Writer'sWorkshop- Joey and I are SO different

I don't know if there was 1 day in particular when it hit me that Joey is totally different than me, but I know he is. You may get agitated at your husband for just sitting around and not helping with the dishes or laundry or picking up after himself. I on the other hand get agitated at how anal clean my husband is. When I first asked about him at work the first word given about him was meticulous. And I though ok, that's something I can handle.

After a hard day's work he comes home and immediately starts to straighten up the house. He will clean off any little thing that is left on the counter. He will get the antibacterial spray and start cleaning off the counters and table. He will wipe down anything and everything he can. He will then go into the bathroom and complain about 'All this hair' and start picking it up. Then he will get the swiffer out and clean all the tile floors.

Then he's off to the boys' room. If there are toys laying around that he doesn't think they need, he will trash them. Then it's on to laundry, and whatever else he can find.

Now mind you I'm home all day and keep up with the cleaning fairly well if I do say so. I will admit some days I just really don't feel like doing the dishes so they sit. But for the most part I'm a pretty good housekeeper.

But the other day I saw a wonderful episode of Dr. Phil, and I knew all my prayers would be answered. You have to click on this link and you will see what I mean.

“It’s an anxiety issue, really. You’re transitioning from one world to another and when you get there, it’s like, ‘If I can order everything real quick, then everything will be OK,’ but it’s an internal disorder that most people feel, in the form of some kind of anxiety,” Dr. Phil explains.

Joey doesn't agree with the anxiety disorder garbage but hey he's not a doctor. And Dr. Phil is, right?

So in conclusion Joey and I are different in the fact that he can't sit still if there is a mess lurking somewhere in the house and I can. He does need to just relax. But not too much, his help is wonderful. And I wouldn't want it any other way. :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think Joey and I are long lost brother and sister...just sayin'!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LittlePeopleWealth said...

LOL - that would drive me crazy too :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, could you please send Joey over to my house? I would LOVE for him to move in. I would LOVE to have someone clean. That would be the greatest. I will decorate a whole bedroom for him. When can he come?

Alex said...

hahah! Yeahh! u 2 are different! Dad is cleaning all day when you go on your computer all day

HeatherY said...

I've got plenty for Joey to straighten up around my house if he's got extra time! ;-)

Staci said...

sounds to me like Alex got this one right!! LOL!! Tell Joey I'll send him some of my Xanax!! He needs to chill just a little!