What do you do? Do you jump for joy that they have helped you? Do you remind them (AGAIN) that bras don't go into the dryer. Chris was so proud of himself for helping me with laundry last week. While I appreaciate his thought, sometimes, it is less work if he doesn't help on some things. Laundry is one of them. I can't tell you how many times I have gone over the fact that my bras and undies are made of different material than any of his clothes and they are not dryer friendly. They are kind of pricy, and if he wants to spend that kind of money on a more regular basis then keep drying them! If he would like to save some money, hang them up and let them air dry. Chris did laundry. This was something that he told me he would rather not ever do. His reasoning is that he can not fold clothes neatly. I tried to tell him that it comes with PRACTICE, but personally, i think it is an excuse to get out of doing it. The last time he helped, he 1. threw EVERYTHING, including bras and undies into the dryer. The clothes that were in the dryer were all work clothes. Instead of hanging them up to keep from getting wrinkled, they are thrown in a pile on the couch. This means that i either have to iron them, hang them up wrinkled, or throw them back into the dryer to tumble again to get the wrinkles out. Sometimes it would be easier if he would just let me do it on my own.
How do you handle something like this? Am I supposed to be grateful that he is 'helping'? Do I ask again about bras in the dryer? Do I remind him that it is harder to fold things when they are in a mound and I have to iron?
This is the down side of that wonderful thing called marriage. If this is truely the worst complaint that I have with my husband, than I am truely blessed! I think that I am lucky to have the husband that I do. I might complane, but in all honesty, I wouldn't trade him for a million bucks!!! He has been there for me more times than I can count... I wouldn't even trade him for a professional laundry person!!!
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Sometimes it's easier to do it yourself...but then you end up with the lion's share of the work. I've found that I have to be specific with John. "Clean the kitchen" isn't enough. I have to say "load the dishwasher, change the hand towels, scrub the highchair tray, wipe the counters and sweep the floor."
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