Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hide the Evidence!

Do you ever have one of those days where you hear your husband's truck in the driveway, coming home earlier than you expected from lunch with a buddy, and you do one of the following:

1) Jump in the shower so he doesn't think you were sitting around in your jammies all morning.

2) Spray Lysol around so he thinks you've been cleaning like a madwoman.

3) Gather up all the french fry wrappers (from an impromptu visit to Burger King since you hadn't been out of the house for FIVE days and you saw a commercial for their "new burger shots" and just had to see what that was all about) and replace them with the Costco veggie tray you've been snacking on the past week.

Yes, today is one of those days.

20 comments:

Every Day Goddess said...

LOL!! Hilarious! Yes, I like to move the laundry I folded three days ago, gives the appearance of something being done :)

musing said...

So, um, what did you think of the burger shots? :)

Jen said...

Oh yes! I have definitely had one of those days:

http://dailymishmash.com/2008/confessions-of-a-hopeless-homemaker/

I like the idea of spraying Lysol. I'm definitely going to try that next time I get "caught".

Ann(ie) said...

YES!!!! 1 & 3 are frequent habits of mine. But, most importantly ...what in the world is a burger shot and why haven't I tried one yet??????

Ali said...

Yeah, except this sometimes happens at 6:30pm when he is actually supposed to be coming home. Ugh.

OHmommy said...

No. I have never ever grabbed the french fry wrappers and toss them minutes before my husband came home.

LOL. That is great Carrie, I can so relate.

LindaJ said...

I'm sorry the lunch didn't last long enough. I tried to get him to have your hubby help with the boat...Maybe next time.

Plus I need the extra time to hide all of my purchases...I was BUSTED!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have so done the shower thing!

The Scott Family said...

Yes, yes yes!!!

Also, slam the laptop shut and jump up and start doing something productive when you hear the car engine, so he doesn't think you're reading blogs....

Ness said...

I love how men totally fall for that. For me, it's simple. I can leave the entire house, but if the kitchen is spotless, he's happy. Oh and the KFC wrappers (we don't have Burger King here...sob) get put into an opaque bag and then thrown into the trash that he doesn't see it in the trash when he puts something in later. Ha ha ha.

Of course it doesn't help when my eldest pipes up and says, "I had a TWISTER for supper daddy!!"

All Adither said...

I'm always jumping away from my laptop to scrub the kitchen counter when he comes in from work.

Kyla said...

Hahaha! Yup. I have.

But sometimes, I don't even bother. (usually those are the days when I'm up to my ears studying for exams, though)

What are these burger shots?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh my. I never hide the evidence from him. Should I be?

XO

kirida said...

When I was a SAHM, I'd hear my husband open the door, then I'd race to the kitchen, cleaning supplies in hand and pretend that he had walked in on me scrubbing the floor while I was on my knees.

I think it worked!

jen said...

and you know they totally fall for it too, right. i love that about them.

painted maypole said...

NEVER

(eyes shooting about nervously...)

J. said...

Bahahaha! Thanks for giving me something to chuckle over this morning! ;) I can certainly relate!

If it wasn't this... said...

Too funny Carrie! I cant get away with that since hubby works from home the kill joy ...haha I dont know what burger shots are either ...we would have to drive to Sequim for a Burger King trip anyway

Manic Mom said...

I hate when someone comes over unexpected. He never does that, he knows better. But, I have been known to run the sweeper fast over the carpet. I love fabreze & a tiny cap full of pine sol does Wonders!!!!

Julie said...

So glad I am not the only one!