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HeCantBeSerious Fri 26-Aug-16 19:25:48

So it's "that weekend" - outlaws down for the long weekend (see previous thread). DH is responsible for preparing the house for their visit. He asked me a fortnight ago to write down all the jobs that would need doing. He's decided to leave it until today to do any of them.

He came to me beaming earlier because he'd hoovered the downstairs. I of course agreed that he was simply marvellous for having achieved such an onerous task all by himself hmm but was a bit surprised to discover it had been done first, ie before everything was put away, any surface dusted or kitchen work tops cleaned. He's hoovered around furniture rather than under it (including the dining table, chairs and kitchen bin. Even shoes in the hall.)

Apparently I WB extremely U to point this out and how was he, a mere man in the 5th decade of life on this planet supposed to know that. Have been called a perfectionist for expecting him to engage his brain.


And WIBU, the next time I decorate a room, to not move anything and just paint around it? It's clearly the way he thinks things should be done. grin

SpaceUnicorn Fri 26-Aug-16 19:29:47

Decorating and hoovering arent really the same though, are they?

I'll be honest, I rarely move the furniture when I vacuum. I'd have moved the shoes though.

HeCantBeSerious Fri 26-Aug-16 19:31:16

It's more that I can see assorted crap debris underneath the sofas when I sit down. Our sofas have quite tall legs so it just looks awful.

Missgraeme Fri 26-Aug-16 19:37:54

Tell him no sticker this time.
Needs to do better next time.

WiddlinDiddlin Fri 26-Aug-16 19:38:21

Did you not write the list in chronological order?

You expected him to THINK for himself and work out the sensible, logical order of work? As well as then DOING the jobs... properly?!?!

Pft, I cannot believe how unreasonable you are being here....

(yes to painting round stuff, I think some people learn by actually experiencing stuff so maybe your DH is one of those and needs to experience jobs done stupidly badly before he grasps it?)

happypoobum Fri 26-Aug-16 19:43:47

What is the final plan for the weekend OP? I have followed with interest smile You are a far nicer person than me. I would have been elsewhere for the duration.

I hope it all goes well...............chocolate [tea] flowers

happypoobum Fri 26-Aug-16 19:44:25

Sorry, I am so southern, brew is beer to me - brew

HeCantBeSerious Fri 26-Aug-16 19:46:54

Looking at the list, Hoover is the last item for every room. confused

HeCantBeSerious Fri 26-Aug-16 19:48:31

Plan is he deals with them, looks after them, waits on them, cooks for them or takes them out and DC and myself will join in if we want to. They're won't be abandonment for beer festivals or anything else - one attempt and I'm out of there, either with DC or on my own. halo

HeCantBeSerious Fri 26-Aug-16 19:48:40


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