In a earlier post named, PET PEEVES,
I talked to you about how my husband thinks that he is helping me with housework, but in fact he is unconsciously giving me double the work.
I had talked about how he puts everything in a pile, whites, darks, towels and delicates don’t stand a chance when my husband thinks that he is helping with laundry duty. I had also discussed how after the washer and dryer are finished doing all the work it comes up stairs and lands on a couch or bed until I decide to fold it.
In some causes, my husband thinks that doing “laundry” is a favor or courtesy to me. But a lot of the time when he is, “helping me” is consists of him doing his own laundry. I am looking at my couch today, because I just working the last four days, and there are five loads of laundry that need to be folded.
I wish you could see the steam coming out of my ears……
He hasn’t done anything in the last four days, why, just why couldn’t he fold the clean laundry, now it is wrinkly and has to be put back in the dryer so that they will be foldable.
I feel like my husband has this secret radar that women just don’t realize that their men have to irritate us. Why is it that a chore that would have taken a short time now consists of double amenability.
I’ve actually been present when women are discussing how men purposely mess chores up, to be at odds with their partner and in turn, their partner think that it is just easier to take the responsibilities on, themselves.
What better of an approach though. Why can’t we get away with that? Why can’t we just acted dumb, lazy or have no ambition and get away with it? Why can’t we stay on the computer all day long and then at the end of the day say, “what are you making for supper?” What a life it would be!!
Does anybody have any tricks for me to manipulate my husband into doing laundry? How can I get him to care that everything is on my shoulders and that I am getting burnt out?