the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

Reminder to my Family……

on May 19, 2010

Hi!

Just a couple of quick reminders to the eldest two of the three males who live in this house about how this household runs efficiently.

If I made teenage son strip off his school uniform yesterday evening so I could wash it before I go went work so it is clean for today, you needed to put it in the drier whilst I was at work. It did not dry itself. Lazy school uniform. I am now behind already in today’s washing, meaning my work uniform will not be washied & dried in time for me to wear it tonight unless I use the drier again. Do you really want another $620 electricity bill when we still owe them $350 from the last one?

If, when you leave the house to go & buy pizza for dinner & the kitchen is a mess of dirty dishes when you leave, but nice & clean when you return, it means I have unpacked & repacked the dishwasher so all you have to do is add the dinner plates (only 2 kids use plates for pizza) & cups (3 kids = 3 cups) to the dishwasher & turn it on. It’s an amazing machine – it actually washes & dries the dishes for us. And it’s really easy to turn on. 3 buttons. I know I am talented, but my talents do not extend so far as to be able to finish loading it & switch it on from work.

I know these are only trivial things in the grand scale of life & if this is all I have to complain about, I must have a pretty good life, but it’s a bit like the old battle about the toilet seat being left up or down & the toothpaste lid being on or off.

Pick your battles. Does it really matter? Um…..No. Hence, it is on my blog instead of a “battle” in my home. It’s easy enough to fix. Tell them before I go that it needs to be done – then I can tell them off when they forget! As also happens!

Hope your day runs smoothly today!

Cheers,

Karen xx

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2 responses to “Reminder to my Family……

  1. Tanya Mrsic says:

    toilet seat down, toothpaste lid on!!Tanya xx

  2. Bek says:

    OMG Karen, I love it!! I need a laugh today

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