(Closed) Lessons in Domestic Living

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@TXNHBride: LOL. Did you get the ice cream?

Post # 4
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I’m just preparing you for him not remembering how to fold towels. I have taught my SO how to fold clothes for packing at least 9 times.  Every time he has to pack he tries to show me how he remembers how to fold a shirt for 5 seconds and then looks up (down really) at me with sad puppy eyes that say “oh shit, I totally forgot how…”

Oh, boys…

Post # 5
188 posts
Blushing bee

oh goodness my SO is always asking me measurements for the spices I use when cooking. I just stare blankly bc I’m Italian… who measures spices??

Post # 9
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@TXNHBride:  That’s hilarious!!!   I’m quickly learning as well that some domestic lessons will just never be learned…   I’m a bit anal though so I’m trying to work on letting some things go rather than get annoyed by them (i.e.  I guess it doesn’t really matter if his clothes are in the closet with the crease facing out or not).

On the plus side, Fiance loves to cook and is totally anal about how the cooking is done.  As a result, he does 90% of the cooking in our household and I get to clean/organise things the way I like.  Win win all around!  🙂

Post # 11
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I have told him about 50,000 times to use the kitchen cleaner (which is plainly labeled as such) when cleaning the counters off. Instead he uses a wet sponge. Water is NOT the same thing, buttmunch!

Post # 12
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oh god, The amount of times I have had to show Mr. Roux how to do things that most would consider simple. We have lived together for 18 months, and these are things he STILL doesn’t know how to do despite me showing him all the time.

Rinse out a sponge,

Sort his washing into lights/darks/colours,

Hang washing on the line in a way that won’t stretch it,

Make the bed using a flat sheet,

Cook anything without using half the pots and pans in the house,

Shut cupboards/drawers after using them,

Fold clothes to avoid wrinkles…

And thats just off the top of my head.

Sometimes I think he does things wrong just so I tell him not to worry and do it myself.

Post # 13
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

He refuses to fold laundry, reach into a hot oven, or close cupboard doors.

Always asks me “where is ____?”

I had to show him how to use a swiffer pad. (He thought you peeled off the backing….um, no). I laughed SUPER hard about that.


Post # 14
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

LOL, these crack me up!   Fiance, aka Mr. Gourmet Chef, has a rock solid stomach and does not give one thought to food safety issues (i.e. he will cut raw meat on the same cutting board he uses for the veg we’re eating in a salad, having only just rinsed it off after use, no soap, just water.  Umm, have you heard of salmonella?  I have and have no desire to become acquainted with it!)

I too think Fiance intentionally does things a bit wrong just because it’s easier to have me do it than try to teach him how to do it… again!   {shakes head and sighs}

Post # 15
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roux: I swear my Fiance does the SAME thing! He mixes all his clothes, towels, whites, darks etc together when doing laundry, and it drives me insane, so I just tell him to leave the laundry alone. If we’re low on clean towels or it’s time for sheets he can do those, but that’s IT!

@bebefly: omg this made me LOL so loud haha! Fiance asked what was so funny …. oh nothing honey 🙂

Post # 16
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My guy was a 40 year old confirmed bachelor when I moved in with him, so there was a big adjustment on his end! Not to be disgusting, but he lived in the same apartment for 6 years and never cleaned the oven, and never vacuumed or dusted, or cleaned the shower walls. I spent my first two weeks scrubbing every surface, and going over and over the carpets, and shampooing them. It isn’t that he’s messy, despite these things his place was actually very neat, no clutter. Just the deep cleaning stuff doesn’t occur to him. So now, if we are both home during the day, he’ll vacuum and dust. He will even make the bed, another task that I don’t think he ever did before I met him. LOL.

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