Friday, December 18, 2009

Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent

My friend Ashley over at What's on my mind, you ask? started doing Letters of Intent a few weeks ago. She gently nudged me to give it a try. So, I thought I would!

Letters of Intent was started by Foursons. It's a way to tell people exactly what you think. If you know me, you know I do just that!

Dear Husband,
I love you. You are a fantastic husband, but there are a few things you just don't "get." When you are done with a dish, please rinse it and stack it. This means that all little food particles should be gone! And stacking, I know it's a difficult concept, but I'll spell it out, bowls go inside of bowls, plates go on top of other plates, big things go on the bottom, little things go on the top. I am aware that this is a difficult concept, but I've shown you time and time again. It is also not necessary to use a plate for a sandwich, an orange or a handful of potato chips. It IS possible to re-use a glass throughout the day. If you put juice in it, rinse it out then you can use it for water. And ice cube trays are not dirty after you take the ice out of them. It's water, please refill it and put it back in the freezer instead of leaving it lay everywhere.

Also, I am not a morning person. You've known me for almost 4 years and never in any of that time have I been a morning person. When you wake up at 8:00 on a Saturday morning and sigh and moan thinking that will get me moving, it just annoys me. In fact, it makes me take that much longer to get moving. I like to drink my coffee, check my Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Deal with it. If you want to get up at 8:00 and do the dishes and clean, go for it! I'll watch you as I sip my coffee!

Another thing, I know that the laundry from last week is still on the love seat. I'm not blind, I can see it. However, I've been a little busy taking care of two sick children that need my constant attention. I'm pretty sure you are able to go through the laundry and pick out your things. I think it's absurd that you expect every piece of your clothing hung (except socks and underwear). I refuse to hand up that ratty old t-shirt from high school. You know, the one with the arms cut out and holes all over it? If I had may way, it would be in the trash can.

I'm well aware that you have jeans with holes in them and that you think you need all new ones. I get it. However, until we find the seeds to a money tree or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you'll have to wait. I have one good pair of jeans (and those don't even fit) and I make them work. You can do the same until we have extra money.

I'm pretty sure you do these things simply to get a rise out of me. That is my only explanation for the fact that I have told you OVER and OVER again! You are a really smart guy and I know you know better.

Your loving wife,



Jen said...

Oh my gosh! Soooo hilarious!! I could totally print that out and give it to my husband! Especially the part about getting up and checking on facebook, twitter and the blog first thing!! Love it!

Foursons said...

Husbands...they sure do make it hard to love them sometimes, don't they? I have a list of pet peeves about mine and sometimes it takes everything in me to not just rip him a new one. This morning I had to ask him more than once to pick up his coat hanger that his been on the kitchen floor for 3 DAYS from when he ironed. By the way- the ironing board is still sitting in my kitchen too. *sigh*

Thanks for linking up and becoming my newest follower! I'm so excited!

Ashley T said...

OMG... I'm pretty sure one or 2 of those things Paul would say to me.. even though I'm the one yelling all the time. *sigh* Love it though.

Rachel said...

Had to laugh at the whole rinse/stack instructions. Seriously, I think they need a class in high school that teaches boy some basic housekeeping.

I once wrote a post about how it was impossible for a husband to fit more than 7 items in a dishwasher. That backfired... my husband just leaves 'em all in the sink now, LOL.

Nice to "meet" you!

Kmama said...

I'm making a belated "return visit" from last week.

Did you visit my house when you wrote your letter? LOL I think us mom's/wives go through a lot of the same stuff.

Happy Holidays!