Okay, I've got a question for y'all. One of you stays home, or has an "alternate work schedule", the other pulls the old
9 - 5 8 - 6 shift, which is still sort of flexible here in the valley. Who gets up and gets the kids ready for school?
The person who, well, has to get up anyway? Or the one who doesn't have to be somewhere at a certain time? Or in my case, the one who is physically able to pull her a%# out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5am when someone, no naming names, starts whining about some random thing at 5am, and never got back to sleep? Actually, in my house I do get help if I specifically ask, but whether or not I take the kids to school, I pretty much also get up and get them, and myself, ready, while hubby sleeps. In fact if he's taking the kids, I work extra hard to make sure they are ready, although that's partly because I can finish getting myself ready after he's gone. And if I'm responsible for getting the kid there by that ungodly hour of 8:10am, I end up a mad-hatter, rushing around and yelling get your shoes on for the upteenth time, all while he snoozes
peacefully with a pillow over his head to block out the sound.
On TV the mom gets up, makes pancakes, gets everyone off to their respective places (okay, drives them in the land of no buses) and, I presume, hits the sack after everyone's gone, am I right? Well, after she cleans up, does a little laundry, bakes cookies for the next day's elementary school celebration-of-the-month, pays some bills and, stuffs envelops for the PTA or something. Then she can relax, right?
I know, we don't live in TV land, and I'm running on very little sleep, but let me in on this detail of your lives, K?