- Dirty dishes have been strategically packed into a very full dishwasher which has not been turned on.
- The sink is empty, except for a thin, slimy residue and small bits of food particles that remained after the dishes were removed and the water drained out.
- The countertops are clear, but littered with crumbs and dried spills.
- The washing machine has been run, but is overfull with a mix of towels, jeans and your favorite wool "dry clean only" sweater.
- The living room is picked up, but all of your plants are dead.
I am not complaining- God knows, when you are a working girl, you don't look at any "picked up" room with contempt.
No doubt he will just apologize for the sweater - say "well, I didnt know!"- and buy me a new one soon (and the vicious cycle will be repeated again next week when he forgets again that I banned him from the laundry room...) The way I figure it, every little bit helps.
We have a saying in our house (well, I say it anyway) "Nothing is ever where I put it, but always where it belongs" The shoes I left under the table can be found moments later in the closet. My keys...left on the table...somehow get placed in "key basket" next to the phone. So if I have to clean the sink and turn on the dishwasher, I do not complain. I sincerely appreciate that I have a man who believes in sharing the housework and keeping my crazy life in order. I am a lucky girl to have a man who man-cleans!