Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Check, please.

According to this article, the average Mom today would make a salary of $138,095. I see a story like this every year or so, and always laugh to myself.

So I read on, and the article says, "The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, and works at least 10 jobs. In order of hours spent on them per week, these are: housekeeper, day-care center teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist."

I'm thinking, of those 10 jobs, I only do about half of them well (chief executive officer is my specialty). 2 or 3 I currently don't do much at all (housekeeper, cook, janitor) and a few others I do, but don't do very well (van driver - I do have a van, but I don't drive it very well).

Since it would be hard for Ben and the kids to keep paying me that kind of a salary, I'm willing to accept this diamond brooch for Mother's Day. I figure $6.2 million should cover the next 25 years or so of raising kids.

2 comments:

Sabby said...

I agree you do deserve a simple little broach! I mean you are married to the prince of an island!

Melanie said...

I think that salary goes up quite a bit when you've got twins on your hands. Maybe you should pick out something to go with the broach.