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Every Couple Needs to Read This Husband's Defense of His Wife Not Cleaning the House

Country Living logo Country Living 8/29/2017 Courtney Campbell
Husband Defends Wife After His Mom Criticizes Her for Not Cleaning the House © Clint Edwards/Facebook Husband Defends Wife After His Mom Criticizes Her for Not Cleaning the House

Sometimes it can feel like it's impossible to keep a tidy home, especially when jobs, kids, and life get in the way. Thankfully a happy relationship isn't dependent on a clean house-a message this hubby wanted to make very clear.

When Clint Edwards, the blogger behind No Idea What I'm Doing: A Daddy Blog and father of three, was asked by his mom asked him, "Doesn't it bother you that Mel won't keep a cleaner house?" he didn't initially know how to respond. Clint knew question wasn't a jab at his wife, but genuine curiosity from his mom and he decided to share the story on Facebook.

Clint explains to his mom that it's not his wife's job to keep the house clean. "I see our marriage as a partnership, so cleaning is as much my responsibility as it is hers," he wrote in the post. "I will admit, though, there is often kid clutter, dishes in the sink, and half-finished art projects on the counters. I will also admit, it isn't as clean as my mother's home, but that doesn't bother me."

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Clint could see how his mother's concerns stemmed from the expectations put upon her as part of the baby boom generation, but that wasn't one of the qualities that Clint was looking for when he married his wife. "I thought about how I liked what she had to say," he wrote. "I thought about how she made me feel. I thought about how she smiled a lot. I liked that. I thought about how she was sweet and thoughtful, and how she seemed like the kind of mother I'd want for my children."

After some thought, his came up with the perfect response to his mother's question, which has racked up nearly 4,000 likes on Facebook. "I didn't get into this marriage for a clean house. I got into it because she seemed like someone I could spend my life with," he wrote. "I put some dishes in the washer. Eventually mom said, 'Well...that probably is more important than a clean house.' 'Yeah,' I said, 'I think so too.'"

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