One of the main things that Charles and I have struggled with since moving in together is agreeing on how to divide the responsibility of chores and daily duties. We have our personal preferences; I like the wash the dishes by hand and he likes to throw them in the dishwasher. I like to throw my clothes in the dryer for a quick ‘de-wrinkle’ spin, he likes to iron. We’ve come up with a few house rules so far that we abide by like if someone cooks dinner, then the other person has to clean the kitchen and so on.
But there’s one thing we both hate doing and have yet to find the middle ground on…And that one thing is: folding clothes. Sometimes, we’ll fold them together and try to get the job done as fast as possible. Most times, we leave the clean clothes on the bed all day until one of us decides to go to sleep and then we’ll just throw the clothes back in the basket. The worst part about it is that those clean clothes usually stay in the basket for the whole week. You should see us rummaging through the basket to find what we’re gonna wear each day… I know, it’s bad.
Anyways, every Sunday is “laundry day”. So while I was home chillin with the place to myself this past weekend, I also had the washer and dryer running. In my mind I thought that since I was putting the clothes to wash and dry then it only made sense for Charles fold them when he got home later in the day. But Charles had other plans…
^^ Charles came home later in the day with one little bag of groceries a.k.a. chocolate cake mix and vanilla frozen yogurt. Mind you, I didn’t ask him to stop by the store and get these items… Nope, this man got me my favorite combination of sweets out of the goodness of his heart! Or so I thought.. My romantic notions were put to an abrupt end when he said with a sly smirk on his face, “I just wanted to get you something in appreciation for folding the clothes..” Folding the clothes? The clothes that hadn’t been folded yet?
This mocha frapper was bribing me!?!?!? Bribing me with chocolate and frozen yogurt in exchange for my folding services!?!? The audacity! The cunning! The ad-mir-ation (<– say that again really slowly in a really deep voice) I begrudgingly felt from facing an opponent that had just played his cards so well!
Anyways, as you can tell from the image above… It worked. I folded that shiut. And you better believe I also ate my chocolate cake and frozen ice cream, all while chomping and smacking my lips out loud like the winner I was because in my mind, chocolate always wins. No shame in my game.
^^Look at him wishing he could take a bite… Don’t worry, I shared (a little bit).
Lesson Of The Day: Find out your significant other’s food weakness and when the time is right, use that weakness against them to avoid doing chores. No Mercy.
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P.P.S. You can read my first ” From Long Distance To Living Together” post here.
Cheers & Have A Happy Hump Day!
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