WHY can't my husband do housechores?
Ok, so normally, I don't actually expect him to. He works outside the home and I don't, so I figure it's my responsibility to do the housechores, but once in a while he will do them to help when the baby is taking up ALL my time and energy, (although that's what she usually does), and he decides to pitch in, or when it was my birthday. So, of course, when he does, I appreciate the effort, don't get me wrong about that. Still, it'd be nice if he actually did it right when he does do it.
When he does the laundry, he will target all HIS clothes first and usually won't bother washing more once he makes sure his is done, but he will throw other things in there that aren't his while he's at it. He mixes the lights and the darks, he makes very small loads, but leaves the setting on, "super plus", he will only use Gain, which is heavily perfumed, even if he's thrown some baby clothes in there. I've told him time and time again we only use All Free and Clear on the baby's laundry, but he doesn't care. Then, when he sorts, the sorting doesn't make sense at all. It's just random piles of things that don't belong together in the same pile.
When he does the dishes he will load like a total of 5 things, spaced far apart and say it's full and run it, while the sink is still full of dirty dishes, he won't scrub the muck off the dishes before loading them and he puts the sharp knives pointy side up while everything else faces down. WTF?! Is he trying to kill me or what?! I've almost cut my wrist up so many times reaching for the silverware and not realizing there's a sharp knife pointing right at my vein.
Last night I had already loaded the dishes that were dirty before dinner, but had not yet loaded the dinner dishes, because the baby was demanding all my attention as usual. Dh griped about his precious travel coffee mug not being clean. Every night he gets his coffee pot ready to go so that in the morning all he has to do is push the button, and he sets his travel coffee mug next to it, and he tends to get grumpy if his mug is not clean when he does this routine and he has to hand wash it. I told him I haven't run the dishes because the dishwasher isn't full yet and when I get the rest of the dishes clean I will run it. THere really weren't many in the sink, because like I said I did them before dinner, and dh and dd went to this Daddy daughter pizza night at the school and so ds and I just had microwave pot pies. He said he'd do the rest of the dishes, but then all he did was put his travel coffee mug in there and run it without it being full and with dishes still being in the sink. Grrr!
I was going to title this, "Why can't men do housework?" but realized I'd probably get some replies like, "HEY! That's a sexist remark! My wonderful dh does housework all the time and does at least as good a job as I do!" so I didn't generalize, lol.