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The man cave

Posted by Laurie on July 12th, 2011
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A few years ago, when we were house hunting, Harry mentioned to me that he wanted a man cave. Now I’m a bit hard of hearing in my left ear, which is a blessing if you’re a parent. You can say things like “Do you want hearing like mine? For pete’s sake, turn that rap [...]

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Home improvement: How to install a ceiling fan

Posted by Laurie on May 25th, 2011
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The other day, Harry replaced a ceiling fan in our home. While showing it to a friend, she and I realized that many couples have ceiling fan replacement issues.
You see, men think that once they have installed a ceiling fan, it will stay in the room until they die or sell the house, whichever comes [...]

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Please. Is it that difficult to load a dishwasher?

Posted by Laurie on April 27th, 2011
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The other day I discovered something so horrifying I believe it may have just challenged my belief in…well I don’t know what it challenged because frankly nothing can challenge my core belief which is that a good purse and a fabulous haircut can get you anywhere in life, but let’s just say what I discovered [...]

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Why did it have to be snakes?

Posted by Laurie on March 21st, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, Weird things the husband does

I’m not all that fond of critters—wild ones at least. Now it’s not like I haven’t run into wild things before. I did mostly grow up in the country. So I’ve seen animals up close and personal. I’ve even opened silverware drawers only to find one of Mickey’s less evolved friends staring at me. And [...]

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How to have a Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by Laurie on February 10th, 2011
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February 14th is coming. Everywhere I go there are hearts and flowers and chocolates and jewelry. You know, the basic necessities of life. Anyway, alongside all those necessities are confused men, searching for gifts for their sweeties. They are tired. They are frustrated. And they don’t understand why a woman who complains daily about the [...]

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How not to answer the door

Posted by Laurie on January 28th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does, motherhood, parenting

The other day, I practiced the fine art of humiliation. I answered the door in my jammies. At 10:38 in the morning. Now, lest you think me one of those slothful housewives who doesn’t get dressed until 10 minutes before she has to be in the carpool line, let me assure you of this.
I am [...]

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Over-decorating the House

Posted by Laurie on November 29th, 2010
filed in Weird things the husband does, motherhood, parenting

In case you missed it, Thanksgiving 2010 is over. Done. Finished. It’s time to toss out the pumpkins, pack away the gourds and stop trying to turn leftover turkey into something edible. In fact, it’s now time to move on to the next holiday, the “Making Sure You Have the Most Christmas Junk on the [...]

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