Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Your Ideal Mate-Employment

Official Disclaimer: This post is by no means a way to disparage my hub's or your hub's skills or lack thereof. It is purely hypothetical fun. My hub and your hub work very hard at what they do and we wouldn't change a thing. Well, maybe, but this public blog is not the time or place for airing marital discord.
So with that being said....What profession do you think would be most handy for your husband to have? Salary not being an issue. I'm talking skills or knowledge. Like whenever we have car problems, I kind of wish Hubby could just do some magic in the garage and save us a couple of grand.
this could be Hubby putting in a new transmission or something on our own car!

Or when the kids have those scary nighttime coughs or rashes and I'm unsure if it warrants a doctor visit--wouldn't it be nice if Hub could just give them a checkup at dinner and pull out some free samples from his black bag? (my friend Rhonda's dad was a doctor and that made getting that annoying physical to play high school sports a breeze--just gave him a urine sample and he signed the paper). This could be Hubby in a few years getting ready to operate on me. Don't worry, it's not terminal

Or a plumber for those leaks? Accountant so you are getting deductions galore? Electrician? Musician? Martial Arts instructor? The possibilities are endless. Luckily my hub is good at lots of things so I ain't really complaining plus he occasionally does read my blog and he really makes sure we have the best insurance around! But to have those meds in the middle of the night...
HOLY COW. I was just reading this again and the feminist in me reared her ugly head. She does come out on occasion. So let me do my Official Disclaimer #2: This post is all in good fun and does in no way imply that the woman would not or should not have any of these skills herself. But as she has accepted the higher calling of being the one to nurture and nag, she is not able to obtain or activate these skills for herself at this moment in time. I now turn the time over to you for pondering.

9 comments:

T said...

my initial thought was dentistry - but ick, I wouldn't really wish that on him, I hate dentists and I prefer to love my husband. Mechanic wouldn't be terrible, but the greasy hands are a turn off. Doctors are on call too much for my tastes and we're as close to the medical profession as I think I can handle. Tax prep would be okay considering the time of year we've just conquered...
I think I'll go with gourmet chef - sounds good to me since we're not worried about the income :)

cold cocoa said...

Nice pictures. Great thoughts. I'd have to go with doctor so I can have one for me and my worries 24/7. Problem is, even doctors BS a lot so then I'd be really mad at Russell when he misdiagnosed. But it would be nice to have someone to remove those moles/warts maybe do some cosmetic facial things. I think it would ruin the magic to have the husband do anything more graphic.

Sher said...

Hmm. Plumber comes to mind -- but I could do without "plumber bum". Carpenter would be nice except I hear they don't have time to fix their own houses. Since Der is practically perfect in every way and has tons of skills I guess I'll just stick with the job he has. You can't beat the perks.

Holliann said...

Sports announcer. Then he can go to the game, and I can watch something else in peace. BTW - I have no desire to play fantasy basketball, not even to make fun. Reg gave me not only a tutorial, but also a headache. A joke (as in me playing to) should not be painful!

Anonymous said...

I read the blog more then occasionally. I think the whole skills thing is missing the point for women. It is not skills you want. It is a husband with endless amounts of money so that you can hire people with specific skills and not have to worry about how much it costs.
Sorry wife, but you already missed your chance at marrying a multi-millionaire. But you did marry someone with the most important skills: great hubby and dad! Now that takes skill; and if I had endless amounts of money I would be fine doing it full-time too.
--Hub

Rhonda Can't Help You said...

Dude....I'm telling you, my dad had ALL the skills. Do you not remember the sweet job he did on my truck after Heather broadsided me? He's got mad auto body repair skills. He's the perfect man, hence I'm looking for Dwight Jr.

cold cocoa said...

Wow- that hubs got some sass! And I know multiple millions lie in your futures. Love at home guys.

LC said...

Having a therapist around the house has been REAL and handy and will be for years to come! Imagine having your own dr. phil to ask those difficult relationship/parenting questions to. It makes him a great husband and dad.
I have thought before that construction/handyman skills would be nice so I could say, Hey build me a dresser, or a basement, or a patio, or whatever but like what anon. said--even better if you can just hire those out.

DKAZ said...

Polygamy is sounding better and better. I need a few sista wives. I only need one man around to do the heavy lifting, cleaning out hair from the drains and researching the heck out of landscaping the backyard. Other than that, I just need a few more wives around to help out.