Cameron from Get the Stink Off has a very wise tale for us today. Very wise. Cameron is a husband and father of two young children who proclaims himself to be a computer nerd, power napper, fire starter and keeper of the lawn. Please visit his blog for more sage advice.
Last week, my wife started working a slightly different shift. Instead of working 9 to 5:30, she is now working 8 to 4:30. It's worked out really well for both of us, we're actually able to sit down and eat dinner as a family.
Anyway, because she's been having to leave earlier, I've been helping get the kids ready in the morning. One might even say I'm going above and beyond, even. It takes me about 40 minutes for me to get showered and dressed, and get the kids dressed and fed. It takes her about the same amount of time to blow dry her hair.....but I digress.
So as the end of the week approaches, I noticed the wife is extraordinarily cranky. She is being short with the kids and myself. At this point, I'm a little upset because I've been busting my hump all week helping get everybody ready to go, besides doing all the normal household work. So I finally asked my wife, "Are you still taking your meds, because you've been a crank-*#s all week?" Surprisingly, she did NOT become pleasant immediately following that remark.
This is the first, of possibly many, lessons in what not to do / say.