To everyone with large families.......

springrozSeptember 24, 2012

I have gained a new admiration for all the women with large families. I am sorry if I ever dismissed anyone with lots of family. I bow to you NOW, may I wash your feet?

I have itenerent barn builders here(friends from Texas). Three large, hard working , hungry men, plus DH and DS, and ,of course MIL. I have not really cleaned my house since last week, because about the time I get one meal cleaned up and the next load of laundry, it is time to start the next meal.

I had am in home day care years ago, and that never seemed hard, but I suppose I was 23 years younger...

What's for LUNCH??


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Even with my two little ones and DH, I sometimes struggle to keep up. But...I think the difference between your recent situation and a family with lots of kids is that you can put those kids to work helping you with housework. Slave labor, and all that. ;)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 12:23PM
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Breezy, exactly! These guys are "guests" , so i can't assign chores! Plus, they are all single, so a home cooked meal is a rarity. One of them cooks, but the others(including DH) do NOT. At least they appreciate my cooking!


    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 1:41PM
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what, you think single guys can afford to dine out every day? If not, its DIY home-cooked meals.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:23AM
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Single men are the easiest to put to work!!!
Even if it's stirring something, chopping, setting a table, or washing a pot. Particularly the one who does cook. Flattery will get you everywhere.

Give them a beer (or pop) for one hand, ask them questions where they can answer looking good, and go to work.

You're just not doing it right.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:26AM
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I got the impression these single men were building while she was cooking and cleaning.

I hope your MIL is some help to you. I remember when we were building a house, and camping on the land at the time. I was 25 years younger then and it was just like you described. Get up at dawn to cook a big, hearty breakfast, and after getting those dishes washed, it was time to start cooking lunch, and then dinner.

We were too far out to go get even a pizza, and that just isn't filling food for men who are sweating out in the sun framing, roofing, and all that.

I feel for you, and trust me, it will end and be a pleasant memory one day - for both you and these guys.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 12:49PM
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