Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Madness - Cleaning

We (the hub and I) keep pretty busy during the week so when the weekend rolls around we (um, I mean I) usually have to play catch up with the house cleaning chores. There are some days when life gets the best of us and either the hubs or I cannot get to all of them so they pile up and then we are left doing MASSIVE cleanup when life dies down a bit.

Here are a few of the things I've learned when trying to enlist the help of the hubby with his share of the chores....

1. Do NOT tell him you will not cook again until the dishes are cleaned. He will suggest we 'eat out' as it comes in paper so the clean up will be quicker.

2. Do NOT tell him you will 'accidentally' turn his underwear pink (with a strategically placed red shirt) if he does not start getting his dirty laundry in the hamper. He will 'accidentally' bleach all YOUR underwear white while removing the remnants of his pink from his.

3. Do NOT tell him it is OK to watch Football while cleaning up the living room. That is like telling a child they can watch cartoons while cleaning their room...seriously, no cleaning gets done.

4. Do NOT leave him alone to make the bed. It is likely he will find his way back under the covers for a mid-day nap.

5. Do NOT wear your best lingerie to dust in hopes he will come out of his bat cave to help. He will come out of his bat cave, but not to help, only to stare.

What tricks have you learned that work/don't work?

Please excuse our mess...I am still working on some changes around here...Sorry!!


A Buns Life said...

I like the blue!

My hubby will do pretty much anything I ask him to do which is great. I just have to get over the fact that I have to ASK him and he can't SEE what needs to be done for himself. I guess that is just him being a man. :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

LOVE the new layout -

What have I learned- Just do it myself - seriously - my hubs is so domestically challenged! On purpose I do know this!! I can't keep asking him or my brain will explode

mommaof4wife2r said...

shut up on the new header! i'm in love! super duper fabulous! i want a little martini now! and the added binky and crayon. you crack me up!

Anonymous said...

i ABSOLUTELY LOVE your new look.

it's FANTASTIC, Kel!

Curt is usually pretty good about helping around the house- however, I usually have to pull teeth to get him to dust. Which sucks because I hate doing it too.


don't forget to update your reader!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Going on strike has worked for me. But in general, I'm with A Bun's Life, if I ask, it gets done. Maybe not quite to my standards, but it's done.

zandria said...

Haha...good tips for me to remember, maybe one day in the future... :)

the cubicle's backporch said...

I like the new blue too!!

This list made me laugh. Mr. C likes to clean the counter off, then declare that he cleaned the kitchen. Hello? What about the table? The floor? The dishes? Ugh.