The last blog was about shoes, so I thought I’d stay along the same lines and stick with apparel, but first an update about last week’s shoe blog. The bottom rotation of my husband’s shoes has been cleared out. I had thrown one away while I wrote the blog, thinking that if I threw one away it wouldn’t be noticed and I could try the same thing this week. It really wouldn’t have been noticed because there were like six pairs of falling apart tennis shoes around here. Then my husband started throwing them away. The power of this blog is amazing. I really need to write about the excess of vehicles again. He’s on the verge of buying a new truck already. This is prime time to eliminate clutter around here and convince him to get a truck that seems new to me, not what seems new to him.
Back to the apparel problem though. My husband does not keep shoes clean very long, but he can wear the boots if we are going out, and the new tennis shoes came in, so they are in hiding for the next time he needs to look presentable. I have a whole outfit in hiding in case we are going somewhere in public. Obviously, I don’t have to hide dress clothes. If those have to be worn, I’ll have to force him. I do have to keep a couple of pairs of jeans (one blue jean and one khaki colored Carhartt) and two t-shirts hidden. This hiding spot has to change frequently because he might stumble upon it or I will have to tell him where it is if I'm not at home. I should get a lock box that I can change the pin on every day. These jeans become too tempting to wear out and about while he’s working, which means that they will be covered in cow poop or car grease within minutes of leaving the house.
These are my questions for other women: Is it possible to get these stains out of clothes or am I the only lazy wife around who doesn’t even try? Do you have clean clothes hidden for your significant other to wear or does your significant other have some shame and won’t go out looking homeless without your help? Do they even get as dirty as my husband when they go out to work on a vehicle or to work cows? And lastly, why am I doing my husband's laundry? Gender roles suck!
I understand why there are more stains on my husband’s clothes though. He has multiple vehicles that are hanging on by a thread, so they need lots of TLC. Also, when you have the cows he buys, you need to spend more time working on them so more opportunity to get pooped on. He also insists on preg checking his own cows, and if you didn’t know, they don’t use a little stick and some pee like we do. They make disposable gloves that go all the way up their arm so they can stick their arms up the cows butt to feel for a calf. I’m assuming that cows really like my veterinarian sister-in-law’s small arms, and I’m hoping that one of my husband’s buddies doesn’t check his own cows. His arms are huge, no...gigantic. That’s just not nice. Anyhoo, when you stick your arm in there, it’s not coming out without some poop, and most of the time, it’s not just a little poop. It’s shooting out, just adding more laundry to my already very large pile. Then I’ll have green poop stains splattered all over the jeans, making spot treating miserable, and a t-shirt with one sleeve stained completely green.
Needless to say, Oxi Clean does nothing for it.
Not that I really want to add work to my growing list, but if anyone has any suggestions on how to get those stains out, please let me know. I’m not going to get them all, but once in awhile my husband finds the hidden clean clothes and ruins them in minutes. I’d like an alternative to buying a whole nother set of jeans. Or if you’d just like to do my laundry, that would be even better.