Saturday, February 25, 2012

Unreasonable Expectations

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Recently Jason told me that I had unreasonable expectations. What's even more annoying is that he was right. I hate it when that happens!

When I get sick, I want my mother. And poor Jason just isn't one, which obviously isn't his fault. Nothing he can do about that! When mothers in a family get sick, I feel like it especially stinks. I mean, who is supposed to take care of us? I really should not complain because it's not like I've ever been seriously ill.

When I was sick over President's Day, Jason was home and that truly was a blessing. He fed the children, changed the diapers and washed the dishes. But I wanted more. I wanted him to be able to get everything done around the house that I would get done in a day. I wanted him to be able to get the homeschooling done that I had planned for the day. And I wanted him to be cheerful and energetic for the entire day, despite the fact that he had slept very poorly the night before due to me tossing and turning with a fever.
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Basically, when I'm sick I want everything to go on as normal. And the kids better not be loud or bother me. And the laundry needs to be washed, dried, folded and put away. And could the trim on the house get painted too? :)

Maybe I should reevaluate my expectations. I hate it when he's right.
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  1. I am with you. When the going gets rough, I want my mommy too! Sadly, this last year I realized though, that even when my mommy is here, she can't take over for me. She can't do everything that I had planned or want to accomplish. It was a very sad realization.
    There is just no Substitute for you as Mommy.
    Doesn't that make you feel special though? One day, our children will think of us, the way we think of our mothers... Now if we can just get there :)

  2. That's a really good way of looking at it. I'm special! And I just need to get more comfortable and flexible and drop the guilt when we can't do everything I had planned when I'm sick. Hope you're having a great weekend!


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