Helpful “How To” Hints
If you want to insure that your children or spouse will give you a little break try one of these:
1. Remind your child every 20 minutes that they have reading to do for school. (This one has my son hiding in his room at the moment.)
2. Mention you’d like to paint your kitchen/bathroom/room of choice. (This one will get your spouse to take your children out of the house for as long as the project takes. I’ve gotten a whole weekend out of this one.) What I really like is the way my husband sounds so thoughtful about making the project easier if he and my son go visit my mother in law for the weekend. What would be easier is if he helped, but I’ll go with the peace and quiet too.
If you want to insure that your husband will finally get to a much needed project in the house:
1. Announce that your father is coming by to finally get to that project. (This one had the light switch that had been working funny for the past 5 months fixed inside of an hour by my husband.)
If you want something special for your birthday/anniversary/insert event:
1. Be blatantly obvious. Spell it out. Print out a picture of it, where to buy it, what color and what size. Skip the coupon printing as it will ultimately get lost along the way. One printed sheet is about all that can be remembered. Subtlety and hinting will not work here. I know this because I am married for 16 years now.
I hope you find these tips helpful. Let me know how you do.