Thursday, March 26, 2009
Will you be able to keep this one clean?
Or at least that is what BigD said in a very snarky, shitty way. Needless to say I held my tongue because two of the spawn were in the room, but that comment really landed on a raw nerve. I have intimated here before that he is very "old school", you know, men go to work, women cook, clean, do laundry, raise kids, always look presentable, and anything else circa 1945. He seems to forget that I am also working ~~two jobs~~ just to keep our heads above sea level. The only time he “helps” is when he is pissed and then he is a true joy to have helping me. (Insert very loud sarcastic tone in that last sentence) His idea of cleaning is moving ALL of the furniture AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK to vacuum under everything, this is on top of daily vacuuming -3100 sq.ft of house) using the floor scrubber daily(830 square feet of tile here), never having any laundry in a dirty pile, bathrooms are to be squeaky clean on a daily basis (we have 3), before anyone retires for the night, all blankets used in the evening (none are used by me as I am usually working job #2 and not lounging watching TV), are folded and put away, the windows are always washed (we have 48 of them), all the wood is ALWAYS polished (we have enough wood in this house to personally claim the destruction of at least two forests, sorry, I came to the conservation movement later in life), and well, the list goes on and on. I agree. I would LOVE to have all of the above be true but I have yet to see where it is written that it all has to be done by ME. I have pointed out to him that I WORK and it is hard for me to do all of the above. It goes in one ear and out the other. Today is not a happily married day. Sadly, I have been having more and more of them lately. He reminds me of a saying my mom used to say when I was little…feel free to insert boy where it says girl… There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very very good, when she was bad, she was horrid. (Yes, forehead and horrid do too rhyme!) Anyway, lately BigD has been horrid….and he doesn’t even have a curl! Shit he barely has hair. So..do you like my new fridge?? I decided to get the black because: 1) White would get dirty looking (trust me, with all these males around, and all the digging in the yard, working on cars et cetera it wouldn’t take long for it to get grimey) and BigD would have just one more thing to bitch about . 2) I have been told the stainless is really hard to keep free of smudges (see #1) 3) For once, I wanted to get something that would make me happy. I always cave to what others want and I decided it was time for me to think about me. So there.