A frustrated wife and mom decides to document her husband's crap. She is joined by several other frustrated bloggers living with packrats and slobs.
Photos document clutter and unfinished chores along with dates in an effort to prove that she is right and he is wrong.
Please do not assume to understand the relationships between the contributors and their spouses based on the content of this blog.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Natural Consequences

No progress yesterday. Dehydrator is still there. Counter is still cluttered. Oh and a new kitchen towel is in the living room. Right now its on the couch.

But last night, something happened I warned him would happen if he didn't pick up his clothes off the bedroom floor. I've told him at least three times. But you know, the first three times no one ever seems to hear me around here.

He was so pissed. Said he was going to "Kill that damn dog." I told him no he wasn't. The dog is a puppy still and is simply doing what comes naturally to him. If he's going to leave his clothes on the floor he has to expect that sooner or later something like this would happen. After all, this is why we keep our shoes picked up off the floor--or at least I do.

He didn't like hearing that the puppy isn't accountable for his actions, he's still learning and growing out of the phase. However my husband is accountable for his actions. These are the natural consequences of leaving your clothes in the floor where a chewing puppy can get a hold of them.

I was told to just be quiet.

~Sleeping Mommy


Chicka said...

I'm told that, too. And it's usually when I'm 100% right on the money. :snerk:

The Blogging Gourmet said...

Ummmm... I am sure you are all going to think I am crazy or just a moron, but I would suggest that you all pick up a copy of "The Surrendered Wife"

Maybe if you read it and try employing some of the suggestions your husbands will pick up their stuff and not tune you out when you start nattering.

Sleeping Mommy said...

Hmmm, did I just get my first snarky comment? I can't decide, what do you ladies think?

Arethusa said...

I'm googling that book right now, sounds like something I'll need if/when I marry along with the sense of humour.

*reads the editorial reviews*

Nevermind! If you followed this book's advice-according to the reviews-you'd have to delete this blog in favour of something more "loving" like "My Husband Knows Best (Whatever You Say Dear!) and other Wisdom".

Kinda lame if you ask me.

Sleeping Mommy said...

Hmm, just went to the website for the book and took the relationship quiz:


I scored an 84. The results state:

Your marriage is very intimate and passionate. You found a man you respect, and the two of you have a positive impact on each other. This union is a healthy mix of individuality and togetherness. You're quick to apologize, and he adores you for it."

Blogging Gourmet, please don't assume to understand the relationships we have with our husbands based on this website. I personally choose not to be my husband's maid or his mother, therefore I won't pick up after him. As I have stated in the very first post on this site, I have tried every tactic from the beginning of our marriage from being nice and sweetly reminding him of the things he overlooks or forgets to pick up to nagging him--because he asked me to. The fact is that I expect my husband to respect me and my efforts as a homemaker as well as the environment we are raising our children in. I'll shut up as it stands this is long enough to deserve a post of its own.

Sheri said...


Sheri said...

I got a 74 on that test even those I nag the shit out of my husband - lol

Chicka said...

LOL. Methinks the blogging gourmet is either seriously delusional or a man. I won't bother clicking the link to find out.

Didn't we state in the beginning of this blog that it was all in good fun? (Oooh, I see. Someone left their sense of humor at home.)