Dear Absent Parent,
Raising six children means that nothing is ever quiet, clean, or routine. We always need milk, the lemonade pitcher empties in minutes and a box of cereal only lasts 3 days if I hide it before going to bed.
Our children are 3, 7, 9, 10, 17 and even though the 23 year old mostly visits, my house is always chaotic.
You said I need to do my share since I don’t work. Here’s what I do on a typical day during the 157 hours of the week you don’t have them:
Awake to tormented wails:
“He’s copying me!”
“She spilled Cheerios on me!”
“I have nothing to wear!”
“There’s nothing eat!”
Vacuum Cheerios from everywhere while my coffee gets cold. Start the laundry. Clean up after the dog who was just let in but prefers to pee inside. Clean…
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