Why I will never understand boys…

J’s continuing to put in really insane hours.  Once again, I haven’t seen him all week.  I think he came in last night around 2AM.  I’ve been cutting him a lot of slack because I know he’s exhausted and so when he leaves empty food containers in the sink or makes piles of socks in the corner of the living room, I don’t complain.  I just clean it up. 

For all my bitching about tax season and being tired, I really have it easy at my current job.  Yeah, I get up at 5:30 and leave the house before the sun rises.  But I still go home at 5PM every night and I go to bed at a reasonable hour.  But I’ve been where J is now.  I’ve worked 80 hours in a week.  Actually, I used to work for J and he was a freaking slave driver.  So I know what it’s like.  I understand being dead tired.  I get throwing dirty clothes on the floor and then not wanting to pick them up.  I sympathize with being so tired the idea of walking across the bedroom to reach the hamper just seems like too much to handle.  Here’s what I just can’t wrap my head around…

All last week and for the past two nights, I’ve gone home to find J’s dirty clothes placed neatly on the floor next to the hamper.  So that means that he’s been picking up the clothes, walking across the bedroom and placing them on the floor.  I mean, if you are going to go to all the trouble, why next to the hamper and not in it?

I’m sure there is some kind of boy logic going on here…though I can’t quite figure out what it is.  I’m waiting for him to call me now so I can ask him.  I just have to know.  I’m sure the reasoning behind it will be fascinating.

Please don’t think I’m complaining or criticizing…I’m not at all.  I just find the whole thing really funny.

I’ll be sure to let you know what his response is…


  1. I tried to figure out men logic years ago and I would always fail. The only thing that comes to mind is that these are questionable clothes maybe not entirely deemed worthy of the hamper. Perhaps he thinks they are still wearable (they pass the sniff test) and by throwing them in, he will sacrifice them to the God of dirty clothes and won’t be able to wear them until they’ve gone through the wash.

    Beyond that, I got nothing. LOL!!! But let us know. I would also love to know the reasoning!

  2. See, normally I would agree, but J won’t wear anything twice. If he takes it off it has to be washed.

    I’ll definitely let you all know when I speak to him.

  3. i wonder this ALL the time. he always puts his laundry next t o the hamper. huh?

  4. Geesh, my husband is near sainthood. Puts his dirty clothes in the hamper and rinses and puts his dishes in the sink. He even rinses out his lunch containers at work so when he brings them home, they’re not gross.
    He’s a neat freak :)

  5. It has to be boy logic. M does the same type of thing. Well actually, he will just kind of pile all his clothes up around a chair that he has on his side of the bedroom. I’m never sure which ones are clean or dirty, so I just don’t touch them. Unless I’m trying to vacuum.

    Tax season is almost over!! I was thinking of you earlier as I talked about it with someone.

  6. My son does the same thing – and he’s only 9! So ya, I’d say it’s a male DNA thing.

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