Friday, July 25, 2008

My Husband Rocks! Friday

I know I missed it last week, but we were up to our eyeballs in house-hunting. We did find one, but it's not quite a done deal yet, so I'll wait until it is to share. Plus, today is about MSH and another reason why he rocks.

The photos in this post have nothing to do with the post other than MSH is in them, and I love the way he interacts with our nephew, Richard, in these pictures. MSH had fallen asleep on the couch at my brother's house, and Richard, upon hearing him snore, had to go and investigate. So, he crawled into MSH's lap, waking him in the process, and they hung out for a little while.

On to why MSH rocks! He really helps me with so much. We both work, full time, so it only make sense that we divide the housework, too. It's not exactly always 50/50, but it's close, and there are days when he does more than I. I really started thinking about this earlier this week.

I mentioned something about him putting groceries away to one of my co-workers, and her response was, "You let him put the groceries away?" My response was, "Of course, he's perfectly capable of putting items into the refrigerator." This wasn't the first time we'd had an exchange like this. Then it sort of hit me, there are all these women out there who don't get help around the house, either because their husband's just don't do it or because they don't trust their husbands to do a good job.

MSH is an intelligent person, and he cares about our home being clean. Is it spotless all the time? Of course not, but we don't live in filth, and I don't spend all my spare time cleaning. Is everything done exactly the way I want it? No, but it's not all done the way he wants it either.

I mentioned to my mom a while back that I wanted to stop using the disposable Clorox wipes to clean the counters, so I had to get MSH to start using a dishrag on the nights that he cleans the kitchen. She told me that if I had a husband who would wipe down the counters, I should let him use what ever he wants. It just reminded me how lucky I am. (We did stop using the wipes, though, and he didn't mind at all.)

I recently started a new cleaning schedule where I do a little each day, Monday through Friday, and have nothing left but the dishes on the weekends. He's jumped on the bandwagon and never looked back. I've always appreciated how much he does at home and even brag on him every chance I get.

My husband rocks for many reasons, one of which is that he cleans!


Katy Lin :) said...

what a great guy! hope you guys have a great weekend

marye said...

that is awesome!

Jennie of Marriage and Beyond said...

Oh this is so much fun! My husband also does a good job putting away the groceries, even better than I do. And now he would rather do it than I.

Cheers to us for having great and gorgeous hubbies!

It's my first time to join this MHR Friday and I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon Katy Lin's site.

Here's my link, just in case you'd like to stop by... :-)

Katharyn said...

That's just fantastic, what a guy!!!

My husband does the dishes all the time, but when it comes to washing the dishes by hand he uses water colder that I would, and a little less soap... so the dish's aren't quite as pristine, they are still plenty clean and I know it! So I thank him for doing the dishes, and then leave the kitchen so i don't have to watch.

trashalou said...

It's good to appreciate them, huh? I had comments like your co-worker's ones when I mentioned about CK lookig after the children - from the simple putting them to bed or when I went to the States for 10 days. Why wouldn't he be able to look after them? They are his too....