I want to Have it All too!

The ‘have it all’ theme has popped up in numerous recent news articles. It strikes me as a very gluttonous attitude towards life. I like it!

Working mothers want it all! What does that even mean? We want quantity and quality family time. We want meaningful careers with steady advancement. We want me time, family time, spouse time, and friend time!

Sign me up! Here’s my have it all list:

  • A personal chef that has wonderful, balance, and nutritious dinners ready each night, and also packs lunches for the whole family,
  • A housekeeper that pretty much takes care of all the house stuff, like laundry and picking up the Cheerios off the floor after breakfast,
  • A butler – I’m not sure what butlers are supposed to do, but I want one who fetches stuff for the kids during mealtimes, I’m tired of getting up every 5 minutes during dinner,
  • A high paying career where I can do stuff I like, when I like, and take breaks and vacations whenever I like (kind of like unemployment but with better pay),
  • Children that don’t fight and do everything I tell them, immediately (my current set seems to be broken),
  • A personal tailor who can make clothing fit my mom body properly, and maybe do my clothes shopping for me (I’m a bad shopper),
  • Calorie free chips,
  • My favourite songs on the radio whenever I’m driving (they always seem to cut to the irritating chatter the second I’m behind the wheel),
  • Good hair days every day.

I know, it’s a lot to ask. I may just have to figure out how to live with less than ‘it all.’ I’d happily settle for the power to control time. That way I could do all of the things I’d like to do and not feel like I’m wasting precious time that should be spent on all of the things I need to get done.

What’s on your list?

 

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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9 Responses to I want to Have it All too!

  1. That’s an awesome list but I’d like to add “a garden that weeds it self!”

  2. Elizabeth says:

    A live-in nanny who also cooks and cleans here and there, and my children’s ability to scream disabled for a few years. And for my husband’s income to double, without more time on the job.
    You know, all the *possible* things.

  3. I would add a message therapist at home and a live in Chiropractor.

  4. Oooh! ^ a massage therapist and live in chiropractor sound magical!
    I’d agree with the butler though. I’ve taken to setting out jugs of milk, napkins and dish towels on a table beside our dining room table, just to help reduce the number of times I have to get up during meals.

  5. The chef is a wonderful idea, it’s going on my list in first place!

  6. Pingback: Why “Having it All” is not the Point « Developmental Mommy

  7. workingmommawithababy says:

    Good hair days for always. I totally second that one. And, someone to entertain the baby while I eat dinner. 🙂

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