I've been married for 20 years now. There is a lot of stuff I can share about men. Please see the list below.
They never learn to put the toilet seat down...ever, so stop trying to get them to! I suggest that you let them have their very own bathroom, and you
can have your own. This idea has multiple bonuses for men & women. I don't have to listen to my dear husband bitch about my hair in the shower drain;
I don't have to listen to my DH bitch about how many products I have in the shower… I can have as many as I want, and I do have as many as I want,
because a girl likes to have choices! I don't have to be accused of using his razor on my legs. The same razor that still cuts his face
occasionally…. even though nobody is using it but him
I don't have to put the toilet seat down, and neither does he. My bath towel is always hanging there ready for me to use, and his is always laying on
the bedroom floor where he last threw it.... but at least mine is there
I don't have to see toothbrushes and toothpaste left out, or shaving cream & razors all over the bathroom counter, heck I don’t even have to look
at whiskers plastered all over the inside of the sink, or splats on the underside of my toilet seat.
If he’s kind enough to load the dishwasher for you occasionally, don’t say a word to him about how he loaded it. Change it when he’s not
looking, or just run it the way it is. The dishes will still come out clean…trust me
Does it really matter after all?? I know it’s irritating
beyond all belief, it’s a petty disorder we women have…take a few deep breaths, and let it go.
Don’t interfere when he’s making Sunday breakfast, he has his way of preparing food, and I have mine. Men do not multitask in the kitchen, by this
I mean…they dirty every dish, plate, bowl, pan & utensils when they are cooking. They don’t have sense enough to clean up behind themselves as
they go, because they know you are going to come along and clean it. I suggest that you women leave for the day right after Sunday breakfast, and
don’t come back until after dark. They will be forced to clean up that mess in the kitchen that they made before their next feeding, which BTW, they
start thinking about… around 10:30 am.
If he says…”Woman bring me a plate” tell him to get off his lazy ass, and get it himself.
The living Room
You know he’s going to come home from work and sling his truck keys and pocket change all over your nice clean coffee table that you just dusted, so
don’t try and change him. That will always be one of his rituals, so pocket all the money he threw about when he’s not looking and take that as
payment for the mess he has just created for you. By 7 pm, you can be sure that he has taken off not only his socks, but he’s taken off his dress
shirts, his under shirt, and his belt and thrown both of them in the living room floor. Just pick them up, and throw them on his bathroom floor where
he has to look at them for a few days. When he runs out of clean clothes, trust me, he will round that stuff up and put it in the laundry room for
Don’t try to watch TV with men! It will drive you insane. Just use the smaller TV in the other room and you won’t have to fret about a man channel
surfing all night. When the night is drawing to a close, gather up all those beer cans that he has left lined up on your nicely polished coffee table,
put them in a garbage bag…and take them out and throw them in the middle of his garage floor. What is that saying…Do unto others as they do unto
Just go ahead and get it over with so you can get back to that book you were reading
Then there is always the Sunday morning surprise…ya know if you are really tired...you can sleep right through that, that is until he starts pushing
Please! There is no perfect manual created for this, although I will share a few things I’ve learned along the way. Don’t show him that new
afghan you crocheted, or that new quilt you made…trust me…He doesn’t care! And you don’t want the opinion from anyone that won’t look at it,
but still says “yeah that’s nice”
If the teenagers need an attitude adjustment, …tell him. My DH is very prompt about smashing a revolt.
Family day is important when you first get married and have kids, but after 20 years…you just smile and say sure honey…go hunting…have a good
time! Then enjoy the day to yourself… it’s so worth it
It’s a Win, Win situation for everybody! Try to contain your joy too when he announces
that weeklong business trip! Then you can do all the stuff that he swears makes him sick…like polishing your nails. How nail polish smells worse
than that nasty smelling gun cleaner junk…I’ll never figure that out. Plus, you don’t have to cook…the kids are so happy with a
sandwich…well I only have one kid left at home. We do try to have spaghetti when dad is gone though…he hates it, and we love it
I hope this has been helpful information from somebody that has been married for quite some time. I know it’s long, but it’s sound advice. Sorry
for any type O's
I forgot Laundry
Collect all money that comes through the laundry. Keep it for services rendered.
[edit on 2/2/2007 by jensouth31]