Why Do I Even Bother?

Do you ever wonder why you even bother doing things for people when they don’t even appreciate it? I spent an hour cooking dinner tonight and no one ate but me. Sad smile  The sad thing is that when I don’t cook, I get snide remarks about not doing anything. It make me wonder sometimes why I even try. So, I am not cooking unless it is something for my son and I. If anyone else wants to eat, then they can fix a sandwich.

I am tired of hurting myself to do things for people that do not appreciate it. With my back problems, it is hard for me to do laundry, dishes, sweeping and just housework in general. Standing over the stove cooking really puts me in a painful place. Maybe someday, I can afford to hire someone to come do these mundane tasks for me. Haha-I can dream, can’t I?

2 thoughts on “Why Do I Even Bother?

  1. I could have written this myself.... I have been there and said it SO many times. I've felt exactly like you do and have the back issues as well so you'd think someone could at least try a bit to be respectful. Hmmm, so sorry this happened to you.
  2. I feel ya. It is so aggravating to spend so much time cooking and plating it for presentation and then have your efforts ignored. My husband is famous for this. He doesn't always come home at the same time, so I have asked him for years to call when he leaves work (an hour away from home) so that I know when to expect him, solely for the purpose of having a hot meal on the table when he gets home (or at least very soon after, depending on the recipe I'm planning to make). He does call. But he sometimes will get home and go take a bath or have to make a run out somewhere or, one time, started an update on his computer. He always asks if it's ok to do those things and my answer is that it's fine as long as he understands he's going to be eating a cold-ass supper. Another pet peeve is when I spend time cleaning the kitchen and living room (the two most used rooms in the house) & he and the kids go right behind me and mess it up. Makes me wanna go on strike... I would, but I know all the crap would just be waiting there for me to clean up later. :0(

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