Sunday, March 2, 2008

is he insensitive or one burger short of a happy meal?

pop quiz: your husband accepts a request from a neighbor (one you are not particularly close to and have multiple requests of this sort from) to babysit their son from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the following day (today) without asking you. and then he forgets to tell you. and then for said day (again, today) he happens to be on call and off checking on inpatients and emergency clinic visits for most of the day so you are on your own. and you've been stuck in the house for almost a month with your two sick kids and haven't even gone to the grocery store for forever. and you're more than a little pissed.

so what is the verdict--insensitive or lacking the burger? or both (that is a possibility...)?

i feel like i need to make a public proclamation that i am not the neighborhood babysitter! this particular family is a two-physician family with crazy work schedules and i swear i think they think (and rich thinks, apparently) that i have nothing else to do with my time so why not take care of their kid. and the kid is fine--he's not terribly intrusive or anything like that. but shit, am i not even worthy of being consulted anymore? is it because i've gained weight since we got married or stopped working and am not bringing home a paycheck or what? rich worked from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. yesterday and is at it again today. he is not terribly involved in our life here at the moment and i'm so glad he has decided to determine my time for me. in any event, you'd think two physicians could get it together enough to hire a full-time nanny.

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