Thursday, July 8, 2010

Take a Page Out of the Mom School Textbook!

Dads might want to think about attending MOM SCHOOL.
I mean, how do they think we know everything?

For example -
Brian left the Bonehead Brothers a list of chores.
One of the chores was "Vacuum the basement."

He was SHOCKED when he got home and the basement wasn't COMPLETELY vacuumed.
He said vacuum the basement.  He didn't say what part.

He should have written -
Vacuum the ENTIRE basement - including the family room area and around the pool table and all of the popcorn kernals on the area rug and pick up the pennies before vacuuming.  DON'T VACUUM UP THE PENNIES.  And vacuum the basement stairs.......including the landing.

I mean really?  What did he expect?

One of his biggest pet peeves is "people" meaning his children, who can't just "Look around and see what needs to be done."  Or when "people" do a half-assed job.

I will give him credit, when on the second day, he went downstairs and pointed -
"I asked you to vacuum the basement, and you Boneheads vacuumed half of the basement.  You need to vacuum the WHOLE thing - over there - and get over there and don't forget over there."

They did it.
They did it correctly.

But how mad was he when he got home and the vacuum and the hose and all the attachments were all over the basement floor? ;)

Top of today's list:
"Bring the vacuum upstairs and put it away."

Oops!!!!  He forgot to say "Put it away correctly"  and "Put the ATTACHMENTS away."

He said, "I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt.....that they were mature and could figure it out."

Big Mistake!


Dawn said...

OMG, this series is so funny! I can totally see my husband doing the same thing. The funny thing is, I asked him to get dinner started for spaghetti while I was nursing and he seriously asked me: "How do you do that?" He's never lived that down...

Danelle said...

Oh boy, mom school is cracking me up! But no matter how much mom school guys go to, they will never be as good as us moms. It's because we have something my husband calls "wife eyes," which enable us to see tiny crumbs and other obvious messes.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

So TRUE!!!!!!!!! You really do have to spell it out, step by step.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Oh My Gosh! This made me laugh! I go through the same thing with my son except I keep trying to give him the benefit if the doubt and he says he hates my finger. Y'know ... the one I use to point out all the things he missed! Sigh ....

Mrs4444 said...

It's surprising, really, how much direction kids need these days to perform basic tasks. Thankfully, it usually only takes one lesson to teach them :)