Why We’re Wrong Wednesday: We Can’t Find Stuff

If you have stopped by Dumb White Husband’s Why We’re Wrong Wednesday, then I am sure that you probably already know that this isn’t my first rodeo. And I know what you’re thinking, how can she have so much to say? Well allow me to explain, I am completely surrounded by 5 boys and 1 husband! So, I have an endless supply of topics. I want you all to understand that I absolutely love all the men in my life, and definitely would not trade them for the world, but there are just some things they do that drive me crazy. Like……

Why is it that males need a road map to find something that is right in front of them?
Case in point, the other day my son came to me and asked, “Mom, where is the leftover dinner?”

I quickly replied, “In the fridge.” Assuming that he could find it, if I told him the location. (Boy was I wrong).

My son opened the fridge and stared at it for about a minute before saying, “Where mom? I can’t find it.” At this point I am pretty sure I rolled my eyes.

“It should be on the top shelf right next to the milk, in a container.” Now I was certain he could find it.

“Mom, I still can’t find it.” At this point I am standing right behind him and I point, right in front of where his face is.

“It’s right there.”

This is a classic example in my house. I think I go through this at least three times a week…..and that is just when it comes to things in the fridge. I also go through this when it comes to finding shoes, books, toys, clothes, games, electronics, backpacks and just about any other thing you can think of.
Sometimes it makes me laugh and well other times it is just plain frustrating! I mean seriously, open your eyes, move things around and just plain look! Incidents like these remind me of the saying, “If it was a snake it would have bit you.”

You know after writing this I think I am going to retract my earlier statement about males needing a road map, because now that I think about it, I don’t think drawing a road map would help either, because let’s face it, male’s do not read maps!

Danielle, aka Yell, is a mother of 5 boys, a devourer of books, food enthusiast and culinary creator who blogs it all at Consuming Worlds. Please check out her blog and leave her lots of awesome comments here. 

You’re right, Danielle. We’re wrong. But get that meatloaf on a GPS and we’d find it in a heartbeat.

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  • reply Dannett ,

    Bahahaha!!! This is so true! I give directions to my husband like I’m calling a Twister game. Honey – where are the peanuts? “Pantry, left arm, chest high.” Where is that block of cheese? “Fridge, right arm, waist level, bend your knees slightly.”

    • reply Dannett ,

      Bahahaha!!! This is so true! I give directions to my husband like I’m calling a Twister game. Honey – where are the peanuts? “Pantry, left arm, chest high.” Where is that block of cheese? “Fridge, right arm, waist level, bend your knees slightly.”

      • reply Danielle Young ,

        This is the story of my life! And now I am raising mini-men just like it. I wonder if there is any way to maybe have their DNA altered to fix this??? Hmm….

        Glad I am not the only one!

        • reply Danielle Young ,

          This is the story of my life! And now I am raising mini-men just like it. I wonder if there is any way to maybe have their DNA altered to fix this??? Hmm….

          Glad I am not the only one!

          • reply Melanie ,

            Definately not the only one! And my son is shapping up to be the typical male when it comes to finding things!

            • reply Melanie ,

              Definately not the only one! And my son is shapping up to be the typical male when it comes to finding things!

            • reply Scarydad ,

              That door swings both ways. My wife is the worst. “Have you seen my blue dress? The one I wore to Jason’s wedding? (3 years ago…)

              Of course, “Have you seen” does not mean “have you seen”, but “help me look.” Through closets and boxes, on high shelves or whatever.

              “Have you seen my pink bra?” She asks.
              “I only pay attention to bras when you take them off. The rest of the time not so much.”

              Answer not good enough.

              • reply Danielle Young ,

                Lol…you are totally right! But with women it comes with things we haven’t seen in ages, with men, it comes with things they saw 5 minutes. ;) hehe….

                • reply Danielle Young ,

                  Lol…you are totally right! But with women it comes with things we haven’t seen in ages, with men, it comes with things they saw 5 minutes. ;) hehe….

                • reply Scarydad ,

                  That door swings both ways. My wife is the worst. “Have you seen my blue dress? The one I wore to Jason’s wedding? (3 years ago…)

                  Of course, “Have you seen” does not mean “have you seen”, but “help me look.” Through closets and boxes, on high shelves or whatever.

                  “Have you seen my pink bra?” She asks.
                  “I only pay attention to bras when you take them off. The rest of the time not so much.”

                  Answer not good enough.

                  • reply 461fd3bc-a465-11e0-90e1-000bcdcb8a73 ,

                    It’s not moving. I’ve noticed it in other guys and myself. If something isn’t moving a lot of times it fades into the background.

                    Like when you enter the room and there’s a sock or underwear lying around and you see it and the guy ignores it. He may not have actually seen it.

                    • reply Danielle Young ,

                      That is a good point. Sometimes my son doesn’t see things until he runs into it. So I totally understand the moving thing!

                      • reply Danielle Young ,

                        That is a good point. Sometimes my son doesn’t see things until he runs into it. So I totally understand the moving thing!

                      • reply 461fd3bc-a465-11e0-90e1-000bcdcb8a73 ,

                        It’s not moving. I’ve noticed it in other guys and myself. If something isn’t moving a lot of times it fades into the background.

                        Like when you enter the room and there’s a sock or underwear lying around and you see it and the guy ignores it. He may not have actually seen it.

                        • reply Tammigirl ,

                          I used to suffer this CFIS (Can’t find it syndrome) but then I started saying “I don’t know!” Now, you would be surprised how quickly they can find something they want if you do not know where it is! I know! It’s like magic!

                          If they whine about it I tell them to look with their eyes, not their mouth.

                          The end.

                          • reply Tammigirl ,

                            I used to suffer this CFIS (Can’t find it syndrome) but then I started saying “I don’t know!” Now, you would be surprised how quickly they can find something they want if you do not know where it is! I know! It’s like magic!

                            If they whine about it I tell them to look with their eyes, not their mouth.

                            The end.

                            • reply Melanie ,

                              Tammigirl you are my new hero! My 2 year old threw the biggest fit and then found his shoes. :D

                              • reply Melanie ,

                                Tammigirl you are my new hero! My 2 year old threw the biggest fit and then found his shoes. :D

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