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Old 02-07-2012, 04:48 PM   #41
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Clair !! Steve just said he may load and unload the dishwasher but he'll never learn how to start it because then it would be his job too.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #42
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Yeah, I had to tell hubby that I'd help with snow shoveling last year, it was really bad, and about 5 or 6 years ago he had a bad arthritis attack. But I've told him if it gets consistent, I'm hiring help. It really is true that the minute I "help" him with one of his few jobs, it is mine for eternity. So I wind up being more of a girly wimp than I really want to be. As in, there's a mouse in the house, you're the man, big hunter man needs to kill mice. Obviously I'm not stupid, I can set a mouse trap But once I do it .... he'll never do it again!
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #43
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Yeah, I had to tell hubby that I'd help with snow shoveling last year, it was really bad, and about 5 or 6 years ago he had a bad arthritis attack. But I've told him if it gets consistent, I'm hiring help. It really is true that the minute I "help" him with one of his few jobs, it is mine for eternity. So I wind up being more of a girly wimp than I really want to be. As in, there's a mouse in the house, you're the man, big hunter man needs to kill mice. Obviously I'm not stupid, I can set a mouse trap But once I do it .... he'll never do it again!
That's my problem...Letting Shrek know I can do things...thanks for the head's up. Time to get helpless...
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #44
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Yeah, I really hate doing it, it goes against my true nature. And it wasn't an issue when we were younger. I'm tall and not delicate, so I can pretty much do what needs to be done. BUT .... I don't feel I should have to do it all so I wind up playing girly, which is frankly, ridiculous.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #45
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Yeah, I had to tell hubby that I'd help with snow shoveling last year, it was really bad, and about 5 or 6 years ago he had a bad arthritis attack. But I've told him if it gets consistent, I'm hiring help. It really is true that the minute I "help" him with one of his few jobs, it is mine for eternity. So I wind up being more of a girly wimp than I really want to be. As in, there's a mouse in the house, you're the man, big hunter man needs to kill mice. Obviously I'm not stupid, I can set a mouse trap But once I do it .... he'll never do it again!
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:41 AM   #46
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When my BIL was starting his own contracting business, he couldn't afford to hire help. So my sister would watch the kids and I would go to work with him. I learned to install furnaces, electrical wiring, pointing bricks, all sorts of things. But I never let either of my husbands know what I could do. I told my first husband that I just handed tools to him. Heck I can hang wallpaper better than most men with the minimum of waste. And a gallon of paint goes on the wall, not on the drop cloth. To look at me at 4'8" me, you would think I was delicate and helpless. Son #1 has his own contracting business now. And we talk like I was one of the workers. When he mentions buying rosettes for a doorway, I know exactly what he is talking about.

Oh save me, save me from the wicked Simon Legree. I am so helpless!
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #47
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My kitchen gets a cleaning every other day. With spills and oil spatters, it needs it. The rest of the house, well... not so much. I tend to let it go until either I have company or I suddenly notice how gross it is and go on a cleaning frenzy.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #48
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My wife has fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue and I work 8 hard hours a day before I cook dinner and do the dishes daily. The rest of the house is not as clean as we would like...but
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #49
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My kitchen gets a cleaning every other day. With spills and oil spatters, it needs it. The rest of the house, well... not so much. I tend to let it go until either I have company or I suddenly notice how gross it is and go on a cleaning frenzy.
You sound like me. I keep figuring that one of these days I will grow up and act like an adult. I'm starting to have my doubts - I'm 61.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #50
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You sound like me. I keep figuring that one of these days I will grow up and act like an adult. I'm starting to have my doubts - I'm 61.
I feel better now. I'm 27 and I feel like I should be more of an adult by now. If you'll excuse me, I have to go spend a ludicrous amount of money on clothing while I ignore my gas bill. :-)
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