April 9, 2008

I could have told you this

The University of Michigan could have saved themselves some research money on this study and just asked me. I've been saying it for five years now.

It says that husbands create 7 extra hours of work for their wives each week. I'm not even sure how this happens, but it does. I know that Kyle doesn't try to create extra work, but I see it happen week after week. We've had numerous conversations about how little it took for me to keep things clean before we were married but neither of us can really figure out what's changed, other than the fact that we both live here. And two sets of hands should actually make cleaning easier, right? We both do quite a bit around the house, but it really seems like I've never been able to keep up with household duties, even before Jack. If I had to guess what the biggest factor is, I'd say laundry. Between going to camp, then going to practice, then coming home, he goes through several sets of clothes a day. Some of these clothes can be re-worn, but many of them cannot.

I thought of all of this tonight when I read this post. Laundry has become a continuous process rather than a task to complete in a set period of time. It seems like as soon as we get ALL of the laundry done, there are baskets upon baskets waiting for us.

Anyway, now with Jack in the picture, I've lost all hope of my house ever being really clean again.

5 comments:

MIP said...

Laundry really is the chore that never ends. I still don't know how two adults and one baby make for so much wash...

KTP said...

My sister in laundry. Hear, hear!

rachel said...

I'm glad you liked the post about the note regarding the urination & defecation. We definitely got a good laugh out of it!

Jeanette said...

Ben was gone for a week and the house was spotless...he got back and it looks as if we live in a condemned apartment.

Sarah said...

Amen Sister! ...The things we didn't know about men before we married them!!!!! :)