For I forgot. I forgot that every year, at the beginning of April, Ryota has a fuck off long holiday. As in he's off from April 1st-12th. Off as in AT HOME. As in in my vicinity 24 fucking 7! Ummmm does the city not care enough for their workers to know that by giving them this ridiculous holiday will surely lead to attempted murder by crazy hormonal pregnant gaijin wife?! And it's not even a holiday! They don't get paid for it, so it's just 12 days of pure hell with negative financial outcome!
Today is day 1 and we didn't do too badly, it's a good thing I'm quite busy, or we'd be seriously fucked. I did have to vacuum around him, there's a little pile of crumbs in the shape of his bum. And he watched a movie while I prepared dinner that I won't be home in time for because I'll be working, but honestly I prefer it that way, nothing worse than a big annoying man faffing around in the kitchen fucking up your schedule. He's on his best behaviour because we went in to the city today and got him a pair of 35,000 yen sunglasses, I figured 1000 yen for each year of his life wasn't too bad for a 30th birthday present, so I forked out and watched him beam like a little kid who just got ice cream.
Tomorrow, who knows? I'm making him tile the genkan to keep him busy and relatively out of the way but fuck me, how am I going to get through it!?
God, give Corinne strength!!!!ReplyDelete
He could at least have lifted his bum so you could vacuum under him.
He did clean the bathroom... got to give him props for that shitty job!Delete
"Today is day 1 and we didn't do too badly"ReplyDelete
Christ, this sound like the opening of one of those epistolary horror novels, where everything starts out fine but ends up with the sole survivor being found gibbering and naked by a search and rescue party.
"Day 2. Ryota thinks he knows a good short-cut. What could possibly go wrong?"
"Day 4. Ryota desecrated an old indian burial ground for shits and giggles this morning."
"Day 12. They come at night. They're out there still. I know they are. I am too tired to stay awake but too scared to sleep. I hear the screams of the dying every time I close my eyes..."
hehe could make a great diary of a psycho wife!Delete
Not a good advertisement for marriage, that's for sure. It shouldn't be miserable, to find yourself with free time together,albeit you are working. Sounds like you two belong to two totally different pods.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't recommend marriage in a million years!Delete
See, this is my main reason for being a bitter spinster, I can't bear some guy being in my kitchen and giving "helpful" commentary! Or leaving crumbs on the sofa. Hope he makes the genkan look like the best genkan in the world, ever.ReplyDelete
You have totally got the right idea!Delete
OK, give him shit to do - a new job every day. Ignore his complaining & whining about it, he will at least be looking forward to returning to work.ReplyDelete
There must be heaps you would like done around the house that he could do. Flatter him convince him that only he can do that job.
Also try to grab a couple of days where you get to spend a bit of time together, maybe go out to lunch or something.
I agree with Tracy. Sounds like you need to train him better. Get him to do his share of the work, it's early days for you and him life-time wise, and the sooner you help him kick 'chonanitus', the better. The sooner you can respect him, look up to him, is also something to look forward to. I couldn't stand to be with a man who had to be led by the hand in life.Delete
A list is good. If he's never had to do these things, it'd be hard to take the iniative.Delete
Would it be wrong to also suggest a star chart on the fridge to reward good work?
In one post you justify why you stay and in the next you go on about how you're going to get thru the 12 days you get to spend together. You don't really know what you want ... No wonder you're so sad :(ReplyDelete
Yup, it is a bit like that! Although this post was slightly tongue in cheek, I get annoyed at my schedule being screwed with no matter who is in my way!Delete
I agree with Tracy: Keep him busy with little jobs but in an "I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job" way. That way, you don't sound "naggy" but things get done anyways. And ditto about making sure to take some time to be together! I have a few years of experience in this marrige matter! Enjoy your sparkling bathroom and freshened up genkan!ReplyDelete
You really roll with the punches. It's an admirable trait :). I need to work on that.ReplyDelete
Yes, my J guy will also clean if asked, but only if asked. He's not being an ass; he just never learned that if something is dirty, it won't stop being dirty unless you clean it.
And the lesson here is: parents, make sure you teach both your daughters AND your sons how to clean up after themselves. Chores suck but exist for a reason.
I bet he'd really like a ding repair kit, a toolbox, and at least one new power tool for his man-cave.ReplyDelete
Next time Wifey is having a not so good day, I will ask her to just drop me off at the daddy daycare center (the hardware store). Those places are like heaven!Delete