There are so many truths I have come to learn over the course my 17 year relationship with my husband. And while every man is a unique individual and therefore blanket, stereotypical statements about husbands don't really apply across the board- in my experience there are certain truths living with my man aka husband has illuminated for me when it comes to men in general and this business of keeping a marriage steadfast and on track.
#1 You Must Understand That When your Husband Says He will Take Care of it that's CODE for YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF IT. My son belongs to a Little league and each year we need to register him. I asked my husband about it three weeks ago- and he said, ” Don't worry honey I'll take care of it, I spoke to the guy in charge.” P.S. this morning I fortuitously texted a friend who told me LO AND BEHOLD Little league practice starts TODAY. What do I glean from this situation? If my husband says he will TAKE CARE OF IT that means he will mention it in passing but the nuts and bolts of said transaction, the signing of and delivering checks, needs to be managed by yours truly.
#2 Men don't like change. Last night I put our seven year old coffee pot in the dishwasher and somehow over the course of the wash cycle the glass pot shattered. Luckily I had a brand new STAINLESS STEEL coffee machine waiting in the wings. But my husband was not PLEASED. He likes our glass coffee pot. He does not like having a gorgeous stainless steel one that has a timer and never drips when you pour a cup of coffee.
#3 Men will scream a good game, but will ultimately do it anyway. It's no secret I don't relish walking my dogs. Of course every time I lovingly ask my husband to take one for the team and walk my dogs he will launch into a lengthy Soliloquy about how, “You paid for these dogs, you decided to make these dogs a part of our lives,” yada yada. So I let him scream and shout for about seven to ten minutes after which time he will promptly leash up the dogs and take them for a walk.