Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Difference between the two guys in my life

We came back from an outing and small guy went missing for a minute or two. When I asked what he was doing, there was no reply. Two minutes later he re-appeared from his room, all changed, to his comfy T-shirt and his silky Spidey boxer. I am so proud of my little man now. He can change on his own.

The big guy. Well..... the big guy. Hmmm..... last night he asked me where the tomatoes were. He was fixing his own snack for work today. I told him they were on the veggie racks somewhere. I am sure most of us have a place for the onions, garlic, potatoes and ginger? I left the tomatoes in an opened plastic bag, but in the same area anyhow. Twenty seconds later, my bloke said 'Wan mm dou ah' (Cannot find it).

Seriously, did he even look? Where else can the tomatoes be?! Which brings back to my previous post two days ago:

*Realistically, the last thing I want to do at the end of the day now is to sweat my butt off. Guys may not realize it, but it's actually total mental exhaustion in keeping the house and family straight and clean. Some tasks may seem simple to them, such as, planning for dinner. Ask any guy who's one of the hobbies isn't in the kitchen department to plan for one week's meals. Or very simple things like keeping track of dates, appointments, inventories for things around the house, housekeeping, gardening, kids, etc. Isn't it bliss to just say 'Lou por, no more toothpaste' or 'Honey, no more soap' or 'Wei! No more toilet paper!' Of course, most of the time they won't need to say that, because the things will never run out for them. Try asking my husband where Panadol is kept. When he's got a headache, he just needs to open his mouth. When I have one, I may do the same thing, only to get a reply 'Where do you keep the Panadol?'*

Anyway, it took me a few steps to the kitchen at got the tomatoes out for him. Blur or what? I have friends complaining something similar about their hubbies. Is it a guy's thing or is it a guy's thing?

9 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

Trust me. You are not alone. It happens to me and my married girlfriends too. sigh...

sting said...

yes, it's a guy's thing :-) but not all guys.. so there's a chance the small guy will be more like you :-)

Mommy to Chumsy said...

It is a guy's thing!!!! Besides that, they sometimes can't hear us too.

siwwypig said...

It doesn't apply to married couples only..... my boss darling also like that... he just stands at the pantry door and look it... then turn to me asking where is his stuffs.. Or he looks for it at the wrong place despite me telling him 101 times before where the stuffs are... *slap forehead*

miche said...

yup...i think guys just know how to give instruction and ask question and keep a deaf ear to instruction from us.

Sue said...

Haha..same here..guys are the same basically..with some exceptions

Sweetpea said...

thanks all, am glad my guy isn't the only odd one out. so, in the nutshell, it is agreed then, 99% guys are like that. i think they are very smart to act dumb. if we do the same thing, the house will be in chaos.

mama bok said...

It's a man's thing.. trust me.. ;) welcome to our club.. ;)

Sweetpea said...

mamabok - you still have a good chance of having a helper at home. i've got two males. no wonder my MIL said she preferred me having a girl, which is quite unheard of!