Sunday, November 26, 2006

Equality - Yeah Right

I'm getting ready to go off for another trip for work this week. I don't want to go, and Randy & I have talked several times about how taxing the travel schedule has been lately. However, there are a lot of perks with this job - including a lot of flexibility for doctor's & therapy appointments. So, for now, I travel.

But, from talking with my male counterparts, I notice there is a huge difference in how they get ready to travel, and how I get ready for a trip.

Male counterpart:

Pack his bags
Check his airline ticket
Remind his wife that Friday is garbage day
Kiss the kids goodbye

Female counterpart:

Four weeks ahead - find someone to come and "help" while gone
Do all laundry - for both yourself, the husband, & the kids
Pack bags
Lay out clothes for each kid for every single day of the week
Go grocery shopping to stock the house while being gone
Lay out a meal plan for every single day that you are gone
Check airline ticket
Remind husband about doctor's appointments, medicine schedules, daycare drop-off, and other "must dos" during the week
Kiss the kids goodbye

This is what the "equality" movement was all about? I think we've got a long ways yet to go.


Your Husband said...

Sounds like a conversation you and I had this weekend. P.S. You will be home on Friday, so YOU can take out the garbage.

Anonymous said...

yeah I think we've got a long way to go as well.. lol

Laurie said...

Look at Randy commenting! How sweet. Gak.

Glad you'll be home soon! I'll try to call you this weekend so we can chat!!!

liz.mccarthy said...

Oh my, do I undestand about equality!!! Liz