My husband can’t afford me!

I did a little research about the going rate for the services I provide for a family our size in the area I live in and I also looked at Denver Concierge’s affordable maid service to have a comparison.  So, here’s my version of one of those “how much does it cost to replace a stay-at-home-mom?” lists that comes out every year around Mother’s Day:

Full time, live in nanny: $600/week for up to 50 hours.  $18/hr for additional hours or weekends
Personal cook: $250/week
Housekeeping – 18 hours/week: $300/week
Laundry service – 25 loads/week: $100/week
Lifecoach/therapist services for children – approx 5 hrs/week: $350/week
Personal Assistant approx 8 hours/week: $100/week
Tutoring – approx 4 hours/week: $100/week
Cost to hire people to replace mom: $1800/week or $243,600/year.   Of course, if I were making almost $250K a year, I might feel obliged to cut back on the time I spend on the internet.  I might even be prodded into giving a rip about the Bush tax cuts expiring!  But I don’t get paid that way.  But I’d still say that I’m a bargain! And if I, or any other mom, wanted a new washer and dryer for Mother’s Day (hint, hint), it would be a wise decision to make that purchase without flilnching, don’t ya think?
(And for the record – all respect to the working mom.  I don’t know how you do it all!)
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One thought on “My husband can’t afford me!

  1. A joke to make you smile. I’ve collected some good ones:
    .
    Leon and his wife Vicky are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door. Leon gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
    -”Ag nie, not a chance,” says Leon, “its 3 o’clock in the morning!”
    He slams the door and returns to bed.
    -”Who was that?” asked Vicky.
    -”Ag, just some drunk guy asking for a push,” he answers.
    -”Did you help him?” she asks.
    -”No, I did not, it’s 3 in the morning and it is pouring outside!”
    -”Nie Leon, you have a short memory,” says Vicky. “Can’t you remember about 4 months ago when we broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!”
    Leon does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pouring rain.
    -”Hello, are you still there?” shouts Leon.
    -”Ja,” said the drunk.
    -”Do you still need a push?” asks Leon.
    -”Ja, please!” answers the Drunk.
    -”Where are you?” asks Leon.
    -”Over here… on the swing!”
    .
    And to find your country:
    http://damantigui.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/encuentra-tu-pais-%E2%80%93-es
    If you don’t recognize one of them leave a comment

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