Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is It Just Me?

Or do you have husbands like this too?

Let me set the scene......GlitterGurl moved out on her own in Dec, and since then I have been ragging, er gently trying to persuade Whynot (can someone btw please tell me how to cross out characters) to help out more with the daily chores. This has caused some major discord in our home, as Whynot is sometimes, actually quite frequently a pig headed Italian who still lives in 1960, where a man's home is his castle. Think Ralph Kramden without that big belly LOL. Sometimes he surprises me and empties the dishwasher.

This amuses me because we have lived here on The Avenue for nearly FIFTEEN years, we don't have a lot stuff and it's always been in the same place. For crying out loud TOF knows where stuff belongs here and knows the difference between this house and his house, which is identical to ours, cept his mama seems to think the drawer below the microwave is better suited for silverware instead of baggies and wrap and such, therefore leaving the proper silverware drawer for the wraps. Anywho, I digress. So Whynot attempts to empty the dishwasher, he puts away some things with ease, some things get put in the wrong place, like TOF's plastic plates and bowls, we don't stack bowls on plates, too hard to get at when you need them and you would have seen that when you opened the cabinet. And some things, for whatever reason, perhaps they frighten him, don't get put away at all. Like TOF's sippy cups.

Oh it's not like he doesn't try to put the sippy cups away, he starts, and then that's where they must scare him or something. Because I will come home to a few cups on the counter and the lids, now these must be the scarey parts, in different places in the dishwasher than I had originally placed them. As if Whynot, picked them up, they shouted BOO and he dropped them back into the dishwasher. Oh to be a fly on the wall during this stressful time for my beloved. I have to wonder does he do this because he is truly chore challenged, or does he do it to piss me off in hopes of my saying, "oh it's ok dear, you don't have to help anymore?" Cuz that just ain't happenin!!

The other chore that Whynot has recently resumed is grass cutting. Oh how I miss Glittergurl's lawn mowing skills. She was far better at it than her predecessor, Big Mouse. She was damn good at mowing the lawn that girl was. Whynot, not so. The same individual that stressed the lawn must be mowed weekly before we go gallivanting with our friends, has forgotten that golden rule. It's been 10 days or so, closer to 12! Today I reminded him the grass needs mowing, his excuse was that he was waiting for me to mow the front. I scoffed at him and he whined, "but you did it for Glittergurl" Big baby!

Catch ya later, I'm off to mow the front lawn. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Leah said...

okay, the sippy cup thing cracked me up!!

Anonymous said...

I can just hear the big baby saying that in his BEST whining voice. BUT YOU DID IT FOR GLITER GIRL...... How old is he?

Anonymous said...

LOL thankfully my husband is one of the few outcasts in the normal husband realm. He actually does help out A LOT. In fact he does the laundry for the entire household!

Now before you get too jealous, let me tell you, he is the typical pig headed husband in all other aspects.

I just consider him the SLIGHTLY upgraded model ;-)

Jenni said...

Oooh! I can tell you how to cross stuff out! I just learned!

If you want to cross a word out, like'd type:

(strike) BANANA (/strike)

But replace the ( ) with < >

Undomesticated said...

My husband is a mix of your's and jen's. He always says "I'll take care of it." and a few days later when it's still not done I'll start doing it. He'll grab whatever it is away from me and finish doing it. Then he won't quit doing things around the house for a few days.

Bree said...

lmao chore challenged. Is THAT what you kids are calling it nowadays?

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