So … This happened last week.
They make a wonderful couple! The woos agree:
Presumably Donk is still looking for a web developer, graphic designer, and executive assistant to wash her coobies. Once again, the condescension:
I actually think it takes quite a brilliant, organized mind to be an extraordinary executive assistant – and most truly successful people say they wouldn’t be where they are without their EAs … so then, why is it that EAs are considered “low status”?
I’m hiring one right now, and I just created a lengthy list of potential tasks this human being might be doing – all tasks that I have done myself, so I know how challenging they are to do well, with grace.
In fact, these are all tasks that the traditional “Housewife” would have done, too, but added to that are the need for some seriously intense organizational and tech capabilities …
I know some very wealthy men (yes, usually they are men) who haven’t done these sorts of tasks for themselves in years. Sometimes decades. I wonder if they realize what it takes to juggle the maintenance of household (or two), a car (or two), a dog and a kid (or two), etc etc etc. Insurance and taxes and repairs and grocery shopping and doctors (or vet) appointments and cleaning and cooking and grocery shopping and … Wow.
I can barely handle one household, one car, one dog, no kids!
If you are one of the lucky ones who has support – whether that’s an assistant or a partner who does these sorts of things for you … honor them today by really feeling into where you would be – what you wouldn’t be able to do – were it not for them.
If you’re the one who does this for yourself – honor yourself for those tasks, the tasks that sometimes feel like burdens.
Sometimes we are so obsessed with the visionaries, the figureheads, the leaders and the CEOs – that we forget the team that makes them happen. The team that enables them to do what they do at all.
I hope that we – as a society – can begin to trend away from categorizing these sorts of activities as “menial” labor, things that people do only when they aren’t qualified to do anything else.
Because that’s simply not true: they are the FOUNDATION for our lives, for our creativity, for our relationships, for our health. Without them, we wouldn’t have a functional home to live in, we wouldn’t have food on our table, we wouldn’t go to our doctor’s appointments or wear clean clothing.
So thank you to all the support systems out there … I see you. I honor you. I am grateful. You change lives every day. You matter.
Wow. Just wow. Who’s she trying to impress? As Midwestern Verve Clicquot was wondering, who’s the mark here? Interestingly, Brit Moron’s comment has disappeared. And why is Daniel Schmachtenberger, poly hubby of bondage cam girl Roxanne DePalma, commenting on every greg damn drivel Julia posts?
Bottom Funny! Look who stopped in to say hi to a still angry Fozzie:
Update: Judy shills for Spahn Ranch:
Again, wow. Just wow. Can you imagine being locked up with these four year olds for four days? Apparently some of you can.
Fess up: Which one of you is “Jean Brodie” and why all the cryptic emails with “Tee Hee” in the subject line?
Friday Afternoon Freak Out: Saharima Roenisch, Smelly’s former lovah, has a new FB profile pic!