Mama Diaries

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Neglectful Mama

"Woman!" my husband yelled.  "We have no food in this house!"

I looked at that guy.  "We have food.  Look.  Cereal, soup, fruit, milk, cookies, chocolate, and ice cream."

He looked at me.  "Maybe you can live on a diet of cereal and ice cream, but I need meat!  Stop your blogging and go to the store.  You are neglecting us!"

"Okay, wait a minute," I said.  "First of all, I'm not just blogging.  I'm writing a book, and I'm on the last chapter.  I want to finish it.  Second, aren't you a guy?  Guys are supposed to be hunters.  If you want meat, go hunt for some!"

He didn't like that.  "You don't care if we starve!  We're going to die, and you're just going to keep blogging."

I walked over to the cupboard and pulled out the box of cereal.  I shook it.  It was half full.  "Okay," I said.  "I'll go to the store, but only because we need more cereal!"

35 comments:

  1. If you want peace and quiet, keep the men fed with a remote in hand.

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  2. Men seem to forget that they are capable of feeding themselves. My husband also has that issue. Good luck with blogging, writing, and all the other things that demand your attention. It's certainly not easy to balance it all.

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    1. Thanks. It seems to be getting harder and harder to keep all the plates spinning!

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  3. I wish I still had my husband around to shout at me....lol

    Yvonne.

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  4. Cereal will fill a stomach very well!

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  5. LOL, that reminds me I should be making a grocery list and going to the store because there is no food in the house!! UGH. LOL You know, cereal does work...but I am about out of that and milk too.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  6. I say, if you've got cereal, you've got it all. lol.

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  7. Let him starve -- on cereal, ice cream, cookies, fruit, milk, and chocolate. I suspect he'll survive the starvation diet.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hee hee! You show no mercy with men! (Except for Elvis Aaron Schwartz!)

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    2. And the Z-Boys! I cater to their every whim.

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  8. I've been making bean in the crock pot every other day and adding vegetables at the end - lately I've added kale, which I think maybe has calcium, so it has almost all of the food groups. The husband must have gotten hungry - he's been eating it. :) Kids are eating cereal.

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  9. If he has the energy to gripe, your husband should also have the energy to go to the grocery store himself, methinks!

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  10. Sorry if I was laughing out loud reading this. I almost choked on my coffee. Sounds quite familiar. (My husband blames me for too much blogging too.)

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    1. Blogging is kind of addictive, isn't it? ;)

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  11. Uh, poor you! I love the part where you suggested that your husband goes hunting for his own meat, just brilliant! I hope you got to finish that last chapter. Next time, just give the kids the ice cream and let the husband starve...just saying.

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  12. Haha! Story of my household! But I liked you ranswe, 'Man are supposed to be hunters!'

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  13. Too funny, and also too familiar. Not only does my husband like meat, he likes dinner every night. The nerve of him. :)

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  14. I didn't expect the last line. Nice twist.

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  15. I guess I'm lucky. If I don't cook dinner, my husband makes himself a sandwich or a bowl of cereal. He's a weird guy. :)

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  16. Now that's funny. I do all the grocery shopping in my house. I also eat cereal for dinner every once in a while. Don't do a lot of meat though. My wife seems pretty happy with the dinners I fix for her.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. You're an unusual guy! Most guys eat only meat!

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