Most of my readers are of the female gender, though there are a few males who stumble upon my blog every once in awhile....heck, some of them even stick around to provide emotional support and encouragement to Tim from afar (shout out to This Daddy !)
So, for you ladies...Tim is about to expose a secret that most males won't openly share with a woman. It's one of those unwritten rules.
Are you ready for this juicy secret?
Without fail, a man will only complete a household chore, such as painting and other handyman kind of things, until it's 90% done and then he will move on to the next project...without any hesitation.
Okay, okay....now I realize that most of us already KNOW this. I mean, we live it, right? We know our men start projects all the time and sometimes don't bother to see them to fruition.
Before you know it, you have most of the household projects completed...but only part way. So, if you're like me, you have half of the wood flooring done, part of the tile in the laundry room finished, the wainscoting in one of the bathrooms somewhat completed.
The real question is WHY do they do this? I don't know about you, but that's what I really want to know.
So I pushed a little further, after Tim had revealed that deep, dark gem of wisdom.
"Well?" I prodded. "Enlighten me, please!"
He explained, "Uh, well...it's because you nag me endlessly to keep doing new projects."
I shook my head, refusing to take the blame for what the entire male race probably sees as a convenient excuse.
"No, that's not true, at all! When's the last time I mentioned half the things that need to get done around here?! Don't try and blame me!" I argued.
Tim smiled, as he often does when he's at a loss for words.
"Oh, I see," I replied. "So this really isn't a SECRET, per se? It's more like an excuse."
Tim sat down and appeared to be lost in thought for a few minutes. Then he spoke up, "Okay, what it boils down to is that I just don't have the time. I don't have one ounce of spare time to finish anything around here."
"Come on, now" I replied. "I'm not buying that. You could make the time if you really wanted to."
He pointed towards the kids, "Yeah but THEY require so much attention. Most of the weekend is wasted away just taking care of their basic needs."
Well, I did have to give him that. Trying to get the 4 kids to get dressed, brush their teeth and eat breakfast on a Saturday morning can take up to 3 hours sometimes, depending on how unruly they want to be.
So Sunday morning rolled around and poor Tim, who has absolutely NO spare time, spent an entire hour watching The Justice League cartoon on Netflix.
Yes, people....an entire 60 minutes down the drain. It took sheer willpower for me to keep my mouth clenched shut.
Take a close look at the picture above.
Does he look stressed out at all? No.
Does he look like a man whose children are requiring more of him than should be expected? Definitely not.
Does he look like an 8-year old boy trapped in a man's body? Absolutely.
And we all know how important cartoons are. I mean, God forbid, he miss an old episode of The Justice League...will they save the world yet again or will they be destined to a life of loneliness as outsiders of the human race?
All I can conclude from this is that men have extremely short attention spans. They become bored easily and must find another new challenge before their brain cells wither away and die.
But what happens when ALL the projects are 90% done...then what?
Well, I think the above picture says it all.
Funny thing, though....I expected him to get up off the sofa after watching only 90% of the show but he continued to lay there long after the credits had rolled. Of course.