I just had to put this question out there…
This morning, my husband came bounding into the bedroom about 6am, just before he was headed to work. Over the years I’ve “trained” him well, and he always kisses me goodbye before he leaves. These days, in addition to the kiss, he brings me my morning sickness pill and some water. What would I do without him?!
However, the point of this story isn’t about a kiss or a m/s pill, it’s about the dishes.
On this particular morning, I heard:
Babe! The dishes are all done! Love you!
I groggily thanked him and kissed him goodbye and rolled back over. The reason this was important to get done is that lately our dog has been pulling dishes off the counter top…thereby shattering them on our tile floor. UGH. Last night I made it through an entire day without puking (yay!!!!) but was still feeling pretty shitty by dinner time (booo!!) so I hadn’t put away the dishes we cooked/ate on for dinner. Instead of C dealing with them last night, we just locked the dog in the bedroom with us last night. Yes, we’re those people.
SO, here’s the issue. When I clean up the kitchen, I clean the kitchen. I unload dishes if needed, I reload if needed, I wash all pots and pans, I clean the stove top, I wipe down counters. You know, I clean the kitchen.
About 6:30am I stumbled downstairs this morning, and you know what I saw?
2 Greasy Skillets on the Stove top
1 Dirty Stove top
1 Sinkful of dirty cutting boards, blenders, etc.
1 Dirty Counter top
This is definitely not a major thing, and yes it will only take me 5 minutes to clean up. That’s not the issue. The issue is that I have teased him about this before. Honestly, he usually does the dishes in the sink when he “cleans the kitchen,” but I don’t think he has EVER done whatever dishes are on the stove top. He does not see them. It kind of cracks me up honestly, and I keep wondering if it will change, but at this point, I think I’m SOL on that issue. Do anyone else’s husbands do cleaning jobs half-assed and seriously think they did a great job? Do they also look for thanks for doing a job once a week that you do multiple times a day, every day?
I’m thankful my hubby tries to contribute, but the issue is that it’s usually just easier to do it myself. Methinks he is planning it that way…
We win some, we lose some, eh? 🙂