Thursday, May 21, 2009
How much dirt can you men stand anyway?
It's all my fault really.
When I went back to work, I informed the family that I can't possibly do all the housework AND have an outside job. The kids are supposed to empty the dishwasher and do one load of laundry each day. What that translates to is Mom gets to nag, nag, nag, and nag some more about the full dishwasher and the piles of dirty laundry. Then the kids get to accuse Mom of being a psycho. Then Mom gets to say "if it's not done in one hour you are GROUNDED!". Then the kids call Dad on the phone to complain that Mom is in a grumpy MOOD again, and when is he coming home? And in the meantime, Mom gets to fume in the kitchen preparing supper while working around the dirty dishes.
But this one I stepped into with both feet. We agreed that hubby would be in charge of our bathroom. Big mistake.
Like Dave Barry says, "women can see individual molecules of dirt but men can't see it until there is enough to sustain commercial agriculture". So sadly true. Why can't you men see the piles of your back hair on the floor? It actually drifts in the wind when I open the door. And why is YOUR side of the mirror coated with hard water droplet stains? Do you rinse your face with a garden hose?
And that orange stuff in the tile grout? Yeah, that would be MILDEW! You are supposed to spray it with the toxic chemicals I have left on the side of the tub for that very purpose. And the toilet bowl should be cleaned BEFORE the dirt line becomes a permanent stain. Especially when the hard water in our area is so full of iron and calcium it could eat through porcelain.
Now, my husband is a great guy. He can build a house from the ground up with his bare hands. He can rock babies to sleep. He can manage all the bills. He can lift heavy objects. But this one chore is just out of his league. I'm afraid I'll have to take it back and give him another.
Posted by Mnmom