From my in-box this week:
What do you do when your husband doesn't clean up after himself? Do you leave it until he notices later while in the meantime it is driving you crazy and in the way of our daily life? Or do you constantly follow after him cleaning up his little mini tornadoes all day. We're talking dirty clothes all over the floor when he has his own laundry basket, dirty dishes left at his place on the table and elsewhere wherever he leaves them in the house, and little projects he works on just being left as is, mess and all. I have really been focusing on this in teaching my kids, but when hubby doesn't even do it, how do I expect my kids to learn the right way?
OK – I haven’t replied back to this question yet. See? In our family, Dirk is the really neat one….a knot, if you will and I’m….well, I’m just not. J Not to make excuses for your husband, but I’m telling you, he just doesn’t see that stuff. It’s invisible to him….and it doesn’t bother him a bit.
Another thing to remember, even though his things are driving you nuts, I’m sure there are some things you do that drive him nuts too! We all need a little extra grace from time to time. It's one of the things that keeps a relationship healthy.
But, I know this wife wants to honor her husband, and not mother him. So? What are your suggestions? How can she tactfully let her husband know that his stuff is getting out of control and help him see that he is setting a poor example to his children?
Come on…I know you have some great ideas.