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The differences between us..

I think I'm realising why the house is so messy and why I feel so lazy and frustrated all the time.

Housework done by me yesterday
Dishwasher loaded and emptied twice
Washing hung on line and brought in when dry
Spare room cleared
Dinner prepared
Cake baked
Cats fed twice

Housework done by the boy yesterday
Dinner served (I was watching Eastenders :p)
Cats fed once
Spare room cleared (he did more than me because much of it was heavy boxes and furniture moving)

To be honest I have no idea how much he'd do if he wasn't nagged, I don't take that risk ;) Seems very unfair as we're both on holiday and both work full time and while the dishwasher and laundry seem to have turned into my jobs somewhere along the way, his jobs like cleaning the kitchen only get done once every few months (I feel sick when I go in there.. little lumps of dried on cat food everywhere.. mud and grass all over the floor..) I hate cleaning the kitchen so I'm not going to just do it, I'm going to make him do it :p He only seems to clean when people come over, and never cleans just for me :(
Anyway, I think I'm due a nice lazy day today while himself does all the sanding and painting! Muahaha.
We're both going to my midwife appointment at 11, slightly nervous about this because I've only taken Stu to 2 appointments with me before but I cried both times. It seems like a bad omen. I can't think of anything I've got to cry about today though, I've got nothing to bring up with her at all. But he wants to come and I'd like him to come too, to hear the heartbeat and maybe hear what position the baby's lying in and everything (I can't work it out, I know sometimes a hard lump sticks out of my left side, but I also feel movement on my left side and in the middle, down low where it hurt :p Perhaps that's the two arms? Hmm)
Anyway off for breakfast, boiled-to-death egg and toast :)


Apr. 28th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)
Josh is the same, he won't do something unless I ask him to, and if he's not in a position to do it at that moment, he'll "forget" about it, and I have to ask him again later, and it makes it look like I'm nagging him. Which I am, I guess, as it's the only way to get him to help me!
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:17 am (UTC)
I worked out that nagging never works & FLYlady says to do it yourself rather than nag. Stuff that! I write out a list & pin it up with what I want us both to do, so Andy does do it when he has free time.
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
No, sod that! I'm not doing it myself, that's what got my mother into the mess she's in, cleaning up blobs of mayonnaise after my dad when he's made a sandwich because he thinks he doesn't have to do anything!
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC)
I can see FLYlady's reasoning & it's that if you set a good example, then the rest of the family will automatically do more. It certainly didn't work with my ex!
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC)
No, didn't work for my mum either! :P
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC)
I wonder if Stu thinks Im going to do all the cooking and cleaning when I'm at home with the baby, I bet he does. I imagine it's even harder to do when you're entertaining a baby 24/7! I've already told him he'll have to take the baby for a while when he gets in most nights so I can get stuff done :p
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:35 am (UTC)
That's just what happens here, I let Josh get in the house, get changed and then I crack on with washing the breakfast and lunch time dishes as I haven't had a chance to do them all day and they just pile up!
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank god for dishwashers :)
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC)
I am supposed to now be a full time housewife & I would do all the housework in Kate's nursery times if I was up to it. I certainly wouldn't do it all if I had her with me all day every day. I'm not doing it now either as have half tidied the lounge & feel light headed & sick. I've stripped the bed too in anticipation of the new mattress. Doubt I'll be up to making it again. Andy can do that this evening.
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:39 am (UTC)
Making big beds is impossible, it's a man's job ;)
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
I've always hated putting duvet covers on. I tend to leave it for Andy to do anyway *g*
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
My duvet is now bigger than me (6 ft wide and however long they usually are) so I have a good excuse not to do it. It might eat me!


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