Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Turn on the crockpot

My personal rant that I need to let out…..

When I say to put turn on the crockpot at 12n, putting it on at 4pm is not going to suffice.
Dinner is at 5:30-6:30p in our house. It takes 4 hours for the food to cook.
Do you see the math?

No what gets my goat is not that you forgot to turn it on at 12noon. It's that you do this numerous times.
I don't understand how you can forget especially as I set it up to be nearly full proof. 
"Honey, after you drop the kidlet off at school, turn on the crackpot. It's packed and ready to be cooked. Just take it out of the refrigerator and press start.

No you might not see it this way but your continuous failure to start the crockpot is an unintentional screw you to me. It's obvious you really don't care that after a long day working outside of the house I have to figure out how to cook a nutritious healthy meal that our kids will enjoy before there bedtimes. I must do this in the limited time I have from when I come home. I must do this on a limited budget. I must do this and juggle two kids who are happy and excited to see me and want me to play rather than cook or clean up or set the table or get the beds ready for bedtime or undress from my work clothes or pee.

I cook every meal. I plan every meal. I do this not because I love to cook. I do this because my kids and my husband need to eat healthy nutritious meals. I don't ask for accolades.
I don't ask for parties or balloons or banners. Just throw me a freaking bone.

I wake up early to make breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners for everyone. I wake up early to clean the sink and kitchen because I hate leaving the sink dirty because the sad truth is what I leave in the sink in the morning or and night will be waiting for me 12 hours later.

If I could start my crackpot before I left for work and had you turn it off, I'd be fine but you haven't and I come home 12 hours later to burnt food that you think is serveable so I need you to start it.
Please help me out.

I know as soon as you see me come home, you punch out. Please don't punch out while I'm not. I need you to help me. I need to feel you understand. I know you do a lot but I'm sorry I do more and will always do more. I know that's my lot and that's fine. I'm not complaining. Just please turn on the damn crockpot.