And Then I Realized I Needed A Wife: When Mami Is Down And Out

This past week, there has been a lot going on around here – two folks with serious tooth and gum issues, one with some pretty scary heart problems, an abscess, and seasonal illness. For most of the time, I found myself doing something that I do quite naturally – making sure that everyone was fed, nursed, and on the mend. Lots of extra dirty cups for daily wellness tincture cocktails, handkerchief-washing, and late nights making chicken broth. I was doing pretty well, focused and immersed in my chosen task of getting everyone well again.

And then, I woke up one day, with a terrible sore throat.

I didn’t want to admit it, so I fought the notion by immediately getting up and fixing a cocktail for myself, certain I wouldn’t succumb, and certainly hadn’t already. But with each passing day, I knew it, and hated knowing it – I was getting sick!

A couple days ago, I had woken up feeling absolutely awful, eyes watering to the point of being almost sightless, full of sniffles, and I realized that I needed a wife. Someone to make me soup, to watch Mr. Sweetie for an hour or two so I could take a nap. Someone to take up the slack I was leaving all over the house, and in our lives, because a mami never rests, so what does one do when she gets sick?! Forget fairy godmothers; I need a wife!

This is not a sexist relationship (“wife” could be a very talented service animal, or a male; it doesn’t have to be female), nor is it a sexual relationship. Just a very special someone to help a mami out when she is up to her neck in tasks and feeling like absolute dirty socks.

Who knows? Maybe I will find a street corner and go fly a sign for a bit: “Homeless Hopeless – Need Wife.”


Have you ever had a rough day and found yourself daydreaming of a wife? Did you ever locate a relationship like this for yourself, or have you done this for someone else? Please leave your comments here to encourage discussion! Thanks for reading!


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Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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