Nice Things

“This is why we can’t have nice things.” I hear/say this a lot in my house. I hear it a lot because my honey is constantly saying it to both Anne AND myself.

I say it a lot because we have affectionately begun to call Anne, “Destructo-Baby”. It is said to me regularly because in the words of my husband…I am a “hot mess”. I like to think this means I am hot and messy, but I’m not sure that he means it that way!

You see when I do anything, I am focused on the task at hand. If I am cooking in the kitchen making a homemade sauce, I am focused on my sauce, not on the fact that I spilled a couple ingredients on the counter. After dinner my honey (who has a mild case of OCD, great for me – I have someone who always wants to vacuum when I don’t, bad for him because he is married to me) will come into the kitchen and just shake his head and start cleaning. Mind you I am perfectly capable of cleaning said mess, it is just that he wants to make sure it is done HIS way.

I am the same way when I sew. I am working on a new quilt that I am designing (stay tuned for a tutorial/quilt along later on in our blog) and I happened to get A LOT of “Wonder Under” fused on to my iron. I didn’t know how to clean it off so I brought it to my honey and he spent the better part of an hour cleaning my iron and telling me, yet again, that this was why we couldn’t have nice things.

In Anne’s defense, she is only a year old and doesn’t really know any better. I hope, for the sake of my husband’s sanity, that she grows out of her destructo-baby ways and he only has to deal with one hot mess for the rest of his life.

What do you find yourself saying daily in your house?

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