Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why I will never be a SAHM

Can you imagine day after day of cleaning up after this?

I think that is why I read the Amelia Peabody series. I like how she palms off her "catastrophically precocious" son, Ramses, on any servant that she can find. And she has zero guilt about it.

Seriously, I used to spend most of my non-working waking hours cleaning up after two able-bodied people. As soon as they walked in the door, my whole day's work went up in flames. That is not a fulfilling way to spend my life.

Don't tell me it's my fault for not training them. I tried. I really tried. Amelia Peabody states that training Ramses is impossible. That's why I love her.


  1. That's why my house is a mess in spite of my being mostly at home. After about 10 minutes of picking up socks off the floor, I give up and go back to the computer.

  2. I don't know why women should be the ones who clean up after the world. If people can't find any clean socks, I always point out why(because you take them off and leave them everywhere but the laundry, that's why)

  3. There is only one other person in my house and I can't keep up with his mess, or I am unwilling to spend my life keeping up with his mess.

    There does come a time however, when I can stand it no more do a massive straightening, after which I just ignore the clutter again.


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