This scene plays out at our home so often that I just had to find out if anyone else is wondering why there are some habits that you just can't change in your partner.
It usually happens between 8:00 am and 8:15 am. I'm downstairs getting things ready for my daughter who usually gets up around 8:30. I'm puttering around in the kitchen getting her breakfast ready and at some point notice that there are a few crumbs on the counter where my husband prepared his breakfast earlier. I glance over at the divider between my double sinks to locate the dish cloth and it isn't there where I left it.
That's when you will hear that moan of dread from me. Over to the sink I will go and there in the bottom, usually poking out from under a dirty bowl or plate is my dish cloth. It's always rolled up in a ball and soaking wet. Ewwwwww!!! Just touching this cold, sopping wet cloth will make my stomach turn and most days when this happens, I haven't even had the chance to drink my morning coffee.
It doesn't matter how many times I ask or plead with my husband not to throw that dish cloth across the room and into the sink, I can count on finding it there at least twice a week. What's even more scary is wondering what he has used it for. Maybe the floor or his shoes (why don't SOME men know that there is a BIG difference between the cloth that washes the dishes we eat off of and the rag that should be used to wipe up the floor we walk on?!). I guess I should be thankful knowing that when I find it in the sink, it's obvious he's used it to wipe something (you can use your imagination here) and it's time to dig out a clean one.
The good news? He is slowly learning that he has to put his dirty clothes in the hamper if he wants them to reappear freshly cleaned and folded, he doesn't leave the cap off of the toothpaste and he doesn't leave the toilet seats up. Truth is, around here I'm the one who leaves the toilet seats up on a regular basis, after all, I'm the only one who cleans them!!