Being a full-time mom is the best job I've ever had; I really love spending most of my time teaching Kieran cool things every day. I don't spend all my time doing the things that my husband's mother did (keeping a perfect house while Brian vegged in front of the tv). I basically spend the minimal amount of time to keep a clean and healthy home. It really sucks when Brian comes home from work and complains that he works all day to pay for our house, and it looks like crap because there is a pile of unopened mail on the kitchen counter and toys on the coffee table where he wants to set his beer. He doesn't even show interest or pleasure in what I accomplished, as if our kid would learn how to write his name from Sponge Bob so I could clean house all day. He complains about how it's all on him to pay the bills and we'd have so much more money if I got a full time job. But then, if he were to get what he wants, half my salary would go to child care and the other half would go to a maid service! I've always been a clutter freak, and for some reason Brian thought that I would change my cluttered ways once I became a "homemaker"! Ridiculous. I mean, the house isn't even in terrible shape, we aren't ashamed to have people over. But I'm never going to live up to the super-perfect standards that my mother-in-law set.