Yes I am. Thank you for noticing. I am home all day. Except when I’m out walking a dog for pay so I can purchase groceries to feed you.
Or when I’m out at the grocery store to purchase food to feed you.
Or when I’m out picking up or dropping off you or your sister for all the numerous sports you guys play.
Or when I have to go to big box store or the mall to shop for things like clothing you outgrow.
Or when I’m out dropping off bags of outgrown clothing from your closet.
And yes, I do spend time sitting on my couch with a laptop on my lap or a phone in my hand.
I advertise my dog walking/pet sitting business. Do you know how much effort this takes for someone like me who is an introverted, shy person? I prepare information packages for people, respond to inquires in facebook or email, and advertise my services. It may look like I’m hanging out on facebook but I’m actually working. To bring extra money in to help us manage debt and feed you, clothe you and send you to competitive sports.
And I arrange to keep the calendar updated so we can coordinate this busy and hectic lifestyle we chose to live with the two of you. I do this with a laptop on my lap or a phone in my hand. It may look like I’m watching fortnite 😵 or hockey 😶 or baseball 😂 videos, or scrolling instragram 😐, but I’m actually updating and scheduling things from one app to another to keep us organized.
I also book appointments for the family, or register you and your sister for your endless activities. Did you know that most organizations require this to be done online? That’s why I’m sitting here with the devices. I’m working for you.
Perhaps you think the banking is fun? That’s another thing that requires constant scrutiny, which I mostly do online as well. When was the last time you paid a bill by moving funds from one account to another, carefully calculating that there is enough in each account to cover upcoming expenses? It takes brainpower to do this, and would work much faster, and better, if I didn’t have constant interruptions about stupid things like earbuds.
No I didn’t take your earbuds. I did see them on the couch a while ago, but I haven’t had a chance to sit on the couch so don’t ask me. I don’t know where you put your stuff.
Yes, you’re right. I do get frustrated at all the clutter everyone leaves around every communal place in this house. There are times when I may collect it and put it away. Or throw it out. Depends on my mood. Don’t want that to happen? Put your shit away. Or at least don’t leave it in the communal areas of this house.
No I will not figure out what time your coach wants you dropped off at his house. It’s your coach, your game, your responsibility. I don’t care if you don’t know what time the game starts, you have teamsnap on your phone, the same device you stare at all day. No, don’t pester your dad about it, he is working two jobs to help support your competitive sport, he has other things going on with his time. You call your coach and figure it out. And then let me know in a timely fashion in case I have to arrange my schedule to accommodate you. You may or may not find me in the house when you have your answer. Why not? Read this list to help remind you.
So yes, I agree, I do spend a lot of time being home. Still want to debate with me?
I didn’t think so.
Now, why do I have to ask you again to empty the dishwasher?
Please send wine, chocolate, and/or a ticket to anywhere but here where there is peace and quiet, and wifi. Don’t forget the wifi. I really, really want to write other things besides this drivel. 😀