French Husband has two rules for anyone staying with us in our home.
The first rule: You are not allowed to care anything heavy, especially your suitcase, up the stairs.
The second rule: Which I do not agree to but have to uphold for his sake, is that you are not allowed to do the dishes. No washing or drying, or putting away...
And to think when we were first married French Husband did not want me to wash clothes, or do the dishes and I fought him, until he gave in...one of the stupidest mistakes ever on my part. I still slap my forehand with the palm of my hand, "What was I thinking."
Anyway if you come over those two rules are two you must know and heed to.
Though 98% percent of the time I am the one doing the dishes, and I LOVE help. But when you are a couple there are some ding dong rules you gotta follow to keep your other half happy... in other words, "Pick you battles." Dishes and carrying heavy stuff, is a war zone I would rather not enter.
Christine, a friend I met through blogging and who lives next to my hometown in the States came to visit with her husband Preston for a few days. Christine has been to our home before so she knows French Husband's rules, and even chuckled as I repeated them to her husband
Before Christine left she gave Yann some gifts:
Some dish towels that read: Yann's dishtowel
I thought that was very clever. Also she gave him a dishwasher's apron and in the pockets with sponges and scrub brushes, tools of the dishwasher's trade.
The dishwasher's apron has three pockets in front.
In the middle pocket Christine had added sponges
the type that are compacted and enlarge when water is added.
And a scrub brush that Yann pretended to use as a barber's scrub brush.
This is a photo of French Husband asking Christine if the pop up sponge in the middle pocket signified anything. Then he started to imitate the sponge popping up, hum... you know where... in the middle pocket and over exaggerating the pop up of that sponge.
Christine knows French Husband's humor and yet even she was caught off guard.
As French Husband reads the label,
"Just add water and POOF the sponge expands."
He was on a roll with teasing over his gifts.
Thank you Christine for the practical funny gifts and for your enchanting friendship.