September 16, 2014

My Husband Thinks I'm a Genius....

I know!  I'm as floored as you are!  But it turns out, he only thinks I'm a genius because of this one, teeny-tiny, completely common-sense thing I said to him.

But, apparently, this one, teeny-tiny, completely common-sense idea absolutely astounded him.  It struck him as the most glorious idea that had ever been spouted.

Something, that I have ALWAYS done.  And he's just never noticed.

It all began as I was emptying the dishwasher.  The very same dishwasher that he had thoughtfully loaded earlier.  One of the chores he dislikes - but will do - is emptying the dishwasher.  I don't mind emptying the dishwasher, if it's been properly loaded.  Which, it never is, unless I load it.  But I think that is probably pretty much the same for everyone; we all have our own ideas about how the dishwasher should be loaded and that's fine.

But, just so you know, I am THE master at loading that dishwasher and I have it down to a my way is the best way hands down.

Be that as it may, this particular evening I was emptying the silverware caddy and I mentioned, in passing, to the Husband, that if he would load all the like spoons into one section, all the like forks into another section, all the like knives into another section, and let all the random silver go into the remaining slots that removing the silverware would be a lot less tedious.

I said this in passing, never really thinking that he would actually hear and process this information.  Much like he has never heard or processed other bits of wisdom I have passed onto him.

But hear and process he did.  Because for the next three times he emptied the dishwasher, that he himself had loaded, he proceeded to proclaim that was a GENIUS idea.  And every single time since, that I have emptied the dishwasher that he loaded, I find all the like silverware separated into separate slots.

Now, if I can only convince him that to listen to few of my other common-sense nuggets, then maybe this house would run like well-oiled machine.  But so far?  It hasn't happened.


  1. Yay for hubby! Sometimes they DO learn!

  2. Ok, so let me throw a bit of my germaphobe tendencies into your theory. When all the spoons, forks, and knives are stacked in one little section of the silverware tray they nestle together. So some of them don't get washed completely. Hence, they aren't clean. Or sterilized. But- I'm sure you are a genius, in fact I'm positive of it. :)

    1. I can see how that could be a concern; but honestly we've never encountered that. The silverware just kind of "fans" out when we place it in the caddy.

  3. Now that's funny. Is everything nice and clean? Foursons seems to think this won't work. I have to admit we only use our dishwasher as a place to stash our properly rinsed off dishes until their next use. But then again, it's just him and me. No cooties to be found anywhere. :-)

  4. I also like the silverware done this way, as well as knives up, so the blade gets as clean as possible. Course, honestly, I'm just happy that they are putting their dishes in the dishwasher instead of in the sink, so I'll take what I can get.

    My nugget of wisdom for unloading the dishwasher? Pay the kids 40 cents to do it. :)

    1. Yes, knives go handles down. Mainly, because I'm afraid when the points get stuck in the bottom that there could be a horrible accident if I yank too hard to get it out.

  5. LOL Men, it takes them forever to catch up to us!

  6. That is lovely. :-)

    My husband couldn't get over a bit of my brilliance lately. Seems the big pot with the spaghetti sauce in it wouldn't fit onto the best available shelf in the fridge. Almost, but not quite. I took the lid off, flipped it upside down, and it fit perfectly. The look on his face was priceless.



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