Saturday, August 8, 2009

This too shall pass

If you think it's another post about my out of control youngest child you're wrong. This post is about my husband, who recently had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. I don't begrudge the man, I really don't, but I feel as though in one day I became a single-parent and added a 3rd child who is twice my size and handicapped. It's starting to wear on my nerves a little.

And it's not that I mind taking care of him, because I don't. I'm glad I finally have a reason to baby him and show him how much I love him. But he has this ice-pack thingy that keeps his shoulder constantly iced, and here in the atrociously hot AZ summer it's not easy. It requires a cooler full of ice-water that pumps the water through a tube and into this makes a whirring sound, and I'm ready to murder it!!!

Also, he sleeps a lot which means I have to keep my two children quiet, and that is really difficult to do. He's also obviously very sore, which means he doesn't want to be bumped or jostled, which means I have to keep the children completely away from him. And they love their father so much, and they are just so happy that he is home all day every day.

The other thing that is bothering me is that he was the dishes guy, and he can't do dishes, which means it's one more thing on my list of things not getting done.

Thanks for listening to me complain, I feel better already.


Aaron and Melissa said...

I feel for you! Aaron is in San Diego for a week. Hang in there. Call me if you need to vent, or just call so that we can catch up!

Anonymous said...

okay, I see the underlying message here about the dishes thing. Because really, i don't feel sorry for you for the rest of the stuff. Buck up....... I know you are way more of a woman than you are complaining to be. send the kids outside or even hell let them harass their dad, that is part of being a parent, just remind him...hahahahahaha. Okay, now that you hate me. I love you and good luck, just give Jason a few more meds and he won't even know what is going on around him. ?;) loves... me!!

Paige said...

I'm sorry. Having a husband home sick is as close as I have come to understanding this (and I really hate that). Keeping kids quiet and away from dad is practically impossible. Good luck with everything, I'll be thinking of you. Wish I was closer and could help out or at least offer you an escape for the day or something.