on the computer. Obviously. But I do a lot of other things too. Here are just a few examples of things that might currently fit under my “job description.”
Miniature Railroad Builder/Engineer – There was a time when The B Man would say that Daddy was a better “builder” but desperate times (a.k.a during the day when Daddy isn’t here) call for desperate measures and here is one of the many tracks that I have constructed.
Personal Shopper/Clothing Selector – I buy all their clothes and groceries. Shoes. Various sundries (diapers and underwear). I also choose what they wear (well unless The B Man INSISTS as he did yesterday) to school, church, playgroups, etc. And especially for photoshoots…
(Photo from Christina Nicole Photography)
Hairdresser – Yes, I’ve cut Little G’s hair. I did NOT watch the DVD that came with the haircutting set that Tim bought before I did it. And I’ve been ignoring any strange looks I have gotten from people in public…. or my friends. (I cannot claim The B Man’s hair – Tim did his.)
Historian – This is where the computer comes in. I write this blog, take LOTS of pictures and I scrapbook. Personally, I think I’m a good historian.
Expert Vaccumer – Almost everyday I crank that baby up. With three kiddos running around here, coming in and out of the house, sharing various snacks, the carpets suffer. And I cannot stand to look at crumbs and leaves everywhere. I just can’t. See? The floor is clean.
Entertainment Supervisor – Yes they watch t.v. for a little while most days and lately The B Man has been showing his little bro the wonders of The Leapster. What can I say, they are bonding. That’s good, right?
Laundress – This week I actually got it all done and put away in a timely fashion. That doesn’t always happen. Sometimes I just. let. it. sit. Hey, I don’t report to anyone. I’m on my own deadline. It just stinks when I have to run from the shower to the laundry room for a pair of… well you know…
Mail Room Girl – I take in all the mail. Somedays I immediately go through it and recycle, sort and distribute as needed. Other times I just let it pile up (except for the important stuff.) Currently, there is a large pile in my kitchen. Ugh.
Wiper Extraordinaire – I do believe I’ve mentioned my wiping skills on here before but they really ARE amazing. With the expert assistance of a Clorox wipe, I am unstoppable! Toilets, Tables, Tubs, Tiles, Tushies!. Anything that starts with a “T,” I’ll wipe it! So watch out my Tim! ; )
Resident Cook – I have to come up with something to eat every night. EVERY. NIGHT. (ok fine, except for the nights we get take out.) But it is hard sometimes kids (and yes, I’m talking to you, my children!). However, last night I made this EASY and delicious pot pie and we all ate it. Tasty. Here’s the recipe just for you. Solves your “what will I make tonight” issue for at least one night. Thank me later.
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie
(adapted from recipe in the February 2009 issue of Real Simple)