When you are young and newly married, lay out clear laundry rules.
I come home from work late Sunday night only to find a clean apartment. Hmmm I think to myself. I greet my husband than head to the kitchen for a late night dinner of Fruit Loops (because who choses the healthier almond cluster flakes?)
While in the kitchen, I ask my husband what he did all night. He replies "bought my text books, cleaned up the kitchen, had dinner, called john, did the laundry..." and continued on. However, I stopped listening and put down my bowl of fruity goodness and threw open the laundry room door.
Oh. My. Word.
Nothing, not ONE item was hanging up to dry. I check the washing machine. Nothing.
I check the dryer to confirm my suspicions that my well meaning husband dried ALL of our clothes (including my dresses and his work shirts,)
"Honey, where are the clothes?!"
"I folded them and put them away." he says from two rooms over.
"What?" he asks
"um. well. um." actually about to pull my hair out over dispair for my LOFT dresses and his JCrew shirts.
Suddenly he is at my side.
"Why are you in the laundry room?" He asks
"I, um, was just coming to see how you did the laundry."
A look of sheer terror comes over his face. Silence until he says
"Please, tell me. The baskets of laundry were already clean right? RIGHT?"
I am very confused at this point and I follow him as he marches into our bedroom, only to disolve into a fit of giggles as my bewildered albeit very cute husband watches in astonishment.
He had folded all of the dirty laundry. And put it away.
Don't worry, for all of you about to pass on marriage advice in form of comments, we got it under control.
Our new rule is that dirty clothes are kept in one place and clean in another.
I am still puzzled over this though. I asked Ian if he thought the clothes smelled or felt clean. He said no. I asked why he still folded them. He said he didn't know. LOL. Men.
At least I got a good one who actually doesn't mind folding laundry.
So I washed the clothes for him, and today, he folded CLEAN laundry.