If you are a man and you are still reading this, believe me, you really don’t want to know about the rest of this post. This post is about menopause, periods, hormonal stuff, pms, feelings, etc.
Seriously, stop reading.
Alright girls, time to talk about some real things.
Today I have some practical ideas for getting things done around your house.
Imagine you have something that is broken. Possibly a slowly draining sink or a broken garbage disposal. You have asked your man if he will take a look at it and he has said “I will later”. Three months later and the problem still exists but you can no longer remind your man about it because he has already made it clear that he thinks you are “nagging” him about it.
Here are some suggestions for getting the job done:
Call a repair man – or at least pretend to. Casually make a phone call to a friend that is in on the idea. Just talk to her about the problem and make sure you say “it costs how much?”, “well, I guess there is no other choice”, etc. while your husband is in the same room.
Fix it yourself – Our bathroom sink had been draining pretty slowly for quite a while. The other day I remembered we had a “zip-it“. I decided to try using it to get the clog out. It worked! Kind of…I got a bit of really gross stuff out, but much to my surprise, the drain wouldn’t empty at all after I used it. I guess I just pushed the clog further down. Anyway, I researched online, tried the baking soda/vinegar method, asked hubby to pour boiling water down it, waited till the next day and discovered…it still didn’t drain. My husband went to Home Depot, came home, and fixed it for real. Works every time.
Remind him that allowing whatever to remain broke is like__________– Clothes keep being left on a chair? “That reminds me of this Hoarders episode…” Leaky faucets? Isn’t it weird how much our house sounds like your Dad’s house. Need a new dishwasher? “Remember the news when that lady’s dishwasher caught the house on fire?”.
Well, good luck girls and please let me know if you have any other suggestions for getting things done. I think my husband is starting to catch on to these.
P.S. Here is another women only post…just don’t let your man know.