Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One Track Mind

My birthday is coming up on Friday. People keep asking me what I want. I'm not too particular about birthday gifts usually. However, when my husband asked me this year what I wanted, there was only one thing on my mind . . . I want the house cleaned. All clean. At the same time. And I want it very clean, baseboards, ceiling fan blades, organized closets. THE WORKS. Most importantly, I do not want to be the one to do it.

So of course, being the wonderful man that he is, he called a service and scheduled them to do an estimate on our home. He later called the house and said, "Oh, by the way, the cleaning people are coming by at 3 pm to do an estimate, that OK?" And so, of course, I said, "Are you crazy? I have to clean the house before the cleaning people come!" I made him call them back and cancel. He, obviously, thought I was crazy.

DH: "You have to clean so the cleaning people can come?"

Me: "Uh, yeah"

"Then what are they going to do?"

"Clean the house"

"But you just cleaned it"



"Just reschedule for later in the week"

"If you say so"

I know, poor guy, he just doesn't get it.


Kurt said...

Hey, sweetie -- Happy 28th today!!

(I have a special pic I'd like to attach to this message, but I don't see how to do it -- maybe you can email me at and remind me of your email address so I can send it.)

As we may have told you at some point, Judy and I can relate to your "needing to clean for the cleaning crew" conundrum -- which is why we've never had cleaning people in during our 25 years together.

. . . that, and the fact that our youngest, while at 18 he doesn't spread poop anymore (don't think he ever did), can still crap up any given space faster than anyone can clean it.

Of course, he's going away to school in August, so maybe then.

On the other hand, Judy has also said that she wanted to have a cook before a cleaning person, so there's that hurdle.

See you all in San Marcos at the end of this month!!

Much love,


Sara Tupper said...

That is hilarious! Happy Birthday!! I totally get it!