Saturday, November 08, 2008

I Need To Ask For A Freakin' "Parenting Raise"...

Today I attempted to parent 7 kids...well, 8. But the 8th one slept all day, so she doesn't count.

I drive a Toyota Camry. Yeah, they seat FIVE. So... until we buy that short bus and paint "Honk If You Love Jesus" all over it--I have them all to myself, in my 3 bedroom crap box, on Saturdays.

One of my new step children has diabetes. Like "give yourself a shot of insulin" diabetes. Yeah. Like, this is serious stuff. I didn't take that class. So, I made specific (or so I thought) requests that he come to my house with EVERYTHING he needed. Oh, wait...did you see that pretty butterfly float by? What was I saying? Forget half his stuff? Okay. No problem...

And THEN to top it off... When he actually *NEEDED* his "stuff"? I broke all protocols and procedures in who to call--who NOT to call... who to talk to, who NOT to talk to... So, basically I feel assless at the moment. Chewed out by 2 men in my life whom I thought...well, who I respect. Now I just feel: clueless AND assless. Incompetent. I'm sure CPS will be called any moment.

I can GUARANTEE you this: I will have EVERYTHING he needs, plus alcohol (for me) before the next visit. And I will call NO ONE--except 911 when he falls into a coma.

And I am demanding a raise. This shit ain't worth all the ass chewing...

11 comments:

Trixie said...

Don't know how you can do it...I can barely cope iwht my TWO kids let alone 8!

Slick said...

Uh Oh....

I freak the hell out anytime a medical situation arises.

I don't have the right to chew on anyone's ass about that kinda stuff...

Good luck

One Salient Oversight said...

Hi. For some reason I did a search for James Spurgeon, based upon a comment he made on my blog a few years ago.

That led me to your webpage somehow, and the revelation that you are James' new wife.

umm... I'd really like to know what happened to his old wife. Dead? Divorced? Crazy?

Good to know you're an Obama supporter. I eventually found James' blog and he seems reasonably conservative... still.

One Salient Oversight said...

Dang. Sorry, I was reading "The Cowboy Chronicles" and thought it was you as well. Forget about the Obama comment, but it is still nice to "meet" you.

Anonymous said...

Your ass will be as good as new in no time. And you'll be able to chew theirs. Keep on keeping on, girl. You do a hell of a job. But, still, you need a raise.

xoxo Vic

One Salient Oversight said...
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One Salient Oversight said...

I mean, ahhh Divorced.

Anonymous said...

You guys rock. Of course I'm over reacting--after all--I'm a woman. But I still dont like to feel like I'm disappointing ANYONE--least of all the center of my heart.

So, dont worry, we kissed, made up, kissed again and made up 2 more times...and then he washed dishes. I'm gonna keep him a litle longer... I mean, the court house called today and said our marriage lisense is ready to be picked up--so, no turning back now. Plus, he's a really good kisser.

PS O.S.O.: nice to "meet" you as well, tho James will cringe when he finds out that my nasty lil blog has been linked back to him--Ah, well...(hee hee)

Martie

One Salient Oversight said...

Give James my regards. I hope you are both happy and enjoying newly married life.

(It's none of my business what happened to his previous marriage)

Anonymous said...

OSO: I will give him your regards...

Just know this: Rumor has it that James was at fault--don't believe rumors. She has a ton of faults herself. Divorce isn't always a one way street--it's never a one car pileup with one driver at fault.

PS: *I* wasn't there for the divorce--I came into the picture way after. Most of my info comes from innocent bystanders to that particular wreck

One Salient Oversight said...

Thanks for the info. Divorce is never simple - very rarely is only one party solely to blame.

After I found your blog and your relationship with "Mr X" I scanned back the previous year and read about your own issues including your ex husband who seems a bit of a jerk.

I've been married for 15 years. Both of us are Christians on our first marriage. Yet every time I think we've got our relationship licked something comes up which puts enormous strain on it and then I read of people who've been married for 15-20 years getting divorced.

Well, whatever the issues that Mr X had with his previous marriage, I sincerely wish you both well and I hope you both gain more happiness than sadness out of your relationship.