Drafty...I "don't" cook...and one...ONE...night I made spaghetti (about eight years ago) for DH & DS. Well, DS was too young to happily eat "unfamiliar" tasting spaghetti and DH politely expressed he didn't care for it so much, either.
Guess who has not cooked A MEAL SINCE? And, conversely, guess who has learned to cook all the meals SINCE? YUP! DH definitely regrets that comment...but he's a ****ed good cook for it!! :0)
You complain in my house, you're DONE! Harsh...but gotta draw the line somewhere...now, I will occasionally make something simple, but its not a common occurrence, and my husband would kill for a wife who cooks! I told him that when we retire or when he can support me and I no longer have to work, I'll gladly cook nightly!! :0)
Maple...I'm with you. A job is a job...nothing is beneath me, and I've done some pretty tough/"degrading" jobs in my life when necessary to support myself before becoming a nurse. If I could no longer work as a nurse, what I would do is precisely as you have. Have a "main" job, providing the majority of the income, and a second job if necessary that was as mentally "non-taxing" as possible, and just glide through it, being happy for the added income...people astound me with how "job snobby" they can be while their family has to go without. I don't think anyone on this thread has an ounce of that in them...we ALL seem to work harder by far than what we are paid, comparatively, and we all are happy to bring home pay...end of story!
Hang in there tonight Drafty! I agree with whomever suggested to hide out in the bedroom! (my total m.o.when my brother in law comes around)!
Hugs guys! :0)
"The argument from intimidation shows nothing but intellectual impotence." Ayn Rand