Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Why Being the Mom Sucks

Let's just say that you are in the bathroom and you change the toilet paper roll.

Let's further say that when you toss the empty cardboard tube into the trash can you happen to miss [you are amazing, but not infallible].

Let's continue to say that you are in a rush and you neglect to pick up the empty tube and think, "O.k., no big deal, I'll just grab it later."

Let's meander along as days go by and you keep forgetting to pick up that empty tube, but you see it when you use the bathroom, and you hit a point where you are wondering if it's a figment of your imagination and if you are the only one who can see it because there are 2 other people who use this bathroom [granted, not with your frequency - thanks, mother-bladder!] and neither of them has bothered to pick it up, so maybe it doesn't actually exist, perhaps it is a hologram like on CNN during the election [please explain this to me - no, don't, I don't care].

Because otherwise it means that you, as the mom, are responsible for picking up everything ever ever ever and even though you pick up stuff after the husband and the girl and the cats, no one, not even the cats, will pick up after you. 

And THAT'S why being the mom sucks.


  1. Well, if the paper roll does exist, then yes, that sucks. But maybe you're right and it's a CNN level hologram - that means there's a chance you'll meet Anderson Cooper. And that's awesome.

  2. Ooh, thanks for the silver lining, Megan! Anderson Cooper is awesome.

  3. If you lived alone, you'd have the same problem. Which is why it sucks to live alone (with cats). And it's also the BEST THING EVER.

  4. Alone - Can't cats be trained to do anything? I know that they are our overlords, or whatever, but c'mon, it can't be THAT hard to knock some trash into a garbage can. Ours can sure knock stuff off the counters any time they want.

  5. I am the ONLY Person who changes the TP. Everyone else grabs a new roll and puts it on top of the empty roll, resting there. Seriously? You can't change the roll. One time I wrote in marker on the empty roll: If you don't change me, I am leaving forever. It barely fit, but was mildly effective.

  6. I feel your pain. Same thing with emptying the freaking dishwasher! Don't even get me started on that!

  7. Bedbugs - nice threat! I'm glad it [sort of] worked!

    KathyR - What do men do if they live alone? Just ignore the holder?

    Holly - Ugh, the dishwasher. I'm tempted to use paper plates.


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