Sunday, May 21, 2006

Mocking my Husband in an "I-Love-You Good Natured" sort of way

Everyone I know enjoys a random post, so here are a few tidbits at my husband's expense. (I love you Timm!) Just a few musings at the male nature...

  • Timm calls for me because he can't find Bella's rice cereal. I told him it should be on the counter, out. He insists that it is not, he can't find it anywhere. I come into the kitchen, and it is the first thing I see. Completely unobstructed, in plain sight, on the counter where I said it would be, without anything even near it! What is wrong with men? It's a fairly large box! It didn't even have an invisibility cloak over it...
  • Yesterday Timm was playing with Bella (which he is great at) and put a toy with a suction cup on it on his forehead. Apparently the consequences of this action did not occur to him, as he still has a nickel-sized hickey-mark squarely on his forehead. I laugh every time I look at him.
  • Yesterday Timm also stepped on a nail. Don't get me wrong, I do feel sorry for him. I am even helping him nurse it, bought him some Epsom salts to soak in, and urged him to go to the InstaCare for a tetanus shot and some antibiotics. I just don't quite understand how that happens, never having done it myself. Is the nail just sitting on the ground, upright, with the point sticking up? How do you manage to step on it- are you stepping really high like on a Monty Python skit of funny walks? Ouch. I'm sorry but I'm just trying to visualize. Either his foot really hurts, or he is embarrassed about his forehead hickey because I had to go to church without him and wrangle Bella the whole time. (I do consistently mock him about the mark on his forehead.)

9 comments:

Jill said...

I do love a good, random post and really enjoy one that mocks a spouse. Good times.

The thing about not seeing the rice cereal is a classic "man look" in our house. Randy and Landon both do it all the time. Just today Randy asked me if we had red wine vinegar and I told him it was in the cupboard, he said he looked and didn't see it. I told him he did a "man look" and to go again, sure enough he found it. Apparently it comes with the Y chromosome.

The hickey from the suction cup is hilarious, I think photo documentation would be good.

Sorry about the nail in the foot, but he should definitely get a tetanus shot if he hasn't had one in awhile. That's kind of a big thing to be messing with. Where was he when he stepped on it? Poor guy.

michelle said...

Don't even get me started on men not being able to find things. It's a joke in our house that I'm the "finder" because neither Marc, Max, or Lucas can find anything to save their lives. When Marc tells me he can't find something, I ask if I will find it as soon as I walk into the room. That usually gets him going back for a second look because that very thing has happened about a million times! Whenever he does find something without my help, it's cause for celebration.

Sorry about Timm and the nail. Seriously, where was he and how did it happen?

Hannah said...

You must know that we all expect you to take a picture of the suction cup hickey tonight while Timm is sleeping, right???

It totally has to be a man thing with the looking, I mean Linc will ask me where things are that I have never seen before but will find just from the description! How does that happen???

Linc feels for Timm, and I feel for you both :)

Alison said...

That's okay... yesterday my boyfriend injured his eye because he rubbed it too hard (apparentlty, it was itchy). This behavior somehow combines not being able to see and self-injury. I don't get it.

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Amie said...

Pretty funny...all three made me laugh. I would totally keep rubbing the mark on the forehead in!

In a child management class I went to she gave us this tip for the finding things....tell them you don't have any, they will be dying to prove you wrong. Her two examples....when your child asks where their shoes are you say "I don't think you have any shoes." When they argue stick to your story and tell them they can go look if they want but you don't think they have any. Second...if your husband asks for something like "where's the ketchup?" say "I don't think we have any." He will go get it himself just to show you. (This works if he can't find it or if he was just hoping you would get it for him....)

Thanks for the laughs at Timm's expense.

Robin said...

Ah yes...the forehead hickey. Funny post (sorry Timm). Though I too, feel bad about the nail thing. That's gotta be painful.

I am usually the more observant one between Mark and I...however, I definitely have my moments. Seriously, I am one of those people who will frantically be searching for their keys, all the while holding them in my hands. I know this from experience.

Timm said...

Thanks for the support. I'm going to go lay my hickey-head on a pillow and cry myself to sleep...

dpw said...

Whenever someone in my house claims they can't find something (which is quite often) I tell them I'll come and find it, but they'll have to pay me $5 if I do. They have learned that I usually do find whatever they were looking for. It's a Mom Thing.

Speaking of lost things, Grandma lost her wedding ring on Sunday and thought that it went down the toilet. We (Sarah, Grandma, Emily and I) spent over two hours combing her house for the missing 1+ carat ring and finally deduced that the toilet was the only place it could be (she lost it in a 10-15 minute time period while getting ready for church). After determining that there was no hope for retrieval, I called their insurance company to start the claim process and went home, leaving Grandma in tears of disappointment and frustration.

An hour or so after I got home, Grandpa called to say that he had found the ring on the floor of the garage! We think that it must have slipped off of her finger and gotten caught in some part of her clothing, only to become dislodged while getting in the car to go to church. Lucky it fell in the garage and not outside somewhere! So anyway, I guess we have to chock up one big find for the men in the family. Grandma was greatly relieved! (Just for the record, Grandpa wouldn't have been able to find the rice cereal on the counter, either. The ring find was a fluke!)

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