Saturday, September 25, 2010

It is not that easy...

We watched Date Night recently.
You know the one with Tina Fey and Steve Carell.
It is  funny
It made us laugh
It was a perfect choice for our in-house date night!

After all the laughs and giggles this is what stuck with me... Steve Carell's character told his wife that he wanted to help out but she wouldn't let him and that it wasn't fair that she was annoyed that she had to do everything ( okay so I paraphrase the lines but it went something like that)

How many of us are guilty of this? I know I am.
If I was to ask a show of hands I am sure I would see pretty much the whole room.
For one I know I would love to ask but the time it takes to get the deed done I usually just find it easier to do it myself.

I have read elsewhere that you should learn to 'delegate' to your significant other and just close your eyes to how it is done and just appreciate that it is being done.


Not sure I can do that. I always wonder why if you know what I like and how I like things done then when you are doing it why wouldn't you try to at least match it to the best of your ability such as folding towels.
Don't you like itwhen it is folded in eights and not just rolled into a ball?

I always think it is cool that the hubbie helps with breakfast (usually every blue moon or soon) but I could never ever understand why the original location of the milk, juice, ice and hot chocolate is so quickly forgotten by him. And gee knives perched on the toaster oven is an usual occurrence.

I guess what I am getting at is this why couldn't it be a case where the hubbie really does it the way it should be not just some hurried ...well you know I am doing you a favour kind of way.
Hey we have to learn his idiosyncracies?

What do you think about that?
Are you able to just close your eyes and share the tasks?
Is it you that needs to get with his program?


  1. I feel I'm pretty good about delegating. But then I'm spoiled because my husband loves to cook great food and I don't mind doing the clean up. It's hard to let go on some tasks (He will never clean the floors. Ever.) But maybe that's okay. Just as long as we can achieve some balance in the chore department ;)

    Oh, and ... thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my love story post for Gwen in Love!

  2. Guilty. I hate having to explain what to do...I want him to read my But he is great with the things I don't like to do like the yardwork and he is fabulous with the kids. So I shouldn't be annoyed...but I do get that way sometimes :-) I want to see this movie...I may have to get it on redbox next weekend :-)


  3. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! :) I haven't watch this yet but totally in my list to watch soon! :)

  4. Ohhhh, guilty as charged. I would usually rather just do something and get it over with then have to ask. Or... do have to re-do something to get it done the way I want it!


    Yeah, I have issues. ;o)


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