Let me preface this post by saying that the MWG does an amazing job of keeping up with household chores. I cannot complain in any way, shape or form. He does dishes, unloads the dishwasher, takes out the trash, sweeps the floor, does most of the laundry, all of the yardwork, etc. He makes it possible for me to walk in from work and not worry about a sink full of dishes or nagging untidiness in general. I am very grateful and know that I am in a privileged minority when it comes to scenarios such as this.
But tonight he got irritated with me when I got fussy with him for stepping in and providing "unauthorized' help with my delicate laundry.
Every couple weeks, I do a load of "hand wash only" and "lay flat to dry" garments. I wanted to wear one of the cardigans again soon, so I got it done tonight. I politely asked him to NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.
When the washing machine timer went off, I was in the middle of something. (commenting on somebody's facebook post, if you must know.) He got up to attend to it and I said, "Thanks babe! I'll be right there! You don't need to do anything, I'll get it. Please don't touch anything!"
He tried to get a rise out of me by saying, "I got it" and starting the dryer. I knew he knew better, so I wasn't concerned. I finished commenting and went to gather hangers.
As I entered the laundry room, HE WAS HANGING MY CARDIGAN UP ON A PLASTIC HANGER. As any loving partner would do, I shrieked, "What are you doing? That will ruin it! It requires that you lay it flat to dry!" He said, "It doesn't matter!" I grabbed it from him, said "YES IT DOES" and proceeded to read the tag out loud...."Reshape Garment and Lay Flat to Dry." He shook his head at me and walked out.
I'm pretty sure he thought I was crazy, hence this blog post. Let the record state that I took multiple college courses in fashion and textiles:
Does he have a course called "Textiles" on his transcript? Didn't think so. (I got a B+ in the Clothing Construction class because I skipped the zipper unit. Don't ever ask me to sew a zipper in for you because I don't know how. Obviously.)
Besides, if I have anything to my credit when I say something needs to lay flat to dry, shouldn't the fact that I am a certified Home Ec teacher speak for itself?
I mean, seriously. Are you really going to try and tell me that you know how to care for a cardigan better than I do?
That's what I thought.
(Love you! xoxo)