Questions to ponder:
Which list was easier to make? What did this reveal about your thoughts?
I did thank him for doing the dishes, which he did today, and does fairly regularly. There was a special circumstance around today's dishes. When the sink was overflowing from last nights and today's dishes, he began and soon clogged the sink. When he ran the disposal, the pipes under the sink came apart (as they do frequently for me), spewing what looked like vomit all over the floor, and the contents of the under sink cabinet. This all happened while I was out, and I returned to a pile of towels on the garage floor, and the distinct smell of vomit. When I got in the house, The Dude was sitting in his chair, earbuds in, music cranked, and arms crossed. Evidently the item that caused the massive backup and ensuing explosion was the week old, rotting salad that I had placed in the sink when he was assuring me that he would be doing the dishes yesterday. Added to that was the oldest's experiment in dough making which consisted of all the flour in the house and water. It dried into wheat paste and was difficult to scrape off the cookie sheet he'd placed it on. Of course, when I left the house none of this had happened, so I can only ascertain that this all took place under the ever watchful eye of The Dude.