Dear Man (yes you)
Have you ever wanted to just get a few things off of your chest? It’s very hard to do without facing the wrath of the person you are aiming your thoughts at. However, today, I have an excuse. That’s right! You heard me correctly. Not only do I have an excuse, but so do you!
One of the brilliant blogs that I follow is called Mama’s losin’ it . (click here for this weeks prompt)
She host’s a brilliant writing prompt called Mama Kat’s – pretty much world-famous writing workshop. (click here for rules and stuff)
She had given me the opportunity to write a letter called “Dear Men, (an open letter…offer a word of advice, an issue you’d like to address, or a solution to a problem for the opposite sex).” Can you believe it? I am jumping on this train! There are other prompts she gives you to choose from that are pretty great too. I just couldn’t pass this up. So, that being said:
Lance, If you choose to get mad, Please see the link’s above with any question’s, complaints or issues.
So here goes:
I have some advice for you. This is not meant to upset you. It is just meant to help you. I want to help you because care and I want your day to be good. So I ask that you listen.
1) When your wife says to you “Dear, would you like to sit down and plan out the events of tomorrow?” You say “yes”. Do not say “I have it under control, I can handle it.” This will prevent you from driving 30 minutes to drop something off only to have one of your kids call and say “you promised to have me here at this time”. It will also prevent your wife from getting a phone call at work with you saying “I underestimated to short amount of time I have this morning. I am not going to be able to do something I had planned.” Again, this could have been avoided by a quick conversation the night before.
2) When your wife sends you to the store for something do not buy something “similar” to the item on the list. Look at what she wrote (exact wording) and get that. It is not the same thing. Your wife would not buy you a 6 pack of wine cooler’s because the bottle is the same shape as the beer that you like. (wife’s consider taking a picture of the product you want for your list. This might help.)
3) When your wife ask’s you what you want to eat DO NOT say “I don’t care” or “what ever you want dear” From now on every time you say that your wife should fix something she know that you do not like. Your wife knows that you have an opinion. You give her your opinion on everything else. Why don’t you just tell your wife what you want!
and last but not least…
4) When your wife calls you answer the phone by saying this “Hello” or “Hello Dear” or “Hey babe” (do you see the theme?) Do not answer like this… “hhhhhhhhhh(deep sigh) YES DEAR (in exasperated voice)? Your wife does not deserve that. It doesn’t matter if there is really bad traffic, if you are writing, if you are working, or if you are dying for that matter. A simple “Hello” will work.
I hope you will take all of these things into consideration to enhance your marriage. You and your wife deserve it.
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