Hi Dr Laura,
I was listening to a podcast a few days ago about a woman whose husband was upset because she had a mess in the basement and piles of laundry. You told her to take better care of him and he wouldn't be as negative. It just so happened it was laundry day at our house. I had piles of laundry all over the basement and laundry room.
In the middle of my day, before the laundry was finished, my daughter's nap time came around. After she went to sleep, I looked at the piles and thought, should I fold all of this or text my husband for a little fun? I texted my husband. Needless to say, I didn't have time to get laundry folded. He left, she woke up, lunch time rolled around. It didn't get done.
Later that afternoon, a man showed up at our house to give us an estimate for installing sprinklers. I was washing dishes when he came into the house with my husband and they headed straight for the basement. GASP!!! I was so embarrassed!! They needed to inspect the pipes in the laundry room! Ugh! They came back upstairs and went outside. As they sat outside, I was trying to figure out something cute or funny I could say about the mess. I was sure my husband would bring it up. He came back inside - not a word.
As we were getting ready for bed, I said something about the laundry and that I was mortified when I saw them come in and go downstairs. My husband said, "Everybody has laundry." And gave me a little kiss. So you were very right. And I thought it was a funny coincidence that it happened on the exact day I listened to the podcast.
Thank you for being you. And always giving me the motivation to be the best mother and wife I can. You are awesome!