Honey Dew

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Posted by on May 5, 2011

I’m a lover of lists, hence To Do List Tuesdays. I love crossing items off the list. I love rewriting the lists (usually the items that I’ve crossed off are still on the rewritten list – they are just neater). I love how to do lists keep me focused. I love the visual accomplishment of crossing of items on the list. I grew up with to do lists. In the summer my brother, Andy, and I would find a to do list of tasks to complete at the bottom of the stairs. I would always tackle my tasks first thing so they were out of the way.

The Honey Dew list is a fascinating concept. I love the idea of delegating but this is one list I won’t make…at least not now. I am very excited about making lists of chores for Ellie and Grace. However, I do not make honey dew lists for my husband Justin. Why?

  1. I married an adult, therefore he has his own list of things he would like to do and get done.
  2. I’m a huge believer in “do on to others”. I don’t know how I would feel if Justin were to make me a to do list.
  3. I refuse to be a nagging wife. I’ve seen way to many women fall into that roll and it isn’t attractive.

I found this list when perusing the world wide web and found it hilarious. Enjoy!

Dictate in minute detail how the dishwasher should be loaded.

Oversee his diapering of your baby, double checking whether or not he applied enough Desitin.

Rattle off a list of to-do’s the minute he walks in the door from work. Repeat them again over dinner. Mutter them under your breath while you’re getting the kids ready for bed. Huff and puff them to yourself every time you walk past him. Then complain about how the chores are being done while he is in the process of doing them.

Compare how he gets things done to any other living being – including your father, your best friend, or Chuck Norris.

Request his help in the same tone of voice that your toddler uses when he can’t get his way. For those of you who don’t have toddlers, if only dogs can hear your request then that’s the tone I’m talking about.


Start Saturday morning out with a list of chores before anyone’s had breakfast or any fun.

Re-stack the dishes he already put away into their “proper” places. Ditto for re-folding laundry, re-ordering the pantry, or re-making the bed. Basically all “re’s” fall into this category.

Live like roommates instead of lovers. Forget to laugh. Believe what the neighbors think of your yard is more important than what you think of your man. Compare.

Because, wrapping a man around your finger…begins with wrapping yourself around him first.

With words and arms and actions. Embrace your man. And, in my experience, he will willingly, happily, delightfully embrace you back.

You {and sometimes even your chores.}

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