Just for discussion...no real life drama in play. LOL
In the "would you pay to not see your skids as much" thread, Glockmom made a post that got me thinking. With regards to being a SM and it being a thankless job, Glock said "Your husband should show his appreciation."
I am wondering...how many of you have husbands who actually have verbalized in some way their appreciation for your efforts when it comes to the skids? Is that really something that happens on a regular basis? Should it? If you're BM and remarried, do you thank your husband? If so, for what exactly? If you've got kids with your current spouse, do you thank him when he's doing things for the family/your shared progeny?
As a SM, I can think of two people who have acknowledged my efforts and showed appreciation. And it wasn't my husband. Or my skids. It was my MIL and BM. But my husband doesn't. Maybe if he did, maybe if many other spouses did, Glock is right and there would be less of a "thankless job SM" vibe out there.
But on the other hand, if you're part of the team, should you be appreciated for showing up? For doing your part? Once you marry into a life with kids, isn't it part of your "job" to be helping out? No one is going to thank me or show appreciation for me doing my job at work as I agreed to do when I was hired, why is it/should it be any different at home?