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» Saturday, August 15, 2009

Why can't men see mold? (or dust, or dirt, or...)

I returned home recently from a week+ at the beach with the kids - the DH had to work, so he didn't come with us.

Here's what I found in my poor house after 9 womanless days:

In the basement: Glass with an inch of juice and a quarter inch of green and black mold in the bottom, abandoned by one of the kids (no one is owning up to it) and subsequently unseen by their father, even though it sat just a few feet from his computer.

On the kitchen counter: Unopened bag of potato bread hamburger rolls, completely covered in green mold inside the bag. DH didn't notice it.

In the breakfast nook: I left an antique glass milk bottle filled with flowers from the garden - they flowers were just about dead before I left, but I forgot to throw them out. There they sat, right next to the table where DH ate his meals, growing slime and mold in the clear glass bottle just a couple feet from his head. He never noticed.

In the refrigerator: Two cartons of sour milk. Not sure what DH was putting on his cereal in the AM.

To be fair, my husband does do his share (and more!) of cooking, laundry, and grocery shopping. And I'm sure that if he noticed dirt and mold, he would do something about it. He just doesn't notice it.

I swear, it must be something on the Y chromosome. Anyone else notice this phenomenon?




Blogger Diane said...

I agree, or for my DH it's who's going to notice a little dust(2 inches) on the furniture or that the floor ( we don't it off of it do we?) but yet will vacuum for me or wash dishes when they're in the way. Gotta love'em !

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband notices and usually does something about it. We are both so far behind right now, I'm finding it impossible to keep up. He covers for me more than he should have to. He is a super nice guy. His dad died when we were juniors in high school. his mom was left to raise him and his younger brother. Since she was working long hours, he took it upon himself to take on more of the chores at home. She once told me it was so nice to pull into the carport after a long day at work and smell fresh bread baking.
We have been renovating an old house and have been living in such a mess for years, a little dust doesn't mean what it used to.

9:13 PM  
Blogger housemouse88 said...

I'm a stay at home housewife so my hubby only does stuff inside the house if I'm sick. Which thank God isn't that often or I wouldn't have a dish clean in the house. Does anyone have the problem of him not hearing you? Unless it has something to do with a car part or engines, I might as well be talking to the wall. LOL Gotta love him though, he does most of the stuff outside for me now. Have a great day.

7:34 AM  

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