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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Explain to me about Husbands

Two things (right now) I am trying to understand:

1. Dear husband does not bring his cups and dishes to the sink (he thinks the angel is coming to get them). He is eating more nuts now, so I told him TO LEAVE HIS DISH with the shell and I would collect & dumps the shells into the compost.

--Next thing I know the shells are in the garbage and the dish is in the sink. I am trying to figure out what made him clean up after himself. Because I wanted the shells??

2. The other thing. His beeper goes off constantly at night, especially with hospital calls. When you here a noise that much, the noise disappears in the background and it doesn't wake you up as much. Clarification--it doesn't wake him up. I am awake. He also falls asleep to the TV on.

So... the beeper is ringing and ringing... the TV is on... its 3am... he is snoring away. I get up and quietly turn the TV off by pressing the little button. He startles out of his recliner because the little sound of the "button" woke him. You would have thought their was an earthquake. Go figure.


Lauren said...

This gave me a good chuckle. I've wanted to blog about Mike and some of the silly/funny things he says.

fitncrafty said...

You know. I am still looking for answers on this...Good he is eating more nuts and healthier things. I do think if you told him, under NO circumstances do you want the shells in the compost it may make it right out there. Hum... reverse psychology. Do you think it might work?

Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Yes, I think it might work. I'll let you know.

John (and the boys) likes to eat pistachios and boiled peanuts. I make the peanuts in my slow cooker!

Red said...

I'm with fit. Go in the opposite direction, they are men...remember. Women are from Venus, men are from Mars, or which ever way it goes. Ring a bell?

They think completely different from us, and so much so I swear they are an alien species.

And I have recently gotten on to my son about things I like done. And if he does not like it then he can move in with Aba (Cuban Grandma), he usually changes his tune then.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Too funny... all men must be the same.

Life in Fitzville said...

I can explain #1 completely. Men's ears work completely differently from ours. They can't multitask the way we do (like listen to you at the same time as watching TV, or listen to you while on the computer, or listen to you while doing basically anything else).

They do really try though, but only a few words get through. He knows you have talked to him about doing dishes before, so when you told him about the compost what he actually heard was "Blah, blah, blah DISH, blah, blah, blah."

Only the familiar word (filtered through, so he thought he was "listening" and doing what you wanted.

This is only after many years of marriage and many children later that I have learned this.

Children have much of the same problem with their hearing, but with 4 boys and 3 girls in my house, I can tell you very truthfully that girls slowly start to hear more and more of what you say, while boy hearing never improves... right through to adulthood.

Brianisarockstar said...

What you are all saying is not true at all! I'm sorry, what was I saying? The cat distracted me.

Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Instead of tricking dear husband into saving his shells, I discussed these responses with him. I told him NOT under any circumstance to compost the shells.

His reply...

"Blah, blah, blah, compost, blah, blah, blah."

I think he got it!

A few posts ago about the new drums, I shared how David's comprehension work like LIF shared. Now I have an explanation for it! Thanks!

Allana Martian said...

Ha! Don't even begin to try and figure them out! But if you do, please let me know!

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