Tuesday, March 11, 2014

10 On Tuesday - A Love Story

So Carole's prompt today is 10 Things You Could Do But Make Your Spouse/Significant Other Do Instead.  Let us backtrack a few years - 28 to be exact.  When my husband and I started dating  I was 19, he was 26.  He had been living on his own for almost 9 years at that point.  He knew how to cook and clean and do all the household chores.  I knew, ummmm - nothing to be exact.   I'll never forget his face the first time we needed to wash the floor in our apartment - I looked at him and said "how do we do that?".  My parents house had carpets throughout (imagine that - even in the kitchen.  Let's not discuss the mess when the maple syrup spilled on the floor one morning and my mom was beside herself trying to get THAT out of the carpet).

Here he is in Sam's Club trying to convince me he needed to buy another grill.  We have 4.  I think we have met the quota.

Back on topic.......

Over the years I have learned and it's comical to look back at now.  But let's just say there are still lots of things that hubby does and I don't stop him.

1.  Cook.  It's his passion.  Who am I to deprive him? (See picture above)
2.  Clean the oven.  He doesn't want me to inhale the fumes (ain't he sweet).
3.  Mow the lawn.  That's his thing.  I'm perfectly OK with that.
4.  Paint.  I have never touched a paintbrush in my life.  I think he's afraid what might happen.
5.  Wash the car.  OK - so I do it occasionally but he feels guilty and takes over.
6.  Take out the garbage.  Ick.
7.  Kill bugs.  Another Ick.
8.  Grocery shopping.  Before you all say how lucky I am, let me tell you how much more it costs to have him do it.  The chef in him is a little spoiled.  But I'm not arguing.
9.  Laundry.  He washes and dries - I fold and put away.  A team effort for the most part.
10.  Wash the floors.  He just does it better, so why not?

The list could go on like picking up after the dog, cleaning the couches, all of the yardwork...... but you get the idea.  He's kind of cool.  And I'll keep him around for a while.

18 comments:

Tracey said...

My Dad was the cook in the family and my Mom did clean up [after we left home].
I'm the painter in the house, but Mike is the fixer of things. He hates when I use a butter knife as a screw driver.
What is it about guys and grills? My Mike loves them too.

Bridget said...

My husband is the same way about a lot of stuff. I'm always surprised by others whose husband's seem to do nothing at all ...

Chrisknits said...

When we married I told Hubster, I do not wash or maintain cars, nor do I do yard work. Not to say I haven't helped out over the years. The one thing he refuses to understand is, I don't lift heavy objects and move them around. Gonna have to keep working on him with that one.

margene said...

You do sound lucky! I think we're all spoiled by our dear hubbies. They're keepers!

Tracey said...

Donna, I am allergic to bees, but I love them. I think I may have talked My Mike into letting me have a hive, squeal! He is a worrier.
I have an epi pen and I am very careful :)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Four grills? I thought we were over the top with three! :)

Patty said...

Oh we are lucky ladies aren't we! 4 grills...I'm thinking we need a smoker...any recommendations?

Carole Julius said...

So you do? LOL. Good for you!

Patty said...

Oh we are lucky ladies aren't we! 4 grills...I'm thinking we need a smoker...any recommendations?

Vicki Knitorious said...

Ugh, bugs!! Forgot about those... must be because it's winter and they're still in hiding.
:)

Linda said...

Send him to my house!! Pretty please!!!

Linda in VA

Rebecca said...

oh he does sound like a keeper ;D!

karen said...

3,4,5,and 7-the ones that my mr will do. Now for the rest of your list....I'll have to do more asking!! Loved your list :(

dianne said...

He definitely sounds like a keeper!

flyingjen said...

Bryan is trying to convince me we need a new grill too! Must be spring...

calicokitty6 said...
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calicokitty6 said...

I'm re-posting due to a fee typos in the previous comment.

My hubster is really helpful around the house too. He washes the kitchen floor on his hands and knees. I wash the others. No carpets in my house, just hardwood and tile. The tub and shower is his job too. He does all the autobody work and repairs. I do the house laundry and mine. He does his own. He also does the carpentry, electrical, and any other renovations we decide we need.

Wow. 4 grills. I'm cooking on the grill I used to own. I gave it to a friend in '88. It was here when I moved in back in 2000. So I'm back to using it. Pat has repaired/welded parts on it but, it is on it's last legs and we are looking at getting another soon.

Laurie said...

You got a really good one! I know what you mean about the added expense. And yeah, it is worth it. Plus the creativity! I don't know why it, whatever it is, turns out to taste better when someone else makes it.

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