I generally consider myself to be a smart woman. And, for this reason it’s particularly difficult to accept the fact that I will never be able to figure out my hubby.
The things that hit his radar seem to hold no particular importance in the universe and conversely, the things that never hit his radar, in my mind, are actually important.
Take for instance toilet paper. Pretty important….. No? Well, only slightly important to hubby. Meaning we’ve been running so low on TP this week that, every day, I’ve brought up the fact that we really need to make a trip to Costco. This wasn’t a declaration that I was going to go shopping, but rather a request that someone go shopping. But alas, the replenishment of household items seems to rest squarely on my responsibility list.
I’m not exactly sure what hubby would have done had we actually run out of TP. I shudder to think about what alternate product might be substituted, but thankfully we headed off this tragedy as I forced an errand trip one evening this week…. The solution: we both went to Costco!
While in the car, I decide to ask a few questions to really try understand my hubby.
It starts something like this:
Me: “I think there are a few other things we might need. I know we’re running really low on shampoo and conditioner…. Anything else you can think of that we might need?”
Hubby: “Hmmmmm…. I’m not really sure”
Me: “You do realize that you use all the same products I do every day. You never pay attention to see if we’re running low?”
Hubby: “I guess not”
Me: “I don’t understand how you could pick up the shampoo or toothpaste every-single-day and never notice that we need to buy more??”
Hubby: “I just don’t.” He states so matter of factly.
Me: “Dare I even ask what you’d do if we ran out of shampoo?” although I already know the answer
Hubby: “I’d figure it out”
Me: “You’d wash your hair with soap wouldn’t you?!”
Hubby: “Probably…… Honey, I’m a guy.”. As if that explains everything. “Stuff like that just never hits my radar”
Me: “What exactly does hit your radar?”
Hubby: “Well, important stuff……..”
Me: “Just so I’m clear…… Washing your hair and wiping your butt are not necessarily important??”
Hubby: “I guess not in the way they are important to you…..”
And there ya have it folks. No matter how hard I try, I will just never understand!!
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