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She Said: “At the 11th Hour” | Today's Cliche - Marriage, Family, & Working Mommy... from BOTH Women's and Men's Perspectives

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She Said: “At the 11th Hour”

April 1, 2010 by Kat  


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Example 1 - POOR COMMUNICATION:

HE SAID: “blah blah blah blah blah blah blah… At 2:00, I get a call from Kat, asking if I can pick up the kids from school today.  Yeah, sure, no problem – I can DEFINITELY leave work at 2:50, with little or no notice to my teams, without looking like a total idiot.  Could she have mentioned in the morning – before I left – that her day would be tight, so I could plan accordingly?”

SHE SAID: I did not know that TAXES would take NOT ONLY 23 hours during the weekend for me to prepare (as you read in this post; 3rd bullet), but another 8 hours on Monday! If you read this post, you’ll understand why I’m bitter and refuse to feel bad for him. Thankfully, since he’s in upper Management, he’s given up enough to able to be a SMIDGE flexible, once a quarter. It was either me taking out 2 1/2 hours from tax crap, or him taking a measly 35 minutes outta his work day. Meanwhile, I’m the one who did HIM a favor; got him outta his hell hole of a work day, and gave him an excuse to work out of the office for the rest of the afternoon (again, at Starbucks). You’re welcome, honey.

HE (continues…) SAID: (I have to admit - leaving the office before 3 was SWEET, but that’s not the point!!!).

SHE SAID: Women whose hubbies ALSO WORK LIKE MINE UNTIL 7:30 pm/8 pm every night… I did HIM A FAVOR! Do not let him fool you. I did not have the luxury of having him home the rest of the day. He barely slowed down, much less put the car in park, as he rolled the kids’ butts outta the car door and peeled out toward Starbucks.  Again. While. I. Prepared. Our. Family’s. Taxes. And made dinner, bathed the kids, and attempted to strattle 2 client calls while finishing up a full work day with both sites.


Example 2 - EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION:

HE SAID: “….  and took the kids out for margaritas and Icees until 10 p.m. last night.

SHE SAID: You should be thanking me! You are one lucky man that I didn’t throw out the sarcastic “wow” or sighs! Bet you thought you’d get some action since I had margaritas. Sorry, Charlie!

Example 3 – EXTREMELY POOR COMMUNICATION AND EVEN WORSE MESSAGING:

HE SAID: I’m finishing up breakfast this morning and heading out the door for work.  It’s 7:20, and Kat is still lying in bed (see #2 above for reasons why).  Kat, in her mind, is thinking “wouldn’t it be great if Dave can take the kids to school this morning?”  I, of course, am clueless because THIS WAS NEVER MENTIONED TO ME.

SHE SAID:
1st – Yes, I knew it was a FAR STRETCH.
2nd – I’m no dummy, I sent my daughter so I could hear the tone of his voice from the other room. Plus, I my head was pounding!

3rd – Like I’m supposed to freakin’ know he’s getting his shoes on and heading out the door? Am I a mind reader? From my ear shot, it sounded like he was taking his own-molasses-sweet-time; not sounding like he was in a rush at all. It’s all about timing with these guys, isn’t it? If HE was in a good mood, he would have been happy to help out. C-L-E-A-R-L-Y he was a cranky pants this morning.

HE SAID (continued): I’m sorry to say that I couldn’t help out with “our daughter’s” request this morning, and, as a result of MY unwillingness to change my plans, Kat was late a) dropping the kids off at school, b) for doctor appointment #1 and c) for doctor appointment #2.  How will I able to sleep tonight!?!?!

SHE SAID: Wahh Wahh Wahh. I was late. I did have to frantically reschedule 2 doctor’s appts. since at the stroke of the hour when the Appt. started I was still a good 15-20 minutes away. II AM ALWAYS LATE. I WILL ALWAYS BE. That is, unless someone can hook me up with a good hypnotist who will cure my disease. It’s terrible.

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Comments

8 Responses to “She Said: “At the 11th Hour””
  1. I love the interaction between you two – it always makes me laugh!

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  2. MandyP says:

    I am ALWAYS late too! I don’t know what it is! Maybe Joe & I should star doing this He said/She said. It seems cathartic. =)

    P.S. If I lived closer, I would have taken the kids to school…well, if I had a tour bus big enough to fit all of them…

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  3. angie says:

    I ADORE this he said, she said! Brilliant!

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  4. debbie says:

    You had my complete and total loyalty and sympathy after I read the word “taxes”.

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  5. Susan says:

    Two sure things death and taxes. I say you need a spa vacay

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  6. dreamer says:

    TAXES!!! ARGH!! I totally understand why you’re all hectic and stressed out! TAXES… ’nuff said.

    btw, I might have already said this before but … you guys totally crack me up! It’s just funny how you guys interact with each other!

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  7. Jessica says:

    Very funny! I’m sure it doesn’t always feel like it but it sure is funny to read!

    Visiting from SITS blogfrog. Your blog looks beautiful. Some great looking graphics here. Glad I stopped by!

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  8. Crystal says:

    haha, LOVE it!!! So much fun to read this. Glad me and my husband are not the only ones :)
    I’m always late for things too, and my husband is always getting after me about it, which usually blows up into a huge fight, mostly because I get so defensive and start freaking out at him about ALL the things I have to do in order to leave the house with 2 kids.

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