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Thankless jobs Moms do that don't get noticed...

Posted by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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 19 Things Moms Do Every Day That They Really Wish You'd Notice...


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Moms, we do so much for our families. Stuff they don't even know about. And when it comes to these umpteen, thankless tasks that reliably fall to us, a lot of the time, no one even notices. If you're a mom, you're nodding your head right now. If you're not, you're probably sitting baffled, thinking, "Like what?!"

I thought I'd ask some fellow moms to share some of the ongoing chores they do that often go by completely unappreciated. A major shout-out to moms everywhere, because holy crap, we work our butts off for our families.


Our least favorite jobs that we wish we'd get more recognition for:

  • Vacuuming up dog hair. No one seems to notice or care when the tumbleweeds suddenly disappear. -- Lauren
  • Grocery shopping/food prep. No one helps, cares, or appreciates the effort put into it. -- Tonya
  • ... wiping butts for eight years straight! That's nearly 3,000 days x what ... five times a day min? 14,000+! Ahhh motherhood! -- Michelle
  • The constant mental checklist of noticing things -- prescriptions that need refilling, dentist appointments to make, school book orders. -- Kristen
  • Clearing out the too small/off season clothing, replacing socks and underwear, clipping fingernails and toenails. -- Marianne
  • Making appointments for people and animals and registering for EVERYTHING. -- Kelly
  • Cleaning up the kitchen. I feel like it's what I do all day, every day, and yet it is still a mess. -- PinkHerring
  • Laundry. No one cares about that until they're out of pants. And my 6-year-old likes multiple daily wardrobe changes, ugh. -- NonSoccerMom
  • Turning the clothes right side out when folding/putting the laundry away. -- Crazyplaces
  • Small cleaning. They appreciate big stuff -- dishes, etc. -- but forget if it weren't for me, the house would collapse under piles of clutter. -- Ashley
  • You mean apart from being here? Just being? Always the backup plan. How about Stocker of Household Goods? TP, shoes, bread, etc. -- Hopejumper
  • Cooking dinner -- almost every damn night I hear, "How many bites do I HAVE to eat of this?" -- Laura
  • Knowing where EVERYTHING is and where everything needs to be/go. -- Jessica
  • Grocery shopping. The food, it just magically appears the fridge in the amounts and kinds we like to eat! -- A'Dell
  • Being the keeper of the schedule. You know, always knowing who needs what for school, when birthdays are, etc. -- Hillary
  • Hustling -- always with the hustling of little people through breakfast, to the car, to get dressed, into the bath, to bed, etc. -- Gaby
  • There is literally zero appreciation for meal planning. Both in the sense that the effort it takes to seek out the recipes & plan & execute the shopping according to the plan and budget isn't appreciated AND in the way that the plan is so casually disregarded according to daily whim of the family (PHILLIP). "What's for dinner?" Meal according to plan. "Oh, I'll just make myself something." Or "Want me to just pick up food instead?" Translation - "Gross, fuck your food." -- TemerityJane
  • Putting things where they belong. We had a week of backpack hell before my boy decided to hang it on the hook himself when I quit. -- Tammy
  • Cleaning toilets. Especially with a boy. And a husband, if we're honest. -- Jessica



YES TO ALL OF THESE!  

 What would YOU add to this list?



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by Jinx on Dec. 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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My only pet peeve in this category is making appointments for everyone. Even/especially DH... what? You don't have a frigging phone?

DH was trading in our truck the other day. He was gone for six hours so you know he was sitting in the dealership twiddling his dang thumbsfor several hours.  He called ME to ask me to cal lhis Dr to refill a prescriptions.

Wouldn't it have been just as easy to call the Dr office and ask yourself? I assure you I was not on the line with them and longer than I was with him!  So he could have called himself in less time!

kirbymom
by Sonja on Dec. 4, 2014 at 1:15 PM

That is definitely a pet peeve for me. It drives me nuts that hubby wants to call me to make a call for him that he could just as easily have made himself. lol 

*If your fingers work to call me, they work to call whomever else just as easily*.  LOL

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

My only pet peeve in this category is making appointments for everyone. Even/especially DH... what? You don't have a frigging phone?

DH was trading in our truck the other day. He was gone for six hours so you know he was sitting in the dealership twiddling his dang thumbsfor several hours.  He called ME to ask me to cal lhis Dr to refill a prescriptions.

Wouldn't it have been just as easy to call the Dr office and ask yourself? I assure you I was not on the line with them and longer than I was with him!  So he could have called himself in less time!


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