Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Good Thing

I have to be honest. My husband is awesome. I feel like I should go on some sort of "why my husband is a pain" rant. But, I can't (I can't say the same for him, however).

A few hours ago he cleaned up after dinner, dusted (I know, shocker), vacuumed, did 3 loads of laundry and get this . . . he was on his hands and knees washing the floor.


How lucky am I? I mean, this guy accomplishes more in an hour than I do all day. Sure, I have Mr. Destructo to watch, play with, feed and of course NURTURE. But seriously, how is it that I can't finish one load of whites? Wash a few breakfast dishes? Sweep a floor covered in dried Play Doh, Cheerios (I talk about Cheerios way too much on my blog . . . not as much as Swedish Fish, though), crumbs, UIO (unidentified icky objects) and such?


I mean, on a good day I'm lucky to get a shower.


But Super Hubby swoops in and he's faster than a speeding blob of vomit when it comes to getting this house to look a little less Romper and a little more Room. Pretty damn amazing. I hesitate to tell him this . . . I fear that I will hear in return that if I just "keep up with it throughout the day" I can be as good as he. He's never, ever said this . . . but I know it lingers on his tongue. Besides, if we start to talk about it then that might mean he'll . . .
expect more of me.

As I sit here thinking of how lucky I am, I can't help but smile. I should probably tell him how grateful I am for all he does, for the loving way in which he cares for his family.


I lean against the door frame staring down in admiration at my wonderful husband. Swish, swish. His hands move in unison as he wipes remnants of our day off the old oak floors.


He looks up at me, as if he anticipates evidence of my love and appreciation to fall from my lips.


He gets up, hands on knees, tilts his head, the hint of a smile on his face, "Yes?" he asks in a knowing tone.


"You missed a spot," I reply.


I mean, why ruin a good thing?


28 comments:

Threeboys1mommy said...

I was hoping you'd show me this hot mess, what a cute picture. He's a keeper ;-)

I have a similar post in my brain drafts, great minds ;-)

I have to stop winking so much, you probably think I'm flirting with you ;-)

Karen said...

Is it wrong for me to be in love with your husband? Would it make you feel better if I said it was just his mad cleaning skills that I'm lusting after?

MommyTime said...

You crack me up. My husband is forbidden from doing laundry due to some unfortunate incidents of shrinkage back in 1998. But he will mop. If I tell him to. You've got a keeper, there!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

*snort*

You're so funny! And that was sweet.

Fo' realz? He does laundry?

ConverseMomma said...

He really is a good man. I'll have to stop stealing you for four hour late night conversations so you can thank him proper ;)

Indy said...

Lucky lucky girl! You should make sure he reads this.

Lindsey said...

WOOHOO for good husbands! I'm thankful I've got one too! J looks precious in that picture!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have a husband a lot like that--and it's the best.

Erin said...

How sweet of you. I have often thought of a tribute to my Hubby too. But that is as far as it goes... My Hubby does a lot around the house, too. And I feel very lucky.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Ha Ha!! My husband is also a big worker bee when he gets home. It just makes me feel like a total loser, though. Then I get cranky. He's just trying to be helpful and doesn't get much respect out of it. I should be mroe appreciative.

Kat said...

Hahaha!!! You are such a sass! I love it. ;)

My hubby wipes the counter off and feels as though he deserves an award. Grr. ;)

Lori said...

HA - good one! :-) Sounds like a keeper for sure!!

Roger said...

Now that's just mean. :)

Woman in a Window said...

HA! Awesome. Keep 'em on their toes, or knees. Which ever you prefer.

CC said...

Bwhahahaha!!! And wow. He rocks!

Rachel said...

So you're the other woman my husband married. It all makes sense now ;-)
I fall a bit more in luv with you every time you write.

You make me want to be a better writer.

Biggest hugs ever to you.

just jamie said...

Oh sheez. What a lovely thing you've got goin' on. Yay!

MoziEsmé said...

Aww! Keep him in line, of course...

Hyphen Mama said...

He needs a raise! =)

justmylife said...

Will you kindly loan your husband out to train the husbands like mine how to be so wonderful? Or just loan him out? heh!! He sounds like a keeper, but never let him know that;-)

Working mum said...

Ah, you meanie! You know he expects 100 brownie points for all that housework!

Momisodes said...

LOL! You're awesome. I would have said the same thing :)

Momo Fali said...

Are you interested in a sister-wife? If so, call me.

Steph said...

Your hubby sounds like a gem could you have him teach my already great hubby the art of cleaning up after he cooks his amazing meals? LOL

Kaytabug said...

Wow. He's a god. I wish I had a man like that. You are so lucky!!

I LOVED the way you told this story!

"You missed a spot." Brilliant!! As was "faster than a speeding blob of vomit" and "a little less Romper and a little more Room." LMAO!!

tommie said...

Life doesn't get much better than when a husband cleans!

Happy weekend

Jennifer said...

haha love it :)

Trannyhead said...

*snort* He sounds like MY husband who is so much better at cleaning up than I am. But you repay him with green beans. That's enough.

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