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When green leaves begin to spring,
Little lambs do skip like fairies,
Birds do couple, build, and sing.
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,971 mod
    Haha! I read it the wrong way round! :P
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,024 mod
    I wish no one had posted here. It just reminds me I have still got a pile of ironing to do.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    To tell the truth I envy all of you. Sometimes I feel the urgent need to assert myself as a self-sufficient person as I was before marriage ... But that woman! Don't let me touch anything! :(( Ironing, laundry ... I can only dream about that! Fortunately, she is affraid of hammer and drill, so I am still a man and we allways build something :))
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,024 mod
    @Bobmendez - Don't tell my husband. If you like I'll send you my pile of ironing.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Hehehe. When I was throwing out things, the iron was one of the first things to go. I am proud to say that I am ironless and don't EVER do any ironing.

    Maybe it's the cotton, but things don't seem to get very rumpled. Perhaps drip drying on the washing line helps. I don't think it's because I have become a total barbarian and don't notice the creases any more.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Ironing, washing the dishes, cleaning the table, and cleaning my room. I hate them all and I do them by force. Some times me and my mother have argument about the housework that I should do.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    I was fairly good when my mother told me to do the housework @nit. But I think it's her fault that I hate ironing so much as she always used to get me to do it on Sunday evenings. I used to think it was such a waste of time ironing pillow cases and my father's Y-fronts. =))
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 287 ✭✭✭
    I hate to do the dishes but have to do at the weekends. My favorite household work is to paint the walls in different colors. since I love the orange color family, it usually reflects from the theme. But I used light yellow this time around.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    @mheredge I am good too when my mother tells me to do some thing. I just nag a little. But when my brother tells me, I start a fight in the house. Because I hate some one tells me to do some thing.
  • science24science24 Posts: 987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You are so lucky @Bobmendez , I really envy you, I like your situation and I hope she will do everything and let me free of all those boring housework.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    If you nag @nil, you are telling someone to do something (maybe your mother nags you to do the ironing). But maybe you answer back a little.

    We need to take a leaf out of @Hermine's book. She just gets on with it, rolls her sleeves up and I do believe gets job satisfaction from doing her housework. :-)
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,024 mod
    I am female.

    fe = iron
    male = man

    I am iron man!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Good training! Every man should do the course.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    My husband likes helping me a lot in the houshold chore, but I haver never ever seen him ironing.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    He has sense @Hermine.

    I think my sister's husband does his own ironing. My sister has him very well house trained.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    @Marianne - she did a great job. You will have to train him right after the wedding, I missed it.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh my sister trained him for twelve years BEFORE she eventually agreed to marry him. She had him on approval first!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    edited February 2014
    I am impressed. I cannot turn back time. But as long as I am allowed to get a slip from his beer I am pleased.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    That's the least he can offer you @Hermine.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    edited February 2014
    I cannot drink a bottle of beer I would fall down under the table and snorning. So it is a good think in our partnership that he is the king of the beer crate. Don`t unerstand me wrongly I have access to the bottles.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    I used to be able to drink most people under the table @Hermine. I once was with a couple of young guys and my Uzbek friend, a professor of languages. We were drinking vodka, neat (as one does wiyh Russian-Uzbeks). I remember being bemused to see my two young friends slowly slide under the table. Anver and I had to laugh. Poor boys had a terrible hangover the next morning.

    Now one glass of beer is more of my limit and I have to force myself to finish one of those big 600ml bottles.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    Marianne - do you have any genes from Russian ancestors? They are well know to be restistand of Uzbeks and other strong boozes.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Hic, I dunno war yer mean @Hermine....Hic

    Maybe it's the French genes!
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,024 mod
    We don't have a dishwasher, but we use a drainer and let nature do the hard work. That said, sometimes (only sometimes mind you) dry the glasses, it keeps them nice and shiny.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Where the water isn't that clean, in fact it's more unhygienic to wipe the dishes. If you leave the dishes to dry naturally, then they will be a lot cleaner. However, they need to dry to be okay.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,843 mod
    My mother-in-law used to dry her dishes naturally. After dinner she washed them up and left them on/in the drainer until the next morning, then she just had to store them away.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,154 ✭✭✭✭
    Sensible woman, your mother-in-law, @Hermine. Saves a lot of work to leave them to dry.
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