Monday, December 3, 2012

I Can Wear Diamonds with Yoga Pants

Before I became (I really dislike this title) a "Stay at Home Mom", I was an accountant. I worked in the field full time until my oldest was 2, then part-time until we moved out of Texas - away from all of our family/support system/emergency babysitters. It wasn't my dream job but it got me out of the house, gave me an opportunity to use my brain for something other than memorizing title sequences from the Disney Channel, and there was a routine paycheck. All in all, a decent gig.

I consider going back to work from time to time. I kind of miss it. But the truth is I don't want to be an accountant. I don't know what I'd like to do, but sitting at a desk all day staring at a computer and entering numbers IS NOT IT.

Charming and I were watching the Cowboy's game on TV last night and one of the announcers mentioned something about one of the player's wives being an emergency room nurse.

Charming: That's interesting that she works. She probably doesn't have to.

Me: Well, maybe she likes her job. I'd go back to work if I liked what I did. I think being a nurse would be cool.

Charming: Are you saying you're gonna go to nursing school?

Me: No. I don't have the stomach for nursing. And I'm fairly certain one doesn't just DECIDE to go to nursing school. But I like that you get to talk to people and don't sit at a desk all day. Also, I'd like a job where I got to wear scrubs and squishy shoes.

Charming: Well that would be a step up from what you wear now.

Me: .....

Charming: .....

Charming: Would you like diamonds for Christmas?

Moral of this story:
Bait your husband for an insult and you will score jewelry. 



18 comments:

  1. That's funny! BTW, I really also dislike the term Stay At Home Mom, we need to create a new term for this job! Can I use the same bait for that 70-300mm lens I want for Christmas instead of the jewelry? LOL Have a great holiday, I love reading your blog.

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    1. Thanks for reading!

      I am pretty sure the bait works for lots of expensive goodies! It's worth a shot.

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  2. I think this post just became my absolute favorite! :)

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  3. Well played...well played.

    I am quite certain my husband is not impressed with my 4:00 wardrobe change that occurs the second I have picked up my oldest from school. Ahhh, loungewear.

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    1. I just don't see the point in getting all dolled-up to stay home all day. And by dolled up I mean jeans.

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  4. Maybe you should be a crime scene investigator?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. Hahahaha! At least he realized his mistake. I husband would have been, "what? can you get me a beer?"

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    1. He probably realized it from the daggers I shot out of my eyeballs. If I had that super power I would SO be in prison.

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  6. That's some seriously fantastic advice. I'm aiming for tennis bracelet if I can trap the hubs into an ill-advised comment on my deflated breasts.

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    1. Well an insult lasts only a moment (usually), but diamonds...they last forever. That's what I always say.

      Now, if you'll excuse me. I'll be over here doing my happy dance because Ninja Mom commented on my post.

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  7. LOL. That's one of the most creative ways of scoring diamonds that I've ever heard of! I know what you mean about going back to work if you enjoy what you do. I want to go back to work someday, but I just haven't figured out exactly what I want to do yet.

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    1. Don't get the nursing world twisted. I do love my job but copious amounts of bodily fluids

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    2. (Vomit,blood, poop, snot, phlegm) of complete strangers, can make one question their career path. Be blessed you are able to stay home with your kids. They grow up so fast and you can't get that time back .

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    3. Yeah. I know better than to think I could handle all that business. Guh-ross. Props to you for being able to stomach it!

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