My Ideas Man

I know I boast a lot about the KoD, but people, the truth is that he is totally awesome! I tweeted today that he brought me coffee and Aleve and helped with the laundry. @TheJackB tweeted back “tell him to stop making the rest of us look bad. ;) ” Jack – he does dishes too!

I totally know how blessed and lucky I am, and I do not take him for granted, not one little bit. Not only is he helpful with laundry and bringing me coffee and a whole host of other things, he has great ideas too.

Now this one seems so obvious to me, looking back, but I guess we get so used to doing things a certain way, that change is not seen as necessary or even possible. I guess KoD got a little fed up hearing me complain about folding the laundry, and how Mount Washmore always kept growing, and just when I thought I had finished doing laundry, the pile reproduced. (Four boys in the house means a lot of laundry). He suggested that each child fold their own laundry and put it away themselves. Sounds simple, eh? So why didn’t I think of it first?!!

Today, being the day after the fast of Tisha b’Av, I had 10 loads of laundry to do. We traditionally do not launder clothes for this nine day mourning period, and can recommence after lunchtime on the day after Tisha b’Av. I actually had time to rest my aching back in between loads, because 2/3 of the laundry was being folded by other people. What a concept!! KoD – you are a smart smart man, and not just ‘cause you married me. ;)

Sometimes it takes someone fresh to the scene to have great ideas – keep them coming, my KoD. Thanks for taking such good care of us all. We love you.

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  1. KoD says:

    Next idea: Have the children cook for themselves. And, how about waking themselves up every morning.

  2. Jack says:

    Jack – he does dishes too!

    That’s it, we’re pulling his mancard and convening the Loyal Order of Men membership meeting early. Sorry to be so strict, but some things cannot be tolerated. ;)

  3. mokumalef says:

    So, Jack, you think it’s a “manly” thing for a man not to help out the wife with things around the house??? Here’s another one I love: husband sits in chair, with newspaper that be-aproned wife has lovingly provided him. Wife is vacuuming, and in response, all that hubbie does, is gruntingly lift up his beslippered footsies, so she can vacuum underneath …. Thankfully my DH belongs to KoD’s club: he does the dishes (and much more). Marriage is about partnering and not about gaining a maid or a servant (works both ways!).

  4. Jack says:

    mokumalef – c’mon now you know that chazal says that the best thing a woman can do is be quiet and obey her husband in all things.

    So your DH does the dishes and more. He must not have been trained well. Send him to me for a week and I can fix that. ;)

  5. mokumalef says:

    Hey Jack – We must not read the same chazal then …. ;) Very well trained indeed. I will ask him if he wants to be sent, but you might end up washing dishes …

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