Wanted: A Wife for Busy Family of 5Parenting, Pre-Schoolers, Uncategorized — By Rebekah on July 2, 2010 at 5:16 am
My friends (all of them wives, by the way) and I often joke that we need to hire a wife. Not to replace ourselves (fully, anyway), but someone to assist in the constant activities and management of busy households.
Well, I’m actually hiring one. No, I’m not kidding. I’m extremely serious. Returning to a “real” job after selling MomsOutLoud.com (my “fake” job of two years – yeah, right!) will require me to shift my focus away from the mundane vastly important jobs of laundry washer, taxi driver, lunch-box packer, and such. Instead, I will be doing the mundane vastly important jobs of information collector, spreadsheet adder/subtractor, and report printer. But at least I will be getting paid. And have other adults to talk to IRL (“in real life”) vs. email, Twitter, Facebook and such. I am so excited!
So, if you are an experienced household manager, please read on! Please note: I could make this a LOT funnier, but because I really do want to hire someone, the rest of this post is serious. If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Household COO
Start: July 26
West Plano family of 5 needs domestic help weekdays for ~20 hours/week, between 2 – 6pm daily. Duties will include a range of household activities, grocery shopping, meal preparation/lunch packing, and picking up kids from pre-school to bring home. Specifically, the tasks will include –
- Daily ‘straightening’ and light cleaning of house (we have a different housekeeper do main cleaning each week)
- Managing grocery list and doing grocery/household shopping
- Laundry washing/folding
- Evening meal preparation
- Sack lunch preparation for children
- Picking up children (ages 5, 3, and 18 mo.) from pre-school at 4:15pm, getting them settled at home with TV/quiet activities
- Babysitting children until parents arrive home between 5:30-6pm
English speaking (does not need to be 1st language but must be able to communicate well)
Good driving record
Must have reliable vehicle that can fit 2 car seats + 1 booster seat
Ability to multi-task
Likes pets (we have 2 dogs and 2 cats)
Pay: We’re targeting between $12-15/hour depending on experience and maturity