Monday, August 9, 2010

Husband Help

I'm pretty big on having the house pretty clean when we have guests come in town or over to visit.  Since we have such a large family, this means I pretty much scrub the house every few weeks.  I know this will change when we have kids, but until then, guests get a pretty spotless house.

A few weeks back when my sister came to visit, Chris came home from work and found me scrambling around to get things finished up.  I had a busy week and ran out of time, so he came in and asked what he could do.  "CLEAN" I said.

Apparently my husband thinks my sister is really picky.  His idea of cleaning?  He took off all of the air vents, replaced the filters, and vacuumed and wiped them down.  Yes, it's something that needed to be done, but NOT right then!!!  I told him that if my sister would've said something about our air filters (they really weren't THAT dirty), then I'd tell her she was the most anal-retentive person I know!!  She's not, p.s. (love you Jenn!!!).

Then on Friday, I had Ashleigh and Erin over in the afternoon for Fun Friday with margaritas by the pool.  The house really wasn't that bad, but it needed to be picked up a bit.  Friday morning, Chris goes "oh, you're having the girls over this afternoon, aren't you?!  Here, I'll help pick up real quick." And then goes over to the living room, which is actually perfectly fine, and takes my exercise bike, which sits in a corner in the living room so I can watch TV while riding, and moves it down the hallway.  Then tells me bye, he loves me, and he'll see me later.  

Seriously?!  That's picking up?!  And do I really care if my friends see my exercise bike out in my living room?  No!  Ashleigh even made a comment about the bike being in the hallway.  She asked if I really rode it right where it was, and if so, that's a pretty depressing spot to ride in.

Oh...that man tries...he's just such a goof ball.  To be completely fair to him though, he hasn't had to do much house work since we moved in here.  Two weeks after we closed on the house, he started his Master's, and most of the typical house chores went over to me.  I do love that he tries, I really do.  And it gives me something to laugh about, which at the end of the day, is what's really important.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I've got a few projects to share this week that I've got to put the finishing touches on, so make sure you stay tuned to see them.

Happy Monday!


  1. Ha! I love that he tries to be helpful in his own way. so sweet. i feel bad, too, since my boyfriend does all our remodeling, so how can i ask him to do those other chores, you know?

  2. I do know! I just know that he's got so much on his plate all of the time...our house would be a disaster if I didn't do it without him! He finishes in there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

    Thanks for the sweet comment!


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