Friday, March 21, 2008

LETTERS FROM STEVO...Response to the recent allegations


So, it appears my beloved wife has decided to throw me under the bus!?! I will admit...guilty as charged!!! But I help around the house! I do all of the...ahem...outside work. For example, mowing the lawn. It's not my fault the grass dies during the winter! I pull the weeds (so they don't grow during the winter...again, not my fault). I clean up after Smokey, clean out the garage, hang the Christmas lights, watch the automated sprinklers water the grass (tough job but somebody's got to do it). And then there's the chore of cleaning Amy's car...or as I like to refer to it "pamper the Durango day." This entails an oil change, car wash and then the big chore...cleaning out the inside! Sometimes I wonder if Amy's performing a scientific experiment in there with the different organisms that are growing. I'm sure she's inadvertantly created a new species of some sort. There are two factors that have caused this. 1.) She is a Carlson...notorious for cars that have messy interiors. If you are a Carlson or a friend of a Carlson reading this, you know exactly what I'm talking about! 2.) She is lugging around two kids under the age of 5 who like to eat, drink and be merry while riding in the back seat. I'll cut her some slack for reason #2 since that is partly my fault.

Now let's move to the next topic, the inside of the house. I clean the bathrooms, do some of the laundry, dishes, bathrooms, watch TV, bathrooms, play video games, watch Amy do chores, did I mention I do the bathrooms??? Some of my other inside chores include killing spiders since they are so intimidating to Amy, playing "Guitar Hero"...I'm getting pretty good, and cleaning diet Mountain Dews out of the fridge. Of course Amy always thinks I could be doing more around the house...I guess I could buy some Dr. Pepper and clean that out of the fridge too!

We have the kids trained on a few things as well. They love to do the dishes...though it mostly amounts to them getting water all over the place, but hey, I'm not complaining. They've also been taught to put their dishes in the sink when they're done and hang up their coats and put away their shoes when we come home. I hold them accountable by following up and pestering them until they do it. It drives them nuts but they do it.

In summary, let me just state for the record that I do chores too even if it involves staring blankly at Amy as she studiously "scrubs". She's got a tough job raising a husband and two kids who always want their mom to nurture them...apparently, I'm just not very "nurturing". On top of that, she works full-time at a high stress job. Don't ask me what she does, I just see her talking on the phone and emailing a lot.

6 comments:

Gorge Us Family said...

Too cute Stevo. I am sure she she is VERY grateful for all that you do. Us wives are usually just amazed at how the world stops when it's March Madness, Superbowl or World Series time...

Thornton Family said...

I am just wondering if we could take a vote from all of the readers of The Sun is Shining in Colorado blog? The question would be: How many are in favor of Stevo quitting his job and becoming a full time blogger?
I think that it would make all of our blog reading days just a bit more interesting.
Cory

Nataluscious said...

Automatic sprinkler watching? Cleaning the Mountain Dew out of the fridge? Geez Ame, you run a tight ship. I agree with Cory - maybe Stevo should take a break from work and just write blogs full time. Heaven knows he's been working his a** off at home ;).

Jen said...

I agree with cory! Steffan is an amazing blogger! I actually think that Amy should take on more chores in the house and let Steffan spend more time on the computer. It sounds like you do too much anyhow.

Renee said...

uh oh...the public airing greavances already? Man, you guys start festivus early in the Busch household!!

Jenny said...

adam and i seriously get a kick out of your blogs. keep it up!