Friday, March 23, 2007

The Second X

I am convinced that the second X chromosome that women have plays a role far beyond biology. I think it contains information that makes women more efficient, better multi-taskers, and more aware of the things around them.

The Hoos is a great husband and father. He is probably more helpful than most husbands. Once every few weeks he goes on cleaning sprees where he feels compelled to vacuum, mop, etc. Still, he needs reminders to take care of some of the basic things that I think should be obvious.

As an example, last night after nursing LP, I handed my sleepy little girl to the Hoos to bring upstairs to her crib. After taking her upstairs he proceeded to get ready for bed. While he was going about his pre-bedtime routine, I:
  1. Put up the dishwasher.
  2. Took the laundry out of the dryer, folded it and put it away.
  3. Transferred the day's expressed milk to freezer bags and brought it down to the freezer in the basement.
  4. Checked my email.

When I was done, the Hoos was still in the process of getting ready for bed. He told me that if I had left the laundry he would have folded it.

1 comment:

maya said...

All I can say is that I TOTALLY empathize! Sometimes I want to just scream in frustration :) I hope my husband does not see your post ...he might start using that "second x" excuse on me ;)