I am sorry but I have been married for 51 years and all of these years I truly believed that the
"housekeeping fairy" was going to come and clean up the mess. Hence the mess! Now I am 70 and fully aware that there is no such thing as a "housekeeping fairy". My husband just told me night before last. Imagine my disappointment. I mean it was hard for him too...breaking the bad new and all but still, I am the one that really was shocked.
After a little thought I had the courage to say, "Well, I guess we are going to have to share the chores around here. If the housekeeping fairy is not coming, someone is going to need to scrub toilets and clean up dishes." It turns out, he does the yard/garage and I have been give a very special job. I will be doing the fairy jobs from now on....darn!