Every day I wake up and there’s a gift waiting for me from my husband… Now, before you get all mushy & happy for me, let me first explain.
These gifts take the form of an empty soda can or dirty glass or possibly some sort of crumbled food wrapper/container. These items are precisely placed so that they are in full view on either my coffee table or my kitchen island… he’s a smart man, so he ensures there’s no way I can miss his presents! No note, just a whole lot of love in the form of discarded items.
I’d like to speculate that he knows I have nothing to do with my day and he’s trying to help me fill my downtime with activity. But, then I realize that the same story used to replay itself each morning even when I had a job… hmmmmmm….. maybe it’s a covert psychological test to determine my breaking point??!! Either way, I normally trudge over to the items, scoop them up and place them where they belong.. all the while muttering under my breath “why does he do this, he knows where the trash is, arrrrgggghhhhhh”
I know my hubby is an intelligent man who surely knows how to locate the trash can or the dishwasher. I also know many other women who have the same complaints, so why then are men so oblivious to their surroundings? Based on my research this week, I have come to a conclusion. Men must always be suffering from some form of Mush Brain. It seems to be a mild case that afflicts everyone of the male gender, it may appear selective but, as I’ve learned myself this week, if you don’t exercise your mind it does indeed get mushy. Men, just simply must not ever exercise this part of their mind… so it appears to have evolved in a way that prevents them from seeing or remembering little basic day-to-day things.
So, the next time you want to “nag” your husband about some little household item…. Remember he has a form of Mush Brain and perhaps, knowing this, you won’t get as frustrated. Or, you could be like me, and continue to nag with the hopes that if you exercise his mind enough he’ll begin to use this mental muscle to pick up after himself!!
Good luck, if you’re hubby is anything like mine…. You’ll need it!
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