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.