Someone Has To Do It


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My subject is:

How do you manage to get things done that you absolutely hate doing?

It was submitted by:


Exercising: Need help committing to exercising. During the week I get up at 5:10 and leave the house by 6:35. I don’t get home till 4, some days I don’t get home till 5:30. It’s a long day of teaching and driving to schools. By the time I get home I am mentally and psychically done, so how the hell do I fit exercise in there??????

Lunches: I hate making lunches, seriously it’s no monotonous and annoying. When Anthony was in kindergarten I tried to make all those cute lunches you see on pinteretst, then realized 1. Who has the bloody time with a full time job 2. It’s all getting shoved in his mouth and he’s shitting it out in the toilet, so does it matter how cute it is? 3. He could care less if I leave him a note or not. So I just just make a sandwich, give him two snacks and throw in a juice and he’s good to go.

Cleaning: I hate cleaning and wish I had money to toss around. I would hire a cleaning lady again. It was lovely coming home to clean and organized house. Now it’s all up to me and I don’t like it. I’m tired of smelling piss all over the toilet, I’m tired of cleaning up messes and spills. I’m tired of cleaning period!


Grocery Shopping: I wish I could afford to hire a personal shopper. I was planning to use one this year, but things did not pan out the way I had hoped. After commuting and working all week, I just want to come home to a the shopping already done. Peapod just grabs the items and brings them to you without really checking them out or picking the best. The service and quality of the products are beyond terrible.


Laundry: So much flipping laundry, I never have anything put away at all. Except that one week when Tony is away at boy scout camp over the summer and Anthony y is in camp. It’s just me so that is one the one week there is NEVER any laundry out. The other 358 days of the year we have more laundry to put away and wash all at the same time. How does that flipping happen. By the time they clothes are dried there are two more baskets of laundry to be done. Why even bother putting it all away….sobs as I think about it.


About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Someone Has To Do It — 7 Comments

  1. I totally laughed out loud at the pinterest lunch thing “It’s all getting shoved in his mouth and he’s shitting it out in the toilet” so very true. Who has time for that when their kids are young and the laundry is piling up?

  2. I am just starting to crest this hill and see hope in the future. My kids can pack their own lunches, put away their own clothes, and even do some cleaning around the house. It involves a lot of yelling on my part sometimes, but it gets done!

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