Friday, January 30, 2009

Les Parfait épouse

Yes, yes, this is me...Les Parfait epouse...or, the Perfect Wife in French!

Oh, who am I kidding, I am so far from it but I just thought I would give you a good laugh!

But in all seriousness, is it bad to make a deal with your husband to make him do what you want him to?????

Allow me to elaborate! B is horrible about just throwing his dirty clothes in the floor, or on the bench at the edge of the bed...anywhere but in the dirty clothes where they belong. We have had several conversations about the issue, which do not seem to phase him the least because his clothes have remained "thrown around."

So finally, Wednesday night I was picking up the room, including all the clothes "thrown around" and ended up with a pile of clothes so high that it would have been enough for two loads worth of laundry! So I decided to... manipulate, sway things my way, trick....ASSIST my dear husband in learning with a small game of "Let's Make a Deal." The rules started as being: each time B (hubs) did not put his dirty clothes in the dirty clothes hamper, A (myself) got to purchase a new clothing item...B did not agree stating we would then go "broke"! So after many options, the following was agreed upon...Each time B does not put his dirty clothes in the dirty clothes hamper, then B must scratch A's back until she falls asleep every night for a week!!!! Now, some of you may not enjoy this, but I LOVE having my back scratched!!!

So since we were playing this little game, I asked B if there was anything I did that got on his nerves that he wanted to play "Let's Make a Deal" with, and he said "NO", I truly am Les Parfait Epouse!"

Ok, so he did actually come up with something, but he did have to think about it! He said that he hates it when I do the laundry, and hang the clothes up in the laundry room and never put them in our closet! Yes, I leave half our wardrobe in the laundry room! So from now on, I have until the end of the weekend (because I only do laundry on the weekend) to hang the clothes up in the closet...and if I don't, then I have to change Kai's (our cat) litter box...which is something I despise!!!

So, all of that to ask the it bad to play "Let's Make a Deal" with your hubs just get him to do what you want?


Krista said...

Any time I try to use a little behavior modification like your "Let's Make a Deal Game", Micah informs me he is not one of my students and I couldn't pull my teacher tricks on him... :-) I love that you gave him the chance to play the game, too!

Jennifer said...

That is too funny! I have the same bad habit of leaving the clothes in the laundry room. I fold up the ones that were in the dryer, but I hate doing the ones that were wet and had to hang up.

TriciaNae said...

Love it...I will have to try that. And...C HATES it when I leave clothes hanging in the laundry room..or the towels folded in the basket.

Linda Darjean said...

Hey girl, did i just hear you on the radio??? I was busy getting the girls ready to run out the door and I stopped to listen to the story and then I was like.....wait I know her! Anyways, have a wonderful day.

Kelly said...

I am going to have to try this. My husband always leaves his clothes in the floor and it drives me crazy. This is honestly the biggest thing we argue about. Great idea!

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