Yesterday a friend introduced me to a fabulous website (thank you, Tabitha!) that calculates how much you (as a mom) should be paid for your work at home. Their calculator takes into account if you do or don't work outside the home, and they even now have a section that calculates what the dad is worth based on his help around the house. The website even bases it in part on where you live. After all, the cost of living is drastically different between Manhattan and Hick-ville.
YOU'VE GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT: www.mom.salary.com
Apparently I'm worth $182,315 a year! ... I think it's time to up the life insurance policy! Or maybe I'll request a paid vacation - that alone could set me up quite nicely for a fabulous shopping trip! Pottery Barn here I come!
So, ladies. The next time your hubby walks into the room holding (at arms length) your wee one - and suddenly you're overcome by the nauseous gasses emanating from that blow-out diaper ... Rather than wanting to file for divorce right then and there ('cause seriously the man* can change a diaper once in a while too!) - think of that Grande Caramel Mocha from Starbucks that you earned in the time it took you to change your fiftieth diaper of the day.
*Note - Aaron probably changes more diapers than I do in a day. "The man" in no way references my amazing husband!