Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tales From the Eco-friendly House

One of the things that I adore about super hot hubby is he is very environmental.  He uses only earth friendly type cleaners, buys organic whenever possible, and would LOVE to buy a hybrid car (not for the savings in gas money but, for the environment).  I strive to be this way as well but, I have a confession to make.  Lean in close and I will whisper it to you.  Ready?  While I love this about him, I hate it as well.  It is usually an after thought for me to buy and use the eco friendly products.  I am getting better but, convenience and cheapness prevails at times.  I think it takes longer to scrub and scour the sink with the homemade cleaner that he makes for me.  Yes, I said home made and I KNOW you want the "recipe".  There are days when I would really like to smuggle in a container of Comet to really scrub the sink and my school has this cleaner that we use on the floors in the cafeteria that is one step short of eating away at the floor but, man, do those floors shine and sparkle.  

The organic foods is another one I don't understand.  He prefers to buy from Whole Foods or as I like to call it Whole Paycheck.  I love that he is concerned for our well being especially for the kids since they would be more effected by all the junk in the foods but, it gets a little bit overwhelming sometimes for me.  There are times when I just want to say "Is it really necessary?"  but, I know the answer to that one. The icing on the cake came the other day when he wanted to go and buy Monopoly to play with our oldest daughter. He came home with Earthopoly instead...what??  So, instead of houses you get carbon credits??? huh??? Instead of hotels you get clean air (do I really need clean air more than a hotel?). Instead of a thimble a shoe or a top hat you get a bean, corn kernel, or a shell, OK come on now...this is getting ridiculous.  I have come to the conclusion that this is my life and I could either sit back and feel good about it or complain about it...which do you think I have chosen?  BTW, recipe for the cleaner is half borax and half baking soda...I know that at least half of you are thinking, "What the hell is borax?"  

7 comments:

Counselormama said...

I know this both attracts and repels you, but, I could think of worse things, like a hubs who is obsessed with sports and on-line betting! Not that I know anyone like that...

wenbren explains it all said...

Well yes I want the recipe for his homemade cleaner! I clean with vinegar and method, he would probably like to read my blog on "Plastic is not good for you!"I agree with counselormama, all my husband cares about is sports, sports, sports! Anyways check out my new post BYE!

Pam said...

ME, ME, ME, Oh pick me! I know what Borax is! I even have some in my laundry room. It's great for, well, laundry among many things. But I'm partial to Clorox for the sink.

Have a great weekend,
Pam

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

Ah yes borax.. I believe that was in the recipe for making home made soap in Chemistry class!

Debbie said...

My kids could write a post very similar to this about me! But, I wouldn't let them:)

peewee said...

this was the best post ever! Yah..what IS borax? I think my mom had some when I was a kid...or is that Ajax?

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Just another example of how you really can find your soul mate on the internet. What is with the whole green movement anyway? My husband constantly jokes about I am not green anything...which is not completely true as I do recycle our junk mail...occasionally.

I have a question for you, my friend, can we still be playdate buddies given that you now know my true feelings towards FB? Remember that I do not take rejection well when you respond.

-Wenda