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WIBU to say this to DP before I throttle him?

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MinnieM1 Sat 03-Jan-15 15:44:52

"Remember when you called my Mum this morning and asked if the kids could come and play at her house for a couple of hours so we could do a proper tidy and a thorough clean this afternoon?
Well that was a really good idea because we did really need to do that. Well done. 2 points!
Now, although I will admit you are doing a really wonderfully brilliant job of wandering round the house at the moment, don't you think it might possibly, maybe be quite a good idea to ... Oh I don't know ... FUCKING CLEAN SOMETHING?!!!"

JennyBlueWren Sat 03-Jan-15 15:48:42

Have you tried being direct with him?
I've discovered the secret of getting DH to do housework is to specifically tell him to do a specific job. E.g. You can sort out the laundry while I do the washing up. Then when he's done that job give him the next.

It sounds a bit patronizing and for ages I avoided doing it as he is obviously an adult and could think to do some housework for himself but discovered this led to me seething with resentment and doing all the work. Direct approach works!

MinnieM1 Sat 03-Jan-15 17:33:35

Yeah I think I'm still in the stage of "you have eyes, surely you can see what needs doing just like I can?!"
However I am today questioning his sight after he swept downstairs and put the brush away, I said 'you need to do upstairs' he said 'why it's carpet?' I said 'no it's not we've got wooden floors' he didn't believe me and went to check!! hmm
I possibly need to send him to the opticians after I've shoved this brush up his arse!

esiotrot2015 Sat 03-Jan-15 17:42:02

Send kids off = nice couple time not cleaning wink

Allstoppedup Sat 03-Jan-15 18:01:44

grin at the "but we have carpet". Amazing. How long have you lived there?

Ikillpotplants Sat 03-Jan-15 18:10:20

I had a similar comment to the carpet one today. Asked DH to buy washing powder and he came back with biological. Now, totally aside from the fact that it's prob no good for one year old DD, he is allergic to bio wash powder (hence we have been buying non-bio for past 13 years). His response "Am I?" (puzzled expression). He did do a good job with rest of shopping though, so shouldn't complain!

MinnieM1 Sat 03-Jan-15 18:23:04

AllStoppedUp we've lived here for 2 & 1/2 years, and had wooden floors the entire time!
How can wood feel like carpet on your feet? Was he confusing his socks with the floor?? Words fail me!

Allstoppedup Sat 03-Jan-15 18:50:28

grin oh this has given me a giggle! Sounds like something my DP would do!

GilbertBlytheWouldGiftIt Sat 03-Jan-15 18:55:32

Hasn't he ever swept the upstairs in 2 1/2 years? shock

SomeSortOfDeliciousBiscuit Sat 03-Jan-15 18:59:53

Killing myself laughing at 'but we have carpet?'.

In a similar vein, DH swore blindly that the back door to the house we're moving into is dark brown. It's blinding white uPVC. I wouldn't think this unusual, except we've been spending hours there, cleaning and measuring and doing little DIY jobs and one of his was to wipe down and measure the WHITE BACK DOOR.

MinnieM1 Sat 03-Jan-15 19:11:19

shock Gilbert he mustn't have!
Well I know what his new job is going to be from now on!

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