April 28, 2010

Will she stay? Or will she go?

Oh that Hubby of mine!  This man is going to drive me completely batty, I just know it.

He wants to head up to Asheville this weekend as his daughter's band has their first "gig" Friday night.

In an effort to break out of my recent bout with hermit-itis (which upon reflection has gotten really, really bad and I need to pull myself out of it) and in a bid to spend some time together as a family, I thought I'd tag along.  As some of you may recall, I have yet to make it with them on a trip to Asheville because usually I had better things to do and wanted some alone time for some reason or another.

I asked when we were leaving.  Friday morning.  Sounds good (although seriously?  Why do we need to leave in the morning?  It's a 2 1/2 hour trip.  So I'll have to take a day off work and we'll have to pull Man-Child out of school-and anyway? Man-Child most likely won't get to go see them play as it's in a nightclub and well...he's a child!).  What was the plan for the return trip?  Sunday afternoon. 

You would have thought I asked him to chop off his head when I asked if we couldn't come back on Saturday evening instead.  What would be the point of going then is what he wondered.

Well, the point would be to see the band play.  That was the purpose of the trip.  Besides, since I don't have laundry-fairy or a house-fairy just when exactly would I have time to prepare the family for the following week?  I don't know about you, but I don't want to be doing laundry, etc until the wee hours on Sunday night.  And we'd be there two days and one night.  I mean come on, they are kids - excuse me, young adults.  Do they really want to be entertaining the parents all weekend?  I'm sure they have better things to do - I know I did at that age.

So this issue hasn't been settled yet. 


  1. i hope everything works out, but if i was you i wouldn't worry about the laundry or the house. just go and relax and have fun. it's just one weekend, after all. :)

  2. Maybe you could agree to stay until Sunday, if he will agree to do the laundry and get everything set for the coming week. Might settle it pretty quick. (it sure would around here... seems I'm the only one that knows how to work the heavy equipment)

  3. Surely there is a compromise you can work out. I always hate to spend the entire weekend doing something out of the house, because as you said, the work doesn't go away... :-)

  4. If she's playing Friday night, I see no reason why you couldn't go Friday at some point and then return the next day. You should go and relax, have fun, but you're right that she might not want the responsibility of keeping you all entertained all weekend too. I hope you figure it out!

  5. If you do manage to get a housework fairy I'd be very obliged if I could borrow her, thanks xx

  6. I'd agree to go for the entire weekend provided husband and man-child chip in with the chores...

  7. I know, sweetie. There's nothing worse than getting home on a sunday night and having the whole weekend's chores waiting for you.

    Maybe you can strike a deal where hubby will help?

  8. Good luck with figuring things out. I'd go! Anything to get out of the house.

  9. Okay this is probably a stupid solution, but could you take a day off work on Monday? That way you'd get your alone time and could get the family ready for the week on Monday???


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