Sunday, May 06, 2007

Multi-tasking

Yesterday morning I scratched Sophie's tummy with my left foot while stirring the oatmeal pot with my right hand. It was quite a feat and required a fair amount of coordination.

This morning, I am blogging, doing laundry, shopping online, and contemplating cooking oatmeal all at once. This is what we call multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is especially required of me this weekend because as part of my anniversary present to Todd (yep, it's today - Happy Anniversary baby! Thanks for 12 wonderful years!), I promised that I would take care of all household duties. What was I thinking!!??!?

Todd sent me an article last week that states that a stay-at-home mom would earn $138,095 if you add up all the things that she does (housekeeper, cook, van driver, psychologist, etc). Todd said he would settle for $100,000. I told him I would consider his proposal.

Oh my gosh - the washing machine stopped! Time to go do the switch. Normally, I wouldn't even notice. Maybe I do need to get Todd on the pay roll. I'm thinking a thousand sweet kisses per week should do it (Rent reference for those of you who are uninitiated).

I am a very bad wife. I thought that doing housework all weekend would be a great present, but now I'm thinking that it is not sufficient. (Especially since I already received one present last night and I know that there are more on the way...) That's why I'm trying to find a Vandy sweatshirt online. Todd has been wanting one of those since he started working on his Ph.D. almost five years ago. Sadly, this is not the time of year to be looking for sweatshirts. The collection is - well - non-existent. Hmmm, what to do?

Well, I will start with switching the laundry, cooking oatmeal, and maybe some great idea will come to me before he returns from his morning run. At least I got a card...

1 comment:

David said...

Tabita,

You think and write disturbingly much about oatmeal.

AplD

P.S. Happy Anniversary!