| 1:17 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I would be annoyed if you left the mess for me to clean up. Not cool at all.
If you want to let her know how much you missed her, and can't do without her ... tell her you ate out every night and are really looking forward to some of her cooking! (Flowers never hurt either!)
| 1:19 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Straighten up the house...badly!
Shows you made the effort, but are basically useless without her.
| 1:27 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>straighten up the house before she gets home thus making her really feel unneeded;
However hard you try, it will never be good enough anyway!
So make an effort - then buy the flowers...
| 1:29 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|Straighten up the house...badly! |
That's the one! ;)
| 1:43 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
That's a first!
glengara and Nick_W agree on something! ;)
I third it.
| 1:49 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Maybe I'm going daft in my old age but I don't remember not agreeing with glengara? -- Weird ;)
| 1:59 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
hard call mate,
tidy the place well, make her a meal, get the wine and some flowers and let her remember why she choose you.
hide the Coors lite. hehe
| 2:02 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Fathom must have meant on the CSS/H1 tag thread, Nick.
| 2:12 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
i am not yet married bur here is my 2 cents.
also cook the dinner..badly! she will appreaciate you tried but will see you are uselles without her.women love if you care about them so mcuh that you are prepare to make an idiot of yourself (while making something for her). Public humiliation (your , not hers) to show her that you are sorry or that you love her goes long way too ;)
btw, you didnt tell us if you want her to comeback?
| 2:25 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|Fathom must have meant on the CSS/H1 tag thread, Nick. |
Glad to see at least two of us can remember previous discussions. ;)
| 2:42 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
jsut remembered onefrom oprah - Dr.Phil might be the answer :)
| 6:02 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Straighten up the house in typical male fashion, dirty dishes are licked clean (you and/or the dog) and neatly organized. Dishwasher or sink - choose one.
Old pizza boxes and soda/beer bottles are stashed in a box in the garage (coat closets work well too).
Crusts, hardening chinese fried rice, and unidentifiable items can easily be swept into floor vents or under rugs. If the smell becomes obvious, blame it on mice.
Stash all clothes that smell in the garage (or basement). All clothes that do not smell, organize neatly in your dresser.
Buy flowers and chocolate and set them up in a nice display for her arrival. Make sure that table is clean.
| 6:09 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I had the same situation last night. I invited my brother over to hang out... And do some dishes.
| 6:20 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|to hang out... And do some dishes |
Are you sure this wasn't hang-over and hide some dishes. ;)
| 6:20 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Who is Matt?
| 6:32 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Be sure to use the phrase...
I don't know how you do it!
many, many times.
| 6:47 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|Are you sure this wasn't hang-over and hide some dishes. |
| 6:51 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>tell her you ate out every night
Sounds dangerous, she may decide that's the way it should be and it'll cost you a bomb.
Tell her you love her (assuming you do) and tell her how much you want her to be there (assuming you do).
Don't listen to tbear he's been twice divorced.....LOL
| 8:41 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I'm with the "clean up, badly" crowd... make sure the kitchen is clean, but mess up the laundry. Then have Matt run up and give her flowers as soon as she walks in, and say "We MISSED you SO much Mommy!" and hug her knees.
She may not notice you until she finds out you messed up the laundry, but the flowers and knee hugging will have already worked their magic.
| 8:50 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
*Who is matt*
Actually, good point Andreas, are we not assuming it's a sweet little kid rather than a new lover?
| 9:00 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Have the house clean, and YOUR laundry done. Never do a woman's laundry unless you are quite sure you won't ruin her favorite blouse. Let her relax all day, then take her out to dinner the following day and tell her how glad you are she's back. Then hand her the gift certificate to that all day pampering salon.
| 9:01 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Matt is a (5 or 6?) year old boy... lawman & his wife's son. ;)
Never do a woman's laundry unless you are quite sure you won't ruin her favorite blouse.
Very true... but I was assuming since she's been gone a few days, there isn't much of her laundry to be done.
| 9:35 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>>My superior male logic says to go for option 2
my even more superior "been married before" logic says you should have sold the house and moved before she got back. then you and the boy could have lived just the way you like it forever ........
| 10:14 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Matt is my six year old son. He describes me as "his best buddy". Makes me proud. He's my best buddy too.
Update: Kitchen looks great, dishes are all washed an put up. Since that's the first room she will see when she comes in this evening, that ought to be enough. :) I stayed away from the laundry.
Oh yeah, Matt picked up his room before he went out to play. Everything seems cool at this point.
I'll give her a big hug when she comes in. That should hold her for a couple of days.
| 10:28 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|I'll give her a big hug when she comes in. That should hold her for a couple of days. |
A couple of days?
I would think you would want to try to get something else than just a hug... before she notices all that laundry. ;)
| 10:42 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
There certainly are 2 options.
1: have the place spotless, but then she might not even notice because it is the way it should be.
2: have her come home to melted clothes in the microwave, droken dishes in the tumble drier etc
but if you chose option 2 you will be left with the saying "you are useless when im not here"
Option 1 would be the best ruit to go down... no mess no issue :)
| 11:34 pm on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|are we not assuming it's a sweet little kid rather than a new lover |
Well, glengara, after lorax mentioned a dog I tought it might be a dog for a while. But then I´m not really sure if you would tell your wife that you are getting along fine with your dog ;)
So I guess it had to be his kid then.
| 8:13 am on Nov 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
*This* is exactly one of the reasons I'm no longer married. :)
| 8:59 am on Nov 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Get the big black trash bags and toss everything into it then tie it up and pile the 5 bags in the closet so the house looks clean but when she opens up the closet the bags will fall over here and you guys will both laugh toghether :P
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