Right, as we all know correct and appropriate training of the husband is of vital importance to running an efficient household. I think I’m doing reasonably well, even if I haven’t managed to train his associated family in any way, I have at least managed to drill some reasonable behaviour into the hubby. For example, I don’t have to deal with random socks and pants on the bedroom floor, they are put straight into the washing basket. Dirty plates etc are generally put straight into the dishwasher and he even tidies up toys as they stray around the living room. There are no random piles of rubbish in the main living areas of our house and AND the toilet seat is always in an appropriate position for me, if you catch my drift.
However, in my manual of household rules which must be adhered to at all times, I clearly forgot to include rules for cooking chicken and taking over in the kitchen. On Sunday, this proved mildly irritating as he managed to feed the entire family a seriously undercooked chicken. I think we have escaped unscathed, at least, so far, but it has proved a little bit of a worry. Still, at least he tried and for that alone I am grateful.
With this in mind I realise just how lucky I am, I have a wonderfully supportive husband who really does try his best. When I look back and think of the boy who I first moved in with, I am overawed at the effort that he must have put in just to impress me. He has gone from someone who didn’t know one end of a screwdriver or hammer from the other, to someone who could happily build and plumb an entire kitchen and will turn his hand to anything from replacing our guttering to changing nappies at 1 am. He is more of a childcare expert than me and he helps me choose clothes, decide on what to feed the family and is not ashamed to read Red magazine and comment on things in it. He juggles this with extreme laddish bouts of football and computer gaming. Just how did I achieve all of this? To be honest, I have no idea but when I have consulted the hubby on his brainwashing I shall be writing a manual about training your husband!