A little background… I am and have been a prototype technician for 9-10yrs now. I'm 5ft nothing, 130ish lbs, and I've been working in the auto industry for half of my life. I have 2 kids (1 from previous marriage/1 from husband now). I've been married twice and divorced once. I've been through a lot for the short 32yrs I've been around. Good and bad. Bankruptcy (after divorce), foreclosure (husband's house), profit sharing's that helped us get ahead, and frustration with people that think we owe them something. Basically from one end to the other and settled somewhere in the middle. Last but not least, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (which is complete polar opposite of insomnia) and I have to take medication to keep me functioning in normal, everyday things.
I currently work 40hrs a week. I occasionally make dinner (try to at least twice a week – and one of those two times is for two nights of meals). I clean the house every weekend (spot checking throughout the week). I work on my Firebird (project car) in the evenings after the kids are in bed and make sure my daily driver is maintained. I help my husband in the yard when I can (he also helps me around the house pretty often). I make sure all the bills are paid on time. I get the kids fed, bathed, and in bed. I help my 7yr old with her homework. I take the 2yr old to daycare (husband and I ride into work together, but I usually drive in the morning). I do all the grocery shopping (and hate every second). I do all birthday and holiday shopping. I will shovel snow or mow the lawn if my husband cannot. I rarely say no to my husband about getting frisky. I usually don't miss work unless it's for my kids (with the exception of my vacation days… sometimes). I bake. Sometimes I have to pick my 7yr old up at her dad's house… 60mi from my house. I hold holidays in my home. My husband and I do all of our home improvements together as well. That part happens as often as we can afford (time and money) because it's a house that was built in 1906.
I feel so stretched sometimes. I think to myself that I'm 'supermom/wife' and other times, I feel like that I'm being conceited about it. What do you think?
Don't get me wrong… I think of my husband as 'super-hubby' too. He does a lot of stuff that I don't want to do. He does as much as I do. He also thinks of things that I don't and vice versa.
What are your lives like? What is it like with your significant other?