It’s no secret that men, in general, don’t jump to do household projects. This is especially true when these projects are assembled into a nice “To Do” list by the woman in their lives. The only projects that they might approach with a tad more enthusiasm are things that directly impact them and are deemed FUN. As I’ve mentioned before, these projects would likely involve a beloved hobby, or some sort of electronics. I mean heck, there’s no way a new TV would make it’s way into the house and sit in the box, unopened and uninstalled, for weeks. BUT, a new piece of furniture that requires assembly could be tucked in a corner awaiting that special furniture assembly day 2-3 weeks (and approximately 6 nagging statements from the wife) in the future!
It’s also a proven fact that men intentionally do projects wrong so that we will never ask them to do the project again. But, I’m onto this strategy and it simply does not fly in our house….. sorry hubby!
Now, knowing all of this…. Imagine my surprise when hubby exhibited “out of character” behavior.
We’ve been receiving assorted new baby gifts in the mail over the last couple of weeks.
One day, our travel system stroller arrived. It requires assembly. And, moments after hubby sees it’s arrived, he’s tearing into the box to it see it. And, I thought it would end there, but NO…. he’s pulling out pieces and looking for instructions – WHO IS THIS GUY? The next thing I know, the stroller is assembled.
Then another day, our mobile arrives….. and hubby’s giddy with excitement as he pulls out the pieces and immediately starts putting it together. Within 10 minutes, he’s in our nursery attaching it to the crib! WHAT’S GOTTEN INTO HIM????
And then, earlier this week our nursery decals arrive (we’ve been waiting for these for weeks and they are the last piece of having a complete nursery for the arrival of our new little one). I arrived home from work shortly after hubby and as I pulled in the driveway, I could see the light on in the nursery. I walked inside and it looked as if hubby walked in, dumped everything on the kitchen counter, and immediately disappeared. I can see mail strewn about, his work bag dropped on the floor, and it’s obvious everything was hastily abandoned in the midst of his excitement over the mail. So, I walk upstairs and hubby is unrolling decals and laying them out on the floor. He dropped EVERYTHING, to do this right away. HOLY CRAP – HE REALLY CAN DO PROJECTS RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, my dear blog readers I can only come to one conclusion: Having a new baby is like buying a new TV. Which I suppose is a really good thing, since hubby’s obviously incredibly excited about it and (without any nagging) quickly doing projects…… it’s truly a MIRACLE! BUT, here’s my concern. By hubby’s assessment we seem to need a new TV every few years…. And, I’m just not sure this is gonna work out if we need to get a new baby with the same frequency!!!!!
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