Friday, 23 March 2012

Husband and Housework Don't Mix

Dear Husband,

I do love you. A lot. However, I feel I have to take this opportunity to share some of my frustrations around your general awareness of housework. By this I mean you have no awareness.

Take your clothes for example. If you look in our bedroom you will see a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. This is where your clothes belong. I understand it may be easier to keep them on the bedroom floor in piles but really, it's just making the place look crowded. I'd also really appreciate it if you could not store your dirty socks in amongst your piles of clean clothes because, well, your feet do whiff a bit (I know this is down to all the hard work you do at work) and it can be really quite nasty when I have to check which socks go in the drawers and which go in the washing pile.

But this is where Daddy told me to put them!

On the matter of clothes, please could you hang your jackets up in the jacket cupboard? I wouldn't mind if it was one jacket hanging on the back of a chair but when you have a chair with a jacket for every season on it then you're just taking the mick.

Then we have your plates and cups which are left on the counter, above the dishwasher. I know you believe in dishwasher fairies, who come after dinner and magically fill the dishwasher for you but I have to tell you, there is no such thing as a dishwasher fairy. If there is then just call me Tinkerbell.

I need to stop dressing up to do the cleaning!

My final grievance is with the toilet. I do sleep-pee a lot (I go to the toilet whilst half asleep, I'm not peeing the bed, just to be clear) so I'd really appreciate it if you could leave the toilet seat down. My biggest problem with the toilet though is this: I know what you had for dinner last night, I don't need to see it after it has come back out.

Despite these flaws, I do love you lots.


SAHMlovingit said...

Hahaha, I could have written most of this myself this last week. I'm trying my best to keep the house clean before the new baby arrives and hubby is being really messy. We have dishwasher fairies here too we also have the fairy who changes the toilet roll!  

Elaine Livingstone said...

Im sorry but I must have Mr one in a million. Hes the one that puts everything in the wash basket, carries said wash basket down the stairs and puts it in the washing machine then out of the machine onto the wash line, back in and up the stairs. He even irons it once he has taken upstairs.
I dont have a electric dishwasher so he does the dishes as well....he is also a dab at at hoovering ( the middle of a room not under or round furniture but I cant have it all) and he never leaves the toilet seat up.......I may actually run a competition on my blog to win him for a week,.....or should I try highest bid???? 

LauraCYMFT said...

You have him well trained Elaine LOL

LauraCYMFT said...

I have one of those fairies too LOL

Mammasaurus said...

My main bugbear is the loo seat being le up at night. Many a night I have gone for a pee in the dark only to slide into the loo where the seats been left up! ARGH!

Previous Posts