Thank you for all your kind Anniversary messages!
It has continued to be a little crazy around here. I thought that my whirlwind work schedule was going to end last week but, it seems to be continuing.
Thankfully hubby has been picking up the slack…. Ok, not exactly. I will however, give credit where credit is due. Yesterday, he picked up 2 weeks worth of his dirty clothes off the floor in the bedroom.
So I ask you, my dear blog readers, what is the key to a happy home?
- It’s not non-stop sex (although this would undoubtedly make hubby pretty dang happy!)
- It’s not always kissing each other goodnight (although this is certainly nice….)
- It’s not granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances (although this would make me pretty dang happy!)
- It’s not agreeing on which way the toilet paper should roll (although this sure is helpful!)
And, although you may think I’m about to say that it is all the little things and that hubby’s effort to straighten up the bedroom is the key…. you’d be wrong again!
The secret to a happy home my friends — and pay close attention here because this could be eye-opening for you —
The secret to a happy home is CLEANING LADIES (and no gentlemen, by “cleaning ladies” I do NOT mean wives!!)
So, let’s go back to my dirty clothes story. The only reason hubby picked up anything that day was because we were prepping for the cleaning ladies. There I admitted it, we have cleaning ladies. And yes, we are those people who clean for the cleaning ladies.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this in the past but, I realized very early in our relationship that cleaning ladies are necessary to ensure marital harmony at our house.
We are both extremely busy people (ok, 4 hours of video playing isn’t my definition of “busy” but…). It’s no secret that cleaning isn’t high on hubby’s priority list. You may have also noticed with my Clean Is Not Always Clean stories that it’s also not one of hubby’s strengths. So, we agreed that hiring people to give our home a massive scrub down every two weeks was a tiny price to pay to not bicker about who was gonna mop the floors or who was gonna scour the toilet.
Little did hubby know, that finding cleaning ladies was not his free pass to never do any chores. I’m still pretty sure he was under the misconception that hiring someone to clean every two weeks, would allow him to never, ever have to lift a finger. And now, not only do I nag him to clean in between cleaning lady visits BUT, he’s also forced to prep for their arrival.
And, that my friends… is how we keep our home happy (and clean!!) 🙂
(and just for the record… .we are not on our knees with Lysol prepping for their arrival.. but good lord, if they can’t see the floor, they sure as heck can’t clean it!).
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