When I Grow Up I Don't Want To Be A Mom! Especially Not A Single Mom!

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My Neighbor had to let her nanny go, and has asked friends to help out.  My wife takes the Tuesday shift 11:30pm to 9:00 am,

That leaves me at home to get the kids (6 and 8) ready for school and delivered by 7:30 am. 

Not as easy as it sounds...and Thankless!

I had it so easy before...Get up eat , get ready and leave for work whenever I wanted 4 am, 7 am not a problem just get ready and go.

Now on Wednesday I have to get up get myself ready.   Then wake two zombies that don't want to get up, make their breakfast that they don't want to eat yet, and pack their lunches ...( I always forget something) 

                                                         

Now I have them brush their teeth and get dressed, but I have final approval of clothes, I am sorry a spring dress and flip flops just won't get out the door when it is 40 degrees outside.  

Then I have to calm the crying as she gets into a pair of jeans and closed toed shoes or boots.

When I finally get them to school I want a nap.  :)  I am beat, worn out, stressed!

So Mom's and Single Mom's my hat is off to you!  You do a HELLUVA JOB!

You have a job, filled with complaints, multitasking, psychology, time constraints, nursing the sick, educating, and somehow you keep it all together. 

I don't know how you do it!  Frankly I don't care!  But PLEASE PLEASE keep doing it!  It is too tough for me.

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Paul G. Guenther
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Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
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Ed,

I had that luck when the second was born... I would walk in and she always said "no Mommy!"  So as I crawled back into the warm bed I sleepily said honey she wants you..

January 16, 2010 02:51 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Anna,

 It was her idea to have kids!!!   jk :)

January 16, 2010 02:52 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Bill Risser
Chicago Title Insurance Gilbert, Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
Chicago Title Gilbert

Paul - One of the toughest jobs in the world, without a doubt.  Hang in there... 

January 16, 2010 07:39 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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So I guess now your know.  And no Mr. Mom for you.  I bet your wife is privately pleased that you got to step in her shoes.

January 16, 2010 09:42 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
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MORNING PAUL!  Oh yeah - that does sound a strange .... I have a guy friend here and I call him my best girlfriend ... that's what I mean!  Should I say sorry to Karen??!! Very cool with the Rock N Roll!  Did you do the half?!!!  YES - do write about it!  I did the half in the very first ever one up there and it was so much fun! -- Gab

January 17, 2010 06:03 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Bill,

 Indeed it is!

January 17, 2010 07:50 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Jane,

Actually I have to do it every Wednesday Morning until the neighbor finds another nanny.

January 17, 2010 07:51 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Gab,

Now that you explained it .  sounds like an honor!..  No need to say sorry to Karen.  I am signed up to do the half, but again I didn't prepare, I was  hurting unit last year...remember the story?  I have until 10 am tomorrow morning to get all my tax stuff in order.  So I will Opt out of the run.

January 17, 2010 07:54 AM #22
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Lindy Lambson
Chicago Title Insurance Company - Mesa, AZ

Paul,

 I have some good friends that raised their kids on their own.  It was not an easy life for them, but they are all thankful they did  it now.

If I can figure out how I am going to reblog this so others can see just how tough it is.

January 17, 2010 05:24 PM #23
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Carlie Back
Keller Williams - Laveen, AZ

Paul,

This is cute! I really enjoy your sense of humor!  Like Lindy I think I will repost as well.  Moms need more respect for what they endure,

January 18, 2010 07:29 AM #24
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Don Sabinske
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My wife is a nurse.  I do this all the time.  I also do all the cooking for the family.  (I draw the line at baking.) I seriously doubt anyone would have the nerve to take my man card away! 

Sometimes role reversal is good for a marriage...you appreciate her efforts all the more now. 

January 18, 2010 07:34 AM #25
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Tanya Nouwens
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Paul, you get mega extra bonus points for this post!  Every Mom on the planet appreciates this post,  most importantly your wife : ) -- Tanya in Montreal

January 18, 2010 07:34 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Lindy,

 Thank you very much

January 18, 2010 09:31 AM #27
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Carlie,

That is very kind.  I will return the favor someday

January 18, 2010 09:32 AM #28
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Don,

 I am learning...slowly,,, that with more prctice and a routine it becomes a bit easier...But still a tough job.

January 18, 2010 09:33 AM #29
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Tnaya,

Thank you! I appreciate them for all they do to support us!

January 18, 2010 09:34 AM #30
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About 25 years ago, my hubs became one of the original "Mr. Moms" and stayed at home with our youngest son, part-time, while I went back to work, full time.  He learned quickly that is was not a soap operas and bon-bon life I lead, and I quickly fell into the "So, what did you do all day?" mode...We cut each other some slack, adjusted to our roles, and as soon as he found full-time gainful employment, (1 year later), he was ready for a role reversal again! Thanks for the recognition of what women do, every day, in every culture, all over the world...

January 25, 2010 01:16 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Cheryl,

 Thank you for stopping by!  It was my pleasure doing the post...  It was the least I could do.  It is so much different than just hanging with the kids on the weekend when there are no time constraints or schedules.

January 25, 2010 04:45 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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I was a single mom . . . however, there's nothing SINGLE about that job.  Great blog, and I hope you shared this with your wife!!  Yes, when you grow up . . . don't become a Single Mom! 

"I am sorry a spring dress and flip flops just won't get out the door when it is 40 degrees outside."

Too funny.  I had this same 'discussion' with my son years ago.  "BUT MOM!  It can't be cold outside.  The sun is shining!"

 

February 25, 2010 02:29 PM #33
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Paul Guenther
Magnus Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Magnus Title- Chandler, AZ

Carla,

You know...I didn't show my wife...Perhaps I should.  The Neighbor found a nanny and my wife found a full time job.  My wife now works 4am to noon, so I do this everyday now!

However my wife the saint does as much pre-work in the evening to make my job quite a bit easier.  

She packs the lunches, lays out their jackets, backpacks, and puts homework in Back packs, plus writes cheat sheet notes for me. :)

February 25, 2010 04:10 PM #34
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