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to want to poke my DP in the eye!?

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navyeyelasH Sun 18-Oct-09 13:53:23

Why why WHY god WHY!

I make all the meals in the week, and do all the shopping as I work from home and it's easier. His jobs are to cook on weekends (I do it sometimes too depending on how busy we both are). But he makes such a mess and leaves it all until Sunday to clean. The result is that I can't go into the kitchen over the weekend as I know it's going to be a mess and I will want to throttle him.

I do have some sort of OCD I'm sure, I don't expect him to clean it spotlessly but seriously, there are hundreds of dity plates, cups and bowls (we have a dishwasher why not out them in there?!) and they aren't stacked neatly but spread over every possible surface!

We just had a tesco home delivery arrive which I had to put away navigating his mess which had stressed me out no end. So I asked him why can't he clean as he goes, does he like me having to nag him, etc and he just ignores me which is even more infuriating!

How can I make him understand that it drives me INSANe and I really really feel like smashing a plate against the wall every time he does it!


navyeyelasH Sun 18-Oct-09 13:54:58

excuse the typos and just so angry right now and hate the whole stupid man act he givs every time I 'question' his methods!!

navyeyelasH Sun 18-Oct-09 14:16:31


eyetunes Sun 18-Oct-09 14:22:38

YANBU - All DP's need a poke in the eye from time to time. Whether they have done anything wrong or not.

Personally, I like to be one poke ahead. grin

DizzyIzzyLizzy Sun 18-Oct-09 14:28:34

If it's any consolation my DH is exactly the same! It drives me bonkers!! His only jobs are the dishes and the ironing. We currently have a kitchen FULL of dishes and 3 months backlog of ironing!! I feel your pain angrygrin

navyeyelasH Sun 18-Oct-09 14:34:07

I don't actually think I can live with it though; I just thought that once we had a new kitchen and everything had a "system" then he'd be a lot better, but he isn't!

I am thinking of buying a big bowl and putting all the dirty things in the bowl and then taking them to his study so I don't have to look at them.


ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 18-Oct-09 14:55:08

I would. My DH eats meat and I don't so I don't wash up his meat pans. If he's been busy with work for several days I tend to do the washing up but leave his pans. One time I did put them all in the washing up bowl and put them under the table in the kitchen, it was ridculous, there were about 6, but at least they were out of my eyeline.

JustAnotherManicMummy Sun 18-Oct-09 14:58:49

If he's cooked don't you do the clearing away? That's the rule in my house (except during the week when it seems that I do both hmm).

I am very envy that you have a dishwasher. Currently the dishwasher in my house is me or DH at weekends.

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