Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mom On Strike!
A few years ago one of my best friends "Voice of Reason" went on strike. Her kids were giving her a hard time, not doing their chores, etc. We've all been there, right?
There's also a time when all of us reach our limit. Yesterday was mine. I am now officially on strike.
MiniMe has ignored my requests to help out around the house and do her chores. I'm tired of telling her the same thing over and over and over again. So last night when she blew off my request to do one simple thing and instead went to her room to watch tv and sleep, I declared my independence.
When she came downstairs an hour later and had the nerve to ask me when I was going to have dinner ready because she was starving, I said "Well I ate already, but you can make your dinner whenever you want."
Quizzical look from MiniMe. "You're not making dinner."
Whyshould I make you dinner when you didn't do what I asked you to do 3 hours ago? In fact I asked you 3 times.
With a look of horror settling in "I was going to do it after dinner."
Well, you still can, I said, only I'm not making dinner. Tonight or any other night until you start pulling your wait around here.
"What do you mean? You're not cooking this week?"
I mean I'm on Strike! I'm not cooking, not making your breakfast, not washing and folding your clothes (which you just plop on the floor in a big pile anyway), not driving you to the bus stop.
We've been in an icy cold stalemate ever since.
I'm not worried. Voice of Reason said her strike lasted about a week, or until the bread and peanut butter ran out.