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She Said: “Better Late than Never” | Today's Cliche - Marriage, Family, & Working Mommy... from BOTH Women's and Men's Perspectives

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She Said: “Better Late than Never”

December 17, 2009 by  

I was just was sooo amused by Dave’s explanation of all of the things we do “together” in the morning, I wanted to further clarify — in case there was any confusion, that is.

My clarifications are in RED

  • Kat’s Multiple attempts at waking up the kids (average 2.3 4.3 per morning)
  • Kat Makes breakfast for the kids
  • Dave’s Coffee break (requirement regardless of what time the alarm goes off) [Kat just inserts via IV and runs with it; no “break” involved, hee hemm…]
  • Kat Makes lunches for our two older kids
  • Dad’s favorite – Kat’s “mandatory” 15-minute review and follow-up of e-mails that took place between 11 pm and 6:30 am.  (seriously, can’t this wait until the kids are out the door?!) Seriously, no it can’t wait, because I’m trying to run a business, and if I don’t do it first thing, the 1 and 3 year old you leave behind hang on me like vultures, and I can’t get to it until 10:15 am — which is not acceptable; I’m punctual yah know!)
  • Kat’s Review of school folders
  • Kat’s Mad scramble to find school clothes – which are usually folded, in baskets, but not put away. (putting away is mom’s job fyi – can’t even bear to comment on this)
  • Moms’ favorite – Dad yelling about being late, wondering why the alarm was set for 6:30 am with all that has to happen this morning (then either [a.] get his butt outta bed sooner, or [b] try taking on — like — 10% of the above chores and maybe things would run smoother), asking why he needs to ask each kid 5 times why their shoes aren’t on (or, better yet, where their shoes are)

  • To be fair, hubby does throw me a lifeline, b/c there’s no way in H-E-double-hockey-sticks I could get the 1, 3, 5 and 6 year olds outta bed and in the car before 7 am, change, feed ’em, blah blah blah. But, [a.] he did impregnate me with 4 kids, and [b.] it was a joint decision to choose an elementary school for the rugrats that’s a 1 hour drive in traffic.

    What we do for these kids, eh?

     Click HERE to see GUYS’ VERSION of “Better Late than Never”

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    7 Responses to “She Said: “Better Late than Never””
    1. Nicole says:

      Hi Kat,

      I love your blog, will be visiting again!…Nic


    2. Ally says:

      Oh, I love this blog. So glad I found you this morning on SITS. This is great. I’ve been abusing a sentimental toy from my husband’s past on my blog and he’s begging me for a chance to guest post a response. I think I’ll have to let him do it!

      I love the distorted perception of the husband/wife sides of things. (Mostly husband’s, of course! 🙂

      Will definitely be back!


    3. Hey Kat! Thanks for visiting my site! You can absolutely feature the sesame tuna on your site! Please do! It’s so delicious! Feel free to use photos too, just please give me credit! Very cool site by the way!!! =)


    4. Ally says:

      Hey Kat & Dave,
      We liked your site so much that we gave you an award over on our blog:

      Even if you don’t do the awards, it should send some people your way. I think our readers will love you guys!



    5. Fun to see the two sides of the story 😉 Dropped in from SITS – merry Christmas to you both.


    6. I’m loving the revised version of the morning routine…looks like you went at it with MS word track changes, ha ha!


    7. Hi!
      Visiting from SITS this morning – you’ve got a fun blog going here! 😉

      I can relate to this post for SURE! We’ve only got two kiddos (4 and 1) but it still takes some juggling anytime we’re getting ready to go anywhere…and, usually it’s me doing the bulk of the ‘prep’ the kids require. I’m not above asking for help (I do know my limits) and when I see that Dear Husband is not currently engaged in something himself I’ve been known to ask him to take on a certain task that needs to be done before we head out the door. Perhaps a new diaper, letting the dog out, grabbing the checkbook…what have you. Usually after 3 such requests D.H. will respond with “Will you stop telling me what to do!?” To which I’M thinking, YES, I would RATHER you just DID it WITHOUT me asking/telling (whatever you want to call it)!! 😉


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