Monday, January 19, 2009

Save me from Anthea......

Quick, come into the cupboard with me but keep your voice down. I'm in hiding again. Not from mad guests with irritating children this time. I'm hiding from the CH. Don't let him know I'm here or he'll find me a job to do.

Six weeks off work and he's turned into Anthea Turner on acid! Lack of creative outlet for his talents has become late onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He's a maniac with a mop, a dervish with a duster, a..... a...... zealot wiz ze 'oover (OK, OK, cut me some slack here. You try to think of something suitable that begins with 'z'!).

Every time I sit down he gives me another job to do, or worse still, a look. You know the one, a 'here I am slaving away and all you can do is watch 'Bargain Hunt' and drink coffee' sort of look. A 'what do you mean you are going out to have lunch with friends' look and if, god forbid, I act all innocent and go ahead and have that lunch with friends, I come home to a 'look at me, I'm exhausted from all this housework' look. You know, I really am grateful that he is doing all this housework stuff but who does he think does it for the other 9 months of the year that he's away?

If I go on the computer I have to type really quietly or I get the 'are you on the computer again' look. Honestly, he's got more looks than Greta Garbo!

So, the house is pristine, the washing is all done, the normal Eiffel tower sized ironing pile is gone and I know I should be grateful... but....!

8 comments:

Working mum said...

Nothing like a husband hanging round the house to point out all the things you shouldn't be doing!

softinthehead said...

I know exactly what you mean, my hubby works away most of the time and then has the cheek to actually re-arrange the cutlery drawer when he empties the dishwasher. Arrghhh!

Sparx said...

Oh, my other half has a pile of those little looks... he claims he doesn't know what I mean but... well I guess you know exactly what I mean!

andibuyz said...

my husband has those looks too. where do they learn them from, but sometimes they can be really effective. I give him a look back and then told to stop nagging!!

MsCatCalls said...

Try living full time with someone with ocd .. mind you means I rarely have to hoover or stack the dishwasher or anything much .... I dont do it well enough really !

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yes...I know exactly what you mean. We share the same computer!

blogthatmama said...

Let the whirling dervish carry on, you need a break VLiF, you deserve one!

dND said...

I know the feeling all too well - happily divorced now :-)