if i’m doing something…like chores…

If I’m scrubbing a toilet or doing laundry or washing dishes…Tim has already learned that is his cue to do something OTHER THAN BE IN A SEATED POSITION.

Sitting means no action, which means he isn’t helping.  Paying bills or fixing the computer doesn’t count.

Hard, physical labor with lots of sweating is a mandatory prerequisite.

I have this really bad habit of randomly getting up in the middle of a TV show or out of nowhere and decide it is time to DO something and say, “I’m going upstairs to do my FAVORITE ACTIVITY.”

Which, is laundry, if you haven’t already figured out how much I LOVE DOING THE CHORE THAT NEVER ENDS.

Tim knows after hearing a comment like that he has two to three minutes before he stops whatever it is he is doing – because it cannot be nearly as important as what I’m doing.

If he misses his allowable window of time?  Even by five seconds?

It’s like we’ve started World War III over me doing ALL THE LAUNDRY and him not helping me with just one of the twenty previous loads.

It is all-or-nothing-completely-blown-out-of-proportion when it comes to chores.  There is no gray with me.

Your other half better be right along side you…cleaning…or asking what he can do to help.

I’m sorry, what was that, Honey?….

You’re trying to sew your severed foot back on?

Well, that means you’ve still got two hands.  So grab your foot and help me with the dishes.  You can hobble on over and balance against the counter. 

It’s just a FOOT.  It isn’t THAT BIG OF A DEAL.


And clean up that puddle when you’re done.


3 Responses to “if i’m doing something…like chores…”

  1. 1 Breeza July 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Good for you. It’s not like cleaning is defined as a woman’s job!

    • 2 Jessica July 26, 2009 at 7:39 am

      Exactly. And Tim is happy to do his fair share….especially the chores I DESPISE. Like cleaning toilets…and the showers. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve cleaned one of those…not bad. The laundry and dishes are an entirely different story. I’m still holding out to pay someone to do those…

  2. 3 Gina Ross July 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    If you play Vivaldi’s Four Season or Copland’s Appalacian Spring really loud while cleaning, it helps tremendously!

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