(Closed) Lessons in Domestic Living

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Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Glad to know I don’t live with the only slob in North America. We are like Felix (me) and Oscar (him).  He clips his nails in whatever room he happens to be in (kitchen, living room, any room will do). Leaves plates with hardened egg yolk in the sink. Crumbs on the counter, no worries.  Oh man, there is so much more, see above:)

And if he does deign to do dishes, he leaves the knives super sharp, pointy side up and I’ve almost slit my wrists more than once.  Still does it too despite my pointing out the inherent danger.  Think it’s passive-aggressive way of avoiding housework. Ha ha  

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@bakerella: Whenever Mr. Roux calls out “where is the XXXX?” I call back “Did you have a boy look or a girl look?” Haha. Usually it is either right in front of him, or wherever he left it last. Mind like a sieve that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Roux:   Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!   I am so going to start using that with Fiance – he too has a mind like a sieve.  Maybe it’s an Aussie boy thing!  lol  (FI’s a Brissy boy)

Seriously, after reading some of these, I am becoming quite grateful that Fiance only has a few minor quirks that take some getting used to – and actually, they are probably only quirks because I’m totally anal retentive.   Regardless, this post has been highly entertaining!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your posts ladies have made me very thankful for my bf, he is a neat freak, and has taught Me how to clean a house better.  Both of us breathed a sigh of relief the first time we did laundry together, cause both of us know how to fold, haha.

I only have 2 pet peeves about him, one is it takes him FOREVER to get ready to go anywhere, but it does have an upside that he is always prepared for anything, lol.

The second is that he will drink a glass of water, set the glass on my desk.  Get another glass of water, put it on my dresser, get YET another glass of water and put it in the game room. So every night after he leaves I have to go put them all in the dishwasher.  He is just now learning to use ONE glass. Finally ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Texacali: LOL when my Fiance wants to get out of cooking, he puts this puppy look on and says ‘i don’t know where the pots are … i don’t know how to boil water … you make it yummier than i do’ etc until i just do it myself!

 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

He’s actually pretty good, except he always ‘forgets’ how to make guacamole, which he wants to eat at least once a week, so i either do it or end up sitting there telling him how.. so i might as well be doing it

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@WineAndCupcakes: Oh yeah, my Fiance does that too. I’ve been trying to teach him how to cook his favorite things and he’s slowly doing it, but he definitely plays the “I don’t know how…yours is better” card to get out of it whenever he can. I know he’s capable of anything he sets his mind to, including cooking. But at least I like to cook, so it’s not a huge deal! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Man I can’t wait until I work full time again and earn a decent paycheck so I can split the housework back to 50/50 *evil laugh*

I had an interview that was promising on Monday and they called me today to tell me I’m at the top of their list as of right now and they’ll make a decision on Friday.  WOOPIEE:)

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

-Good towels do not get used to dry the dog off, or your motorcycle, or anything else besides our bodies.

-The rag in the kitchen needs to be wrung out and laid flat. Not soaking wet and in a huge ball in the back corner of the sink.

-I think he has “forgotten” how to clean a bathroom.

 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Fiance is pretty good, I’m the OCD neat freak and maybe it gets on his nerves sometimes, hehe. 

The one thing that kinda bothers me is when he is looking for something and is literally throwing drawers open and rummaging through them one after the next, like you see on tv when someone is robbing a house trying to find valuables or something.  He will do this for every single thing, things that sometimes aren’t even kept in drawers, I don’t know why he has the instinct to just go through everything like a mad hurricane when he just needs to think for a second and it will come to him. 

He’ll often hear me yell something like “WHAT ARE YOU DOING” or ask him what he’s looking for, or just why he ever thought I would keep such an item in that drawer. 

Don’t know what goes through his mind. Don’t know what he’d do without me either. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance and I are moving in together May 7th. I can’t wait to see the silly ass man things he does lol

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@mjchexum: good luck!

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@tiny tuna: my guy does the SAME THING! Haha I tell him “honey …. why would the finger nail clippers be in the server in the dining room? they’re in the bathroom honey” LOL. ahhh gotta love him.

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TXNHBride:

Mr.ND is 23 and working a full time job out of college now. I JUST taught him how to fold clothes and how I make socks ‘stick together in pairs.’ Oy. And I teach him weekly what gets hot or cold water, what can’t be dried, etc. Like a PP said, I’m about to make a sign. But, I leave half full water bottles all over and I’m much more messy (not dirty, just messy) than he is. Those first few months of living together are going to be very interesting, haha.

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