Friday, November 03, 2006

Men Gone Wild

In a fit of bravery, I'm posting pictures of what the inside of our house looked like 3 weeks ago. As I've said before, I HATE clutter!! My guys don't seem to mind it. It's a good thing winter hit early, or the guys would have stuff stacked to the ceiling by now. Ordinarily, our kitchen table is off limits to clutter. Well, the world can now see that I was too tired to nag the guys about that rule.

My guys have yet to figure out that dirty dishes go IN the dishwasher, NOT on the counter right next to the dishwasher. The guys had a tough time finding a place to stack their dirty dishes, during our construction projects. The rest of the dishwasher countertop was occupied by drying paintbrushes, and the battery chargers for the drilldrivers.


At 11/03/2006 6:26 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

What is it about men and loading the dishwasher? Must be some genetic mutation or something...

I'd post the clutter and disorganization around here but I wouldn't want to embarass my family at all.

At 11/03/2006 7:00 PM, Blogger SME said...

Could've been worse! :D
Richard seems to have dishwasher disabilities, too. Leaves everything in the sink, and there's always a cereal bowl on the desk when I get up. Urrrggh.

At 11/03/2006 7:17 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

WC, what I don't understand is, the dishwasher is one step closer to the table than the counter is.

SME, the only time it's been worse is when numbnuts moved to Edmonton and left everything in your house, and it all wound up HERE.

At least R does a fantastic job vacuuming. ;)
I'm surprised that he's dishwasher impaired too. Must be a mutation.

At 11/03/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

Ha, I don't feel so bad about my clutter post now! Be brave, bloggy friends - this is getting down to the nitty gritty - let's ALL come out of the closet and post our clutter for one magnificent CLUTTER CLUB!

As cluttery as my husband is, I'm the one who stacks the dishes in the sink and he stacks the dishwasher. But it is an outgrowth of our dysfunctional relationship - the drawers are broken, he refuses to get new drawers, and I can't stand wrestling them out and then back in, and he won't fix them, so HE gets to put the dishes in.

At 11/04/2006 12:11 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Alright - what is it with men and children? They don't care about the piles of crap around them. It doesn't bother my husband OR my girls to sit in the middle of a mess.

I can't stand it. I get depressed looking at the mess. Then - yes - I have a tantrum and start cracking the whip. 344444444444444 Oops. Sorry. That was little Miss Kitten walking over the keyboard. Now she's knocking over the microphone and a pile of papers almost went to the floor.

Gotta go!

At 11/04/2006 12:26 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Diana, LOL, make me a charter member of that club!
It's so funny...I took those pics, with the intention of posting them, before you did your clutter post. My guys got real nervous, when I was taking the pics. "Why are you taking pictures when the house looks like THIS?" The next day, they started clearing the clutter.

Monica, the GOOD NEWS is that your girls will probably become wonderful housekeepers, my daughter did. The BAD NEWS is that they won't do it in YOUR house. :(
My son...I have NO HOPE for. He's male, has few organizational skills, and has his father's genes. I keep trying though. ;)
Smart kitty, knows how to get attention.

At 11/04/2006 3:20 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

I know how you feel. Dirt, clutter, messyness... no no no.
If I ever got a messy roommate or anything, I'd so crazy.

At 11/04/2006 3:49 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

It may be physically closer, but it involves work!

At 11/04/2006 9:51 PM, Blogger .: raven :. said...

*ACK* ::: runs screaming :::

i hate clutter! i hate clutter!! i hate it hate it hate it!!!


heh ....

my current living situation looks just like the pictures you just showed. it drives me insane to the point that i cannot even use the kitchen. *sigh* i just live for the moment that i can find my own place and we can have our own living spaces again.

At 11/05/2006 3:45 AM, Blogger saby said...

ever since i made a pass for u
bad tings started to happen to me

VEST is visiting me more often these days

the sonovabitch even sends me mails
mostly obscene pics

At 11/05/2006 5:25 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Ashley, you're young. You're doomed to live with at least one messy person in your lifetime.

WC, but WHY isn't it work for us?

Raven, I see a pattern emerging here. WHY do all of us neatniks live with cluttery people? Are we all masochists?
Every night, before I go to bed, I have all the counters cleared and wiped down. By the time I come home from work the next day, the kitchen is a disaster area. It drives me WILD! ARGGHH!

Saby, better YOU than ME!

At 11/05/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

Well, it's like someone's MOM and UNLOADING the dishwasher!!!

At 11/05/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

or me and using the vacuum cleaner

At 11/05/2006 3:45 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ND, we had to clean up the clutter so we could use the vacuum. LOL

At 11/06/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Vest, I'm just leaving it there to piss you off! Looks like it's working. ;)

At 11/09/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger Vest said...

One day women will be born with brains

At 11/10/2006 3:16 PM, Blogger tweetey29 said...

I caught myself posting this morning after J left for work about lights being left on. I am constantly walking behind him and K turning lights out. Its really funny when you think about it. but its ok he will learn sooner or later i hope.

At 11/10/2006 3:45 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Tweets, that's sooo funny! SME was horrible about that. She used to leave every light on AND watch TV, while listening to her stereo. She's improved a LOT since she moved out. Now she nags her stepkids about it. ;)
Z is great about turning lights off, and goes behind L, shutting them off. Maybe B will be like Z?

At 11/10/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

I see we have another brilliant quote from our asinine misogynist.

At 11/13/2006 7:14 AM, Blogger tweetey29 said...

Yes maybe. K hates turning them off and B just realized she can stand on the stool like she does in the bathroom to turn the lights on and off so I dont know yet. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

At 11/13/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Tweets, you can always hope. ;)


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