Last night the news was forecasting snow. I was excited at the thought of a snow day. Since I go to work out every morning at 5:45 I got up extra early today to watch the news and see if any of the schools I work at were closed. None! So off I went to the gym and then came home to quickly get ready for work. I was just about out the door when one of my kiddo's mom called and said the school was closed. Since they live about 45 minutes away from me she said we could just add on to friday's session. Score!!! My next kiddo isn't until 3:30. What to do with all this time?
Well, the good little housewife in me decided to deep clean the house. I swept, mopped, did loads of laundry, vacuumed, and dusted. All at 8am. M still hadn't taken out the garbage from the party(which is his one chore)so instead of nagging him to do so, I decided to take all 5 bags out. Not a good idea. As the garbage bag burst and spilled all over me and the ground, I immediately started cursing my hubby in my head. It was at this moment I realized how different men and women are. I used my extra free time to get stuff done around the house, M would have come home, plopped his butt down on my freshly polished and dusted coffee table and turned on the playstation. He has it so rough!
What irritated me about taking the garbage out today is this. On Monday I was telling my husband how I was so stressed out trying to balance work and school along with housework and spending as much time with him as possible before he deploys. He asked what he could do to help and promised to help out around the house more. Well the garbage was still sitting here and our kitchen table is full of his loads of laundry that he hasn't put away. At least I don't have to do his laundry since he does his own
M was also supposed to pay our rent and make an appt for us to get our taxes done. After weeks of nagging him to make an appt, he admitted he lost the number's of the accountant I gave him. Talk about frustrating. He then told me I needed to stop nagging and that it would get done. I am freaking out since he leaves in less than 3 weeks and we need to get that done. He also didn't pay our rent like he was supposed so I had to go today to take care of it. Sometimes I just want to scream. Instead of making things easier, he adds more stuff on for me to do. His excuse is he is deploying soon and has a lot going on
I understand that, I really do. So I'm trying not to nag, not to worry and to just make life at home as calm and peaceful as possible before he deploys. After all we are both terribly on edge and it's just not worth it to fight over taking the garbage out.
But let me ask you ladies this, Do you face this problem with your hubby? Does your hubby help clean and do things around the house or is the house work left mainly up to you? Just curious
Happy Wednesday, I am def looking forward to the weekend!!
XOXO Katie F