Can I Rent-a-Husband?
Being a mom is rewarding. Being a single mom is challenging. I’m not ashamed to admit at times I wish I had someone to share the load with.
I'm not interested in being married nor am I mourning relationships of the past. There are just times when I could use the help of a supportive partner.
Last week was especially challenging, as I was suffering from a case of “mommy overwhelm”. I had lots to do for my daughter and home, then my dog gets sick. Angel, my adorable Yorkie, takes several big watery craps on the carpet. Did I mention this happened while I was rushing to work? As I cleaned up the precious gift from my dog, all I could think about was why can’t I rent a husband to take care of this. Not a housekeeper but a husband I can call to pinch hit for me in difficult situations.
To some, this idea may seem anti-feminist but I assure you it isn't. We all need someone to help us out when life becomes challenging. And besides men have been booking call girls or prostitutes for ages, why I can't I rent a man. I don't want to have sex with him. I just want him to help out around the house. Do things like fixing my shower head and the leaky sink, walk the dog when I'm too tired, investigate the weird noises I hear in the dark. You know the usual stuff. I don't want a relationship or a handyman. I want someone who will hold my hand through the difficult times without the messiness of a relationship.
This is how the business plan would work. Select your desired man from the e-catalog based on his skills. Do you need a carpenter, plumber, someone good with kids and dogs? If this is your criteria, then select the candidate and book him for your desired length of time.
It's like rent-a-center but instead of electronics, the inventory would be men.
Anyway, I'm sure this idea is probably offensive to some on many levels but this is truly what I think about when I'm trying to balance work, parenting, blogging and my many side hustles.
It would just be so much easier if I had someone with whom I could share the load.
Sadly, this service or person doesn't exist yet. In the interim I'll continue to do my best to balance my many hats, hoping that I don't screw up my child or life in the process.