Messy husband!

Jenny - posted on 04/11/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am SOOO fed up clearing up after my husband. He works hard and long hours and I don't expect him to do much when he comes in but I also don't expect him to traipse mud all over the carpets, leave drinks on the floor to get knocked over and leave dripping wet towels on the floor. He's messier than the kids and no matter how many times I tell him he keeps right on doing it. If we didn't have kids I would leave it until he is forced to confront it but I'm not letting it get into an unhealthy state for the boys to sit in all day long. When my husband was growing up his mom did literally everything for him so that hasn't helped. Also, we didn't live together before we married (huge mistake eh?) otherwise I might have had second thoughts! I do love him but this can't go on. Just yesterday I found a coffee mug in his bedside cabinet growing mould ):
Any suggestions?

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Jodi - posted on 04/11/2014

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I'd stop doing things for him that don't affect the children. Like his washing, cooking, etc. I really would. If he complains, you can let him know that when he starts picking up after himself, you will start doing those things for him again. Until then, you simply don't have time.

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Jenny - posted on 04/11/2014

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That's a good idea, thanks! I will try leaving more for him to do at night that's his own creation lol. I totally get that he's tired when he comes in but all the housework is done, he's lucky really. (:

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