Nov 1, 2010

Nothing is as hectic as “settling down”

I am the only male employee at a 12-person agency. I am the fifth oldest person of the group. I am one of the two people married, with children. So it cracks me up every time I hear the other girls in the office – in their Sex & the City bubbly attitude – refer to my lifestyle as “having settled down”. They say it with such pity for me.

Settled down? What gives them the idea that having a family is the equivalent to “settling down?” I’ve never been so active in my life!

I wake up at 5:30 a.m., endure rush hour to get my girl to school before 7:30 a.m., endure more traffic to get to the office, have breakfast at my desk, slave the day away behind the computer, put up with other people’s crap, leave the office at 6:30 p.m. (if I’m lucky), endure even more traffic on the way home, feed/walk the dog, do homework with a sleepy child (fun!), swallow dinner, put child to bed before 9:30 p.m., do shit around the house and/or any freelance gig I may have, shower, and bed by midnight. Repeat. Weekends are for taking the child to volleyball practice, doing groceries, laundry, housework, and basically too exhausted to do anything else. IF I have any spare time, I’ll go mountain biking, read a book, see a DVD, surf the net, see friends… but that’s a big IF.

I’m not complaining. I love my life and wouldn’t have it any other way, but if this is “settling down,” then girls, I have news for you: Partying like it’s an endless summer gets old quick.


Me said...


Joker said...

That's why I think Jersey Shore wannabes are part Dori. They don't seem to realize that every night it's the same set list, that their fake tans look fake and look the same always and that the only two things that actually change in their lifestyle is the fashion cycle that's currently in vogue, i.e. repeating itself and the random penis they've decided to allow to roam along their bodies until finishing the night with a drunken sloppy jism stain.

Lucila said...

Even that I am not married nor have kids I have a similar routine with my folks changing a couple of items like homework or walking a dog. And while it may be hard to believe, I am happy (once my folks aren't sick). I enjoy being responsible and I do feel full. I seen those girls and I do not feel envy at all. For me they just seem lost in the glitter.

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