.....I feel a rant coming on.
Bing is a teacher. It's parent/teacher conferences week and she also has some field trips to take with her kids. Parent/teacher meetings can be tough for Bing. She is what we used to call in high school...a tough A. Those kids work for their grades and she has a reputation for being one of those teachers who don't put up with any shit. So, the students who love her are nuts about her and she gets letters from them when they are adults telling her that she helped shape them. But...she also gets lots of parents who are upset that she isn't going softer on their Billy.
This said, she is CRABBY this week.
And taking it out on me.
Therefore, the rant:
Last night when she got home at nearly 9, I was on the computer.
"Did you have a nice easy night?" she asked gruffly.
This means: I have been in the trenches and there you sit on your ass at the computer.
This morning, she comes in to kiss me goodbye as she leaves for work. I'm still in bed as Liv is off today.
"Wow. Lucky you, lying around in bed all day," she says.
I shot up.
Got VERY sassy.
"I'm sorry that you are busy this week. I'm taking Liv to an insipid ice skating party given by that parent who acts like it is BE NICE TO LESBIANS WEEK," I shouted.
"Hey, don't get all testy. I was KIDDING!" she says back.
Yeah, right. She was mad that she had to get up at 6 and I didn't.
"Why don't we trade?" I said in my snottiest voice. "I'll go teach today and you can take Liv to the party and feel like Hermione Granger at the Malfoy's dinner table, like you are a mudblood in the midst of pure bloods."
I hadn't realized how truly mad I am about this parent who treats me as if I am not quite as worthy as the rest of the parents, but she will be kind anyway.
"It's just...I'm tired and I work so hard and sometimes it seems like you get the easy part, only working part time."
Ok...this was WAR.
"I take care of Liv. I take care of the house. I work part time. I am just as fucking tired as you are, probably more so. How dare you act like I work less!"
Bing left for work, kissless.
We'll work it out this weekend, but it burns my butt when she does that.
How about any of you? Ever get it from your spouses, partners, significant others?