Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Its difficult to be married to me

I know I have mentioned this multiple times, but I really don't like to clean. Honestly, I could care less if my house is messy (unless people are coming over, then I go a little insane with the cleaning). I don't vacuum as often as I should. I don't clean the toilet as often as I should. I don't mop the floors as often as I should. When I read about other bloggers cleaning and obsessively organizing their belongings, I feel bad for them. It must be really hard to keep your house spotless and care for your baby too.

Fortunately, John is totally fine with my awful domestic skills. He rarely ever complains. And he is extremely appreciative when I do clean something - which is nice. However, I am afraid that John has spoiled me lazy during this pregnancy.

As you probably remember, I started this pregnancy with elevated liver enzymes and high blood pressure. Right away, John volunteered to vacuum the carpets very week. Then, he volunteered to do the laundry. Finally, he graciously volunteered to clean the bathroom. This is in addition to his normal chores of cooking dinner, doing lawn work, and taking out the garbage. The only chore I consistently do is the dishes - and we don't have a dishwasher, so this really is a chore. Oh, and I take care of Porgie, while gestating a baby.

All of this has been fine and dandy, until now. Suddenly, my husband has been overwhelmed with my demands. Not only is he doing nearly all of the household chores and earning all of the money, but I also expect him to move our home office to the basement, assemble the nursery furniture, hang curtains in Izzy's room, put up our Christmas tree, take our dogs to the groomer, and throughly clean the minivan. And I want all of this to be accomplished in 14 days. I would also like to have our carpets cleaned, get a new roof, and maybe even a new furnace. Do you think I can fit all of this into my already tight schedule?

What do I personally plan on doing during the last two weeks of this pregnancy? NOTHING. Because I am lazy.


Misguided Mommy said...

my husband would move are lucky

Eva said...

Oh my goodness, two weeks!
My husband did a ton while I was pregnant and on bedrest. Once the kiddos came, no one really had time for it anymore, so now our house is always a disaster (though you would feel sorry for me because I do like to try to organize... and fold laundry).

Dooneybug said...

I just read that Christmas tree part and my heat skipped a beat. I don't know if I should put one up or not. I can just see it now - "Stop touching the tree!" "Don't pull on the lights", "LEAVE THE DAMN TREE ALONE!!" This would be my life for an entire month and it doesn't sound like fun.

So when do you put your tree up? Er, I mean, when does your husband put the tree up? :)

Suz said...

My husband did so much during my bedrest that it wasn't even funny! I think you should plan to rest in the last two weeks....

Em said...

This post made me smile and the thought i am the obsesive cleaning blogger you talk about! LOL

My husband does our washing, when i say washing he puts it in machine and then in dryer.... never puts it away. Oh and he does the hoovering as i cant due to my shoulder - great excuss!

When i was pg i did naff all, it a criteria of preganacy!

Anonymous said...

I apparently married a CAVEMAN!!

Joe does nothing. NOTHING around the house unless it requires a hammer. He is a very skilled craftsman, but not domesticated at all.
He will not do dishes, cook, do laundry, run the vacuum...I even take the garbage out.

Eva said...

I don't think we will do a Christmas tree. It just sounds like a lot of work to keep the baby away from it, and then the pine needles etc.

I"m glad you and John have worked out this nice arrangement. :)

Lainey-Paney said...

You are soooo pawning your nesting off on him! That's funny.


yes, I'm sure he IS freaked out.
you may need to make peace w/ the fact that one person cannot accomplish all of those things.

Rachel said...

Well I do clean and make dinner and do the dishes etc but my hubby does a lot too. He runs all the errands, cleans as well. I am lucky. We have different jobs. Don't beat yourself up-he is probably also nervous that the baby is coming.