Thursday, April 19, 2007

Total Culture Shock

Holy shit, I'm alive.

Ha, this SAHM thing has caught me totally off guard, you wouldn't even believe it. Going from working 40 hours a week to being with Little Man every single hour of every single day has been...interesting. It's like throwing someone in the middle of a swimming pool and saying "Here, swim."
Culture shock- neither of us is used to being around the other for too long and we're still getting used to it. The first day we sat at opposite sides of the room and stared at eachother while old school western music played in the backround and tumble weeds flew by.

I'm here at Friend's house, I had to hog her computer and come and say hi to ya'll that might still be peeking in here...
As for the sitch: the Bossman has somehow gotten pissed at me, I guess he feels I may have deliberately sabotaged my daycare so I wouldn't have to finish off the month and he won't even speak to me. Really. Today I went to pick up my last paycheck and drop off my set of keys and I brought the daycare letter with me that has DENIED stamped right on the front and left a copy on his desk.
So a few things I have learned while being a new SAHM:
  • I can make a mean french toast. My son will actually ask for more...Chef Boy-ar-Diana.
  • I am a fucking handyman! I caulked the tiles that were threatening to fall on top of us in the bathtub all by myself today...I actually had fun doing it. I was looking for more stuff to caulk. Little Man ended up with caulk in his hair, so we may have to shave his head because it wouldn't come out when I gave him a bath. (Maria, I can probably offer to help finish your bathroom if Bing doesn't...LOL!)
  • Laundry is easy once you're all caught up. I used to look at the laundry piles with trepidation, and I used to tremble at the thought of having to do all of it...but man...having clean clothes all the time is awesome. Of course, now that I have time to do it all, the Hubby and the Child both seem to dirty everything they wear within five minutes.

I don't know what else I've learned. My mind has backtracked into two-year-old mode...I may have to go back to doing pay-per-bullshit, which I hate having to do but Unemployment is giving me less than what I was making and I don't want to end up having to cry at the bills again...

Well...until I can take over the computer again...

7 comments:

DD said...

Great visual...Spaghetti Western, anyone?

Clean laundry. Anytime. Will you adopt me?

Tuesday Girl said...

Good luck Diana!

creative-type dad said...

You'll do fine!


That reminds me, I haven't caulked in months now...

Oh, The Joys said...

I don't think I could do it.

(BTW - I nominated you at the Bloggers Choice thingys.)

Rebecca said...

I'm just glad you managed to get in here and update us. Try to enjoy....not that staying at home with kids is relaxation time. But have fun anyway.

Mama of 2 said...

I MISS YOU !!!!

I'm sorry bossman is acting so horribly. Not that being off early is bad but it certainly wasn't what you had in mind. A few more weeks at full pay would have come in handy I am sure.

Good luck and I will look daily to see if you have been able to hog your friend's computer again.

Maria said...

So glad to see that you are still on the planet. I figured that you were just looking for a computer to grab.

Wow. A caulker. Yes, I could use one of those. Feel like a road trip?!:)