Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cinderella Moment (and by that I don't mean the happy ending)

Yesterday was a bad day. I was tired ALREADY.

I was doing what needs to be done (laundry and such) when I found out we were having a showing today.

This morning.

Showings in the morning are the WORST for me.

I have to get everything super clean and ready the night before... but... then still have to manage all the kids, breakfast, bathroom, beds, etc in the morning.

So last night at 8:15 while I was (literally) on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor, Mr F calls.

To tell me about driving a $150,000 BMW home from work. And the dinner The Cougar made for him. And the sports car he's bringing home to impress my cousins. And the dinner at my Aunt's. And the dinner at my brother's.

"Enjoy the life I wish I was living... but... AM NOT." Mrs F says to Mr F near tears.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

I have just now gotten my internet back and I have sorely missed your posts! I will have to go catch up. I can relate to this totally. I was just telling my husband I would give anything to have a few hours to myself away from the four kids. It seems like men get the easy part and women get the short end of the stick. I tell my husband he doesn't need a vacation because he gets out of the house all day four days out of the week. Hope things get easier for you!!

Elizabeth said...

But you will be, or at least you'll be up in MI with all those people who care about and love you and will jump at the chance to take care of your girls and feed you.

(Mom pulled the "I'd sure love to have grandchildren" line on me a little while ago. I told her I'd love to have kids when it's appropriate, but if she brings it up again before then I was hanging up on her.)

wootini said...

:( Mr. F is lucky you are not me; I'd kill him with my bare hands for driving a $150,000 BMW while I was stuck with kids and endless cleaning. Wish we could all come over and give you a hand...

Mrs Furious said...

Kelly,
Hey! I've missed you!


Elizabeth,
"I'd love to have kids when it's appropriate"
Ooh I like that. Good point.


Wootini,
Oh it mega sucks to hear how his life has changed and is exciting/better, etc, and know that my life has changed and is harder/worse. It's an extra kick in the pants that he is hanging out with my family while I have no support here!! Gah! I told him last night that he might want to spend a little less time talking about his day and a little more asking me about mine.

Andrea said...

Believe it or not I would love nothing more than to scrub your floors, seriously. I keep telling my husband if there is such thing as reincarnation it would be much appreciated if I could come back a husband so I can have a WIFE. Hang in there Mrs.F..

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
I'd be happy to have you come over, but I would not make you scrub my floors.

Mrs. Smitty said...

Hang in there. There will probably be lots of tears of various emotions before this is over. After the cry, try to look at is as the light at the end of the tunnel, look at all the good things that await you.

I hope this all goes quickly for you. Know we are sending good vibes from afar.

Claire said...

Still don't have my laptop back but want you to know I'm thinking of you!

julie said...

Oh, Mr F owes you big time.

Gigs said...

Hmmm... weren't we just talking about the phone call from the faraway hubby somehow magnifying the stress at home? If it were me, I'd probably let the resentment fester for a while, and then completely lose it. Not that I in any way recommend that course of action...

You'll be there soon, too, Mrs. F. We are hoping for very soon, with fingers and toes crossed! And remember, he may be driving a BMW today, but have to be seen in the Nissan Cube tomorrow :)

No offense to those who love the Cube...

Mrs Furious said...

Gigs,
"weren't we just talking about the phone call from the faraway hubby somehow magnifying the stress at home"
yes, yes, we were. I couldn't even make it a full week without falling into that trap.

lol at the cube. It's ridiculous.


claire,
Oh thank you :)

julie,
word.

Mrs Smitty,
"There will probably be lots of tears of various emotions before this is over"
True. Once you reach a certain level of exhaustion I think the tears become unavoidable ;)

Liz said...

Once you're through all this and resettled in MI, don't feel guilty for a second if you spend several days on the couch eating bon bons (or chocolate croissants from TJ's). Think back on this day...if you ever doubt your awesomeness.

SK said...

I know, oh, how I know!!! I'm praying it's over SOON for you!!
:)

gooddog said...

Mrs. F-
Hang in there.
I'm hoping it goes super fast and that you get an offer from that showing. We need to get you the hell out of there asap!

Missives From Suburbia said...

If it were me, I'd probably let the resentment fester for a while, and then completely lose it.

That's my M.O., too, unfortunately. There's only so much "Oh, your poor husband and his awful travel schedule" a person can hear about when they're stuck home with kids and pets alone, knowing the spouse in question is staying at great hotels, flying ridiculously luxurious planes, and eating at phenomenal restaurants. Or driving $150,000 cars.

Big hugs.

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