Here is am in Las Vegas. The good news is Las Vegas is a place my family will actually visit me. I have worked in other states, South Dakota, Colorado,
Texas, and of course Minnesota. I rarely got visits, none in Texas, or Colorado,and maybe 2 or 3 in Minnesota. My family is from South Dakota so they are off the hook at home. I have been traveling since 1992, so that adds up to a handfull of visits in 10 years. I have been in Las Vegas for only 4 months.
I adore my family of six children, three girls including myself , and three boys . By the end of March I will have had visits from four of my siblings, two of my in-laws and my neice. Sometimes family comes to visit and never leave. Two of my brothers have decided to stay and work here. So I am thinking that my brothers have changed from guests to roommates. There is a BIG difference between being a guest and a roommate. Guests, as I was brought up, are treated like royalty. We wait on them, make special meals for them, and take them places that are special. Roommates, on the other hand share in the responsibility of the house, they watch their manners, make meals instead of just eating them, and find their own way around. What is the proper edicate for helping family with the transition from guest to roommate. I tried the strategy of inviting my brother to certain tasks around the house. Now, here is where the gender gap comes in. When I arrived home the other day, the jetskis had been shined up. My brother was waiting for a big fat ATTA BOY. I entered the kitchen to same mess that was there the night before. Now to me, the messy kitchen is a priority, to my brother, what ever he feels like doing is worthy of infinite praise. The gender gap can be described in one short sentence.
BOYS ARE STUPID THROW ROCKS AT THEM.