Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You Did What!?

My husband and I were laying in bed last night enduring the crazy hot spell we've had and for the first time in a long time had a chance to chat (whispering of course, because waking the kids is not an option). During this chat he told a story that I found to clearly distinguish the different approaches men and women take to a problem.

He really likes walking our daughter to school in the morning. Yesterday morning my daughter's nose was running and she had major boogers going on. When he realized this he was half way between home and school. Knowing he can't run home to get tissue (which is always in my purse), he starts looking for options. So, he turned to the baby to steal her burper or bib but there wasn't one. He starts looking for anything to deal with this--like leaves (?!?). My first thought as a mom is either "here's my sleeve" or "take the inside of my shirt." So when I asked if he did either of these his face turned to a look of disgust and said "Of course I didn't do that! That's disgusting." So what did he do? He took off his sock and used that. That's right, the one on his foot! Not only did he not see a problem with this, but he was proud he had conquered the morning challenge. He of course took the other one off too because he didn't want anyone to think he was wierd. I can only hope the removal of the other sock achieved this.

I was speechless. All I could do was laugh as I envisioned how the whole thing must have gone down. I definately would have made a different choice, but what can I say, he problem solved his way and I guess the result was the same: booger free. Here's giving prop's to dad's who at least try.

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