Monday, June 27, 2005

Useless things men do

Why is it that when the house is T-R-A-S-H-E-D, the man of the house always wants to do something productive such as clean the basement (insert shed or garage, if appropriate).

D: I think I'll go down and clean the basement.

Perhaps it would be a little more helpful to carry the 37 tons of clean laundry upstair or to hold He-Who-Cries-Incessantly-If-He-Is-Not-Held-When-He-Wants-To-Be-Held so that I can get one thing, just ONE thing done.

11 comments:

Marel Lecone said...

Perhaps you could block the stairs with the laundry. Blocking entry.

Or, you could put the baby carrier on his back. Does he like the baby carrier? Maybe a good idea. Not sure.

BTW, nice links.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

That baby carrier is a good idea!!!

I know, for some strange reason, The Peanut King always gets this burst of energy "after" I get done with a major project. Like, if I finish cleaning the bathroom (which, trust me...is a major project) and just sit down for a few minutes, he'll want to clean the garage. So we start that, but then he finds some tool or trinket to mess with and suddenly, he's gone, leaving me with a garage full of crap.

blue2go said...

I think it's called "escape"!

Jen said...

i've tried blocking the stairs with the laundry...he steps over it...

Katya said...

hubby never takes a hint, hes useless at pretty much anything, you should see how many unfinished jobs there are in my house...

thanks for stopping by and commenting, i'm glad Memphis Steve sent you over, i will get round to linking you hopefully sometime this week...

and "pants" means something is horrid or wrong...so "those shoes look pants with that outfit" as an example...

:0)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

oh how true is that...mine likes to go pull weeds...

i just noticed what you have on your link...so true..me loves the blue wiggle..:)

Kristen said...

Marelle--baby carrier is too hot when the house is 80 DEGREES still. Maybe when we part with the 4 grand and get a new one.

PQ--it's a trip--watch for the signs

Blue--he still needs a beating, escape or not

Jen--maybe I should block the bathroom with the laundry. If he wants to go, he'll have to move it

Katya--he's PANTS about cleaning.
how's that?

Christina--tell us how the Blue Wiggle looks when viewed through Vicodin eyes

Laura said...

Yeah, well my husband just tells me the laundry and/or crying children are my job. Unfortunately for him he is on the NO ACCESS list until he changes his tune. Come on, say it with me...ACCESS DENIED.
Care to fold some socks, hun??
MUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
~L.

Kristen said...

Laura, that is too funny. I'm just not quite sure I am willing to lose my own access for his poor behavior. I'm thinking about maybe hiding his XBox controller...

Derek said...

Ladies,

Our house is a mess partly because we have too much stuff. Some of that stuff belongs in the basement. Cleaning the basement is the logical first step in putting away the stuff.

And when the house is 80, the basement is the best place to clean ;)

D

Kristen said...

and WHY do we have too much stuff??? Whose stuff is it anyway???