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Is this what your house looks like?  In our house, you could come in and find this….


So, you can imagine that he is pretty tired, and when I finally announce that I’m going up to bed, and my husband says “Ok, me, too.”, it means two completely different things.

 I begin slowly making my way upstairs… cleaning up from today & getting ready for tomorrow.  I am picking up the baby toys that were left out, grabbing the clothes that are in the basket on the steps to go upstairs, putting away any shoes that were left near the front door.  Our kids are actually pretty good about cleaning up their toys, because I have learned to STOP DOING THAT, but I still find a few things lying around at the end of the day.

In his mind, “I’m going to bed” means… I’M GOING TO BED.


OH!  and the same thing goes when we go to lay our heads down- he is asleep in about 2 minutes flat, while I am just laying there, thinking, for the next hour.  Sometimes I will notice that he has LITERALLY fallen asleep while I am talking to him in bed!  I mean, I will be in the middle of a conversation and say “Mic?”…

No response…

“Mic?  Are you already asleep?”

“Mic?  Seriously? Are you kidding right now?  How on earth could you have fallen asleep in the four seconds that we have been upstairs?”  (I guess the same way that he would have fallen asleep downstairs while we were watching a REALLY GOOD movie or show!)

So tell me… what does it look like in your house? 

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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. funny! don’t forget that we’re usually the ones having to carry the kids BACK into bed as they constantly get out. girl, yes, it must be nice to have a wife/mother. 🙂

  2. This totally describes us! I love it! I’ll have to show my husband in the morning… he’s already in bed (and I’m still getting ready)!

    1. I just saw the time stamp above. Yikes! It’s only 12:46 here, still late, but not as ridiculous as 3:46.

      Also in my defense, my husband is camping out (sleeping in the tent in the yard) with the 4-year-old, so I’m holding down the fort alone (well, with 2 other sleeping kiddos). I really am going to bed now though! 🙂

      1. haha- we are in NC, so the time is a few hours ahead of you. 😉

  3. Ha not me! I pretty much don’t do any work after dinner. When I say I’m going to bed the only thing I need to do is make a sandwhich for hubby tomorrow, brush teeth, and get in bed.

  4. This is soooo true! We don’t have kids yet, but the other things… When I go to bed I go to the bathroom first and then feed our cats… pick up stuff that needs to be in the kitchen, clean up the table in the living room… meanwhile my boyfriend is still sitting on the couch, waiting for me to actually go to bed. Hahaha.

  5. This is such a great post. I have to say I agree 110% with this post. We do tend to not relax until we are forced to do it. I know many woman who are always doing more than one thing at once.

  6. This is the opposite in my house. I just spent the day at work, 530-4:30, mowed the lawn( while the wife went shopping to escape the kids), I spent the evening vacuuming, cleaning up breakfast lunch and dinner messes. Got my son ready for camp and put my daughter to bed. And at 920 finally sitting.

    1. haha- sounds like my husband (minus the vacuuming, etc…) – worked 7-6, cut the grass tonight & then played baseball with the boys while I drew with sidewalk chalk with our two little ones. 🙂 (enjoying these long days of sunlight!)

  7. This is even MORE fun when you have ADHD too! lol – Great post, my husband and I both laughed.

  8. Ha ha! Yes, hubby checks the kids and locks the house up but I do everything else. And yes, he tends to fall asleep as soon as he hits the pillow. Pft to that!

  9. I have to be honest. In my house or is the opposite. Once I say that my day is over, it’s done. I brush teeth and go to bed. My husband finds a zillion send six things to do along the way and it drives me NUTS! Come morning though, I can get a ton of things done before he finishes his coffee. 🙂