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I love my DH very much but why does he...?

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PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:27:18

Put laundry next to the laundry bin not in it.
Take toothpaste and brush out of holder, uses then puts on the side next to the holder, not in it.
Use shower gel/shampoo from the bathroom tidy and but it on the side next to the bathroom tidy, not in it.
Take off DDs nappy/pjs in the hallway and leaves them there.
Open his sock drawer fully so it hangs out, and then not close it when he has finished (same with all drawers and cupboard doors).
Leave the bath water in the bath when he has finished.
Leave spilt water over the bathroom floor.
Not make the bed when gets up after me (most of the time).


Feel free to add your own grin

flowerybeanbag Wed 06-Aug-08 10:31:20

My DH is generally wonderfully tidy, but I can always tell when he's been in the kitchen as there's always a screwed-up tea towel on the worksurface! hmm grin

SmallShips Wed 06-Aug-08 10:31:42

All of the above and...

leaves his uniform at the bottom of the stairs when he gets undressed... why does he get undressed at the bottom of the stairs?

PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:32:18

flowerybeanbag oh I wish that was DHs only flaw in the messy stakes hmm.

He only has to walk into the kitchen and it is a disaster zone grin

tokentotty Wed 06-Aug-08 10:33:31

Puts dirty plates etc next to the dishwasher and not in it ?

PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:34:03

smallships LOL! DH does that, leaves his clothes outside the bedroom on the floor. His excuse he does not want to wake me up by getting undressed in the bedroom if he comes to bed later than me. However, I then almost break my leg on many occasions tripping over his shoes when going for a midnight pee!

throckenholt Wed 06-Aug-08 10:34:20

never turn the dishwasher or the kettle off

leave all the cereal packets on the counter
never tell me when he gets the last packet of x out of the cupboard (so when that runs out we have none)

wash darks and lights together (how many times have I begged him not to do that - I would rather he didn't do the washing than do that)

throw my carefully separated recycling in the rubbish bin

have tidying frenzies where he throws out all rubbish (ie anything that isn't his)

use whatever comes to hand regardless of it having a more legitimate use (he usually ruins it too)

have the ability to turn his ears off

not rinse the bath

flowerybeanbag Wed 06-Aug-08 10:34:23


He is brilliant, I am very lucky. I am however clueless about what on earth he is doing with a tea towel that requires it to end up screwed up on the worksurface. He's not even doing the drying up as we have a dishwasher and very infrequently do any washing or drying up.

it's so funny because it's every time.

throckenholt Wed 06-Aug-08 10:34:50

flowerybeanbag - I forgot that one !

twentypence Wed 06-Aug-08 10:35:28

Your dh has a problem with sequencing. As soon as he meets his immediate need he loses interest. Does he flush the loo - because if he can manage that there is hope.

I am afraid that in this house if dh left his toothpaste next to the mug it would still be there the next time (ie I wouldn't clean up after him).

Leaving water in the bath is dangerous with little people in the house - so I would address that one.

PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:35:29

tokentotty - I am looking at our breakfast dishes right this second, on top of the dishwasher!

PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:39:15

twenty yes he flushes the loo, every time. - so thats another one...why does DH flush the loo after a pee when we are on a water meter? He likes to flush before as well as after doing his morning business, as likes it to be clean first!

The problem is if I leave everything where he puts it, which I frequently do, the house ends up looking like a student house, and we are not students any more!

And the bathroom floor thing. He might have learnt from that as I knew it was wet when I heard 'oooooooooouuuuuw' from DD after slippin sad.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 06-Aug-08 10:39:58

All of the above and -

leaves bits of tobacco and rizla packets on the table when there is a bin 2 feet away

leaves my nice ashtray balanced on the window sill after I tell him it will fall twice and it does fall twice

empty the bin and never put a clean bag in

leave his socks stuffed inside his boots

leave his shoes wherever he takes them off

boxers on the floor when the laundry bin is RIGHT THERE!

PavlovtheCat Wed 06-Aug-08 10:40:26

throckenholt they are good ones!

Keep em coming!

throckenholt Wed 06-Aug-08 10:42:43

somehow lose every pen in the house (I think this is tied in with the use whatever comes to hand - he picks one up and walks off with it - never mind if it was my only pen left carefully by the pc and the paperwork !)

throckenholt Wed 06-Aug-08 10:43:44

not be able to slice bread thinly (when he makes the DC sandwiches the poor little beggars have to battle through huge doorsteps that would daunt me !).

cyteen Wed 06-Aug-08 10:44:21

folds up wet towels after use instead of spreading them out so they can dry off properly. I think it's actually a symptom of his greater neat+tidiness, but it makes the towels smell!

twentypence Wed 06-Aug-08 10:47:54

Please get him to empty the bath and stop flushing the loo so much.

If it's yellow - let it mellow.

Inquisitive Wed 06-Aug-08 10:50:11

Never throws empty bottles away. We have three empty shower gel bottles on the side of the bath - I'm waiting to see how many he'll collect before he throws them out.

Insisted we got three laundry baskets so we could separate out whites/dark cottons/dark gentle wash, and then puts things in the wrong baskets anyway. I've even labelled them <dork> but it doesn't seem to be working.

He does the screwed up tea towel on the work surface thing as well! And the leaving his toothbrush next to the holder thing!

snickersnack Wed 06-Aug-08 10:50:36

An inability to wash empty milk bottles and put them on the step.

Leaving his contact lens wrapping everywhere. Every single day I pick them up and put them in the bin.

Putting empty jars back into the cupboard or fridge, and failing to make a note that we need more on the shopping list.

TheCrackFox Wed 06-Aug-08 10:50:46

Puts his beer cans next to the bin but not actually in it.
Dirty dishes next to the dishwasher but, again, not in the dishwasher.
Never empties the pockets of his trousers before going in the dirty wash.
Shoes and socks left randomly all over the house.
Never empties an overflowing bin - just squashes more into it.

snickersnack Wed 06-Aug-08 10:51:25

Inquisitive - I should have added the shower gel bottles to my list. It's not just the kitchen...he has a pathological inability to get rid of empty shampoo and shower gel bottles.

Inquisitive Wed 06-Aug-08 10:53:04

Snickersnack (cool name) - I could have added empty jars back in the fridge to my list - obviously some male mental block about empty things!

TinySocks Wed 06-Aug-08 12:10:18

Gets upset with me for being untidy? It should be the other way around!

sweetkitty Wed 06-Aug-08 12:15:25

Yes the laundry basket thing drives me insane

Instead of emptying the kitchen bin he starts satellite bins around in from carrier bags - why???

Sits dishes on worktop on top of dishwasher instead of in the dishwasher.

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