You Wash and I’ll Dry!

4DayTheory

So, I happen to be married to a beautiful woman.  We’ve been married for 74 days and about 5 hours at the time of this post.  So far, I’ve learned a few things and I’ve relearned a few things, but mostly I’m having the happiness of my life.  Of course, I’m only 26 years old and I don’t know anything about anything, but I do know that I love the pants off my wife!  (yea, that’s a double meaning – I’m an artist so get used to seeing that type of thing here.) 

One thing that we’ve noticed is that there are certain chores that each of us prefers not to do.  WideEyedWonder does not like to dry the dishes.  (yes, we are living in a house without a dishwasher, BUT!  we do have our washer and dryer in the kitchen.  This feature makes cooking and laundry so easy that I recommend this configuration to everyone.  Not to mention the extra countertop space…. plush.)  Meanwhile, I’m not particularily excited about washing dishes.  Hopefully, I don’t need to spell out how nicely this works out for us, but I’ll do it anyway because I don’t trust you.  She washes and I dry.  During this chore, we can talk and I can pester my lovely bride.  This method has changed this from a chore into a fun game that’s also productive.  I didn’t think such things were possible, but this is one of the many wonderful suprises that I’ve encountered in the best 74 days and 5 hours of my life.  It’s not always this much fun.  Sometimes, I do the dishes alone or she may clean the bathroom (who knew those needed to be cleaned more than once every 6 months?).  However, I always look forward to doing chores when we are doing them together and suddenly those chores aren’t so bad at all.  I’ve got my buddy with me and we’re mixing it up.  In no time at all the chores are done.  After that we can play Scrabble, watch TV or a movie, geek out on the comps, or see if any of my suggestive comments become more than comments. 

Of course, marriage has its challenges.  There are miscommunications, mix-ups, and the occasional request.  All of these things are part of living with someone closely day in and day out, but it helps to know that with all these oddities the overwhelming majority of the time is spent in happiness and gratitude.  There’s a lot of giving, of love, and a massive amount of grace.  And some of the best times start with “I’ll wash if you dry.”

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3 Comments on “You Wash and I’ll Dry!”


  1. […] January 30th, 2007 in uncategorized My husband is the man.  That is […]

  2. Seaner Says:

    Amusing, for sure. I am glad that such a fortitous arrangement could be made. One day I hope to learn that the bathroom needs cleaned more than every six months.

    By the way, I prefer washing to drying. Just a personal choice. Also, I like to wash with a dishrag, as opposed to a sponge. Just in case anyone wondered.

  3. Michael Tim Says:

    I love your site!

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