Laundry Love and Marriage

Last night I was watching my husband sort a load of clean laundry that I had abandoned in the washing machine. We talked about our day while he carefully hung up all my bras so that they could drip dry.

Me, I usually toss everything in together and then end up throwing on a hot bra from the dryer with a bent hook that sears my back. But here he was, my awesome guy, taking the time to separate my undergarments from a sodden ball of clothing and then carefully hanging them up one by one.

I looked at him. Then I looked at the row of clean, giant cotton bras he had lovingly assembled. Bras with three hooks, bras with wide padded straps and bras with incredibly full coverage. Colors of pink, white, beige and beige again. Brassieres that my Grandma would have approved mightily of. Boulder holders that keep the girls in place while you scrub a floor or hoist a child into a bath.

And I motioned towards the rows of dripping elastic and said sarcastically, "Really sweetheart. It's a wonder you don't just take me here and now."

In response he nodded his head towards a pile of his own clean boxers that I had folder earlier. A pile of faded cotton with shot and stretched out elastic. And he said, "Back at you sweetheart."

And so we ditched the laundry and headed upstairs, giant bra, worn out boxers and all.

23 comments:

SoMo said...

Who says you need Victoria's Secret and Calvin Kleins to get you all hot and bother?

I hate to say it, but I am more into my husband unloading the dishwasher or getting the kids out of my hair for a little while then a little sexy sumptin, sumptin underneath his clothes. Now, we know how old people can still get freaky under the sheets.

Jenny said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Sounds like your husband comes from good stock. I have a sexy man like that, too. We (you and I) are blessed.

Kathi D said...

Oh, sigh. That is just wonderful! Housewife porn, for sure.

Just Breathe said...

How sweet! That was a fun read.

Lotta said...

Housewife porn - Ha! That would be funny to write actually.

He's the best, I totally lucked out.

And watching them do chores is a total turn on. Or brushing my daughter's hair, all that stuff.

Miss Jess said...

THis post also brought some tears to my eyes too... gives me hope that someday I can find someone just as amazing as your man. You are one lucky lady Lotta!

M'Lynn said...

You seriously had me at sorting a load of clean laundry.

I'm six months pregnant, and the undies are sexy nowadays (stretched out granny panties! Yeehaw!) It's almost time for nursing bras again.

Sometimes, Ye Olde Married Life doesn't suck. :)

mommiebear2 said...

Hey, i think u stol my bras!! ;)

Mamma said...

I love, love, love this post.

So romantic.

I'm seriously sitting here at my desk smiling for you.

I know. I need to get a life.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I love your stories like this.

Joie said...

Great piece and what a lucky couple the two of you are! This was really good. I think you could submit it for something.

The Introvert said...

And that's what love's all about :)

Miss Yvonne said...

I love this...your husband is awesome!

Amy Kate said...

I think the giant bras and worn out boxers telling a love story is beautiful, simply beautiful!!!!

reen said...

Aw, so sweet! This could be a commercial for laundry detergent. There is hope for love yet!

Kim said...

Love this.

Joie said...

I second the comment about the commercial and YOU could get paid as the writer.

Nikki said...

Any man who will take the time to sort out your bras and hang them up is a keeper :D. I have a hubby like that too LOL

Katie J said...

Love these stories.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love is grand!
GREAT post!

Have a fun weekend.

LSL said...

I hope someday that I can find this. Thanks for posting this, and please never go away!

Daily Spirit Online said...

How romantic, the glamorous bras and the faded draws....very touching :)

Lust and Laundry.

Fluffy Windover said...

I'm so glad that you did not stop blogging! After your post a few months back saying you might stop, I stopped checking frequently. You are so hilarious; I wish we were neighbors!!