Friday 5: 5 Signs That Hubby Has Been Taking Care Of The Kids!

FRIDAY 5 | | October 2, 2009 at 7:39 pm

As part of the Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 Series I delve into something a little too fresh in my memory and too stale in my home, some clear indications that mommy has been away. With all the conferences (BlogHer and Type A Mom and the upcoming Blogalicious where I am speaking) and other events hubby has had to hold down the fort on more than one occasion.

The sink is full of dishes.

Ok, I get that does not sound like a big issue to you, but this is with the dishwasher full of clean dishes ( I am sure you read my post on 5 household chores I hate). Ahh, for once to see a clean sink and don’t let me get started on the counters and stove.

The kids are in (highly) mismatched clothing.

I know, I know I should be happy they are clothed (as hubby dearest is sure to remind me), but seriously pattern and pattern do not go. I will forgive him on the pigtail arena but the clothing he does not get off so easily.

The walls have scribbles on it.

How is it he never noticed it happening? I guess the same way he walks pass the pile of laundry on the way to the bathroom. Anyway the rules (or lack thereof) always seem to be ┬árelaxed when mama is away. I am normally “bad cop” during discipling anyway.

The kids have been feasting on junk food.

Ok so hubby makes claims of being a fab cook and yes I have glimpses of it on (the rare) occasion but the thought of taking care of the kids and cooking seems pretty foreign to him. Yes an odd pasta dish does escape through but these are a rarity. I do admit to pitying the kiddo’s palettes at the end of my absence though. Ice cream for breakfast anyone?

Laundry has invaded the home.

I suck at getting through the laundry (well just the folding bit) but the one thing I do manage is that I (at least) always make sure is that the clean and dirty laundry stay, well, separate. Somehow the distinction gets a little muddled with hubby in command.

Ok, I will give him that he NEVER complains (ever) and swears the kids are (allegedly) fed, but am I greedy to want more? Well in a week I will be heading off to Atlanta to speak at the Blogalicious conference so I write this in hope of some reform. What do you think? Will I come home to (and a reminder I return on my, and also his, birthday)? Will all be clean as a wonderful birthday surprise or will I need to pay the piper for this post?

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