It doesn't work.
Surely you've heard that by now...."Don't nag. It only irritates your husband."
So, being the quiet, demure and submissive wife that I am, I don't nag.
What's the point?
It doesn't work!
Instead, I try to play helpless and frail.
Which really doesn't work either... Ya' know, the whole bossy, nursey, I-know-what's-best, assertive personality doesn't bode well for the frail, helpless deal.
Then, I try sticking my chest out and doing the whole bend and snap thing. Hey, I've even been known to offer up certain *ahem* rewards for a job well done.
Which obviously has a pretty good return on the investment.
However, there are times, when even that fails. In those times, I pull out the big guns.
For example, did you know what I am getting for Mother's Day?
Yes, I already know.
You see, my Mother's Day gift is the gift that keeps on giving.
I'm getting new bathroom faucets!
I know, I can feel your jealousy pouring through my computer even as I type. Please. Restrain yourself. Covetousness is NOT appealing.
You see, he OFFERED to buy me new lawn furniture. Which I have wanted forever.
But, we still have Holly, and she will eat any new lawn furniture that we acquire. She ate a pool pump that a fence was built around, so what's to stop her from eating furniture sitting easily within jaws reach?
Plus, two out of three faucets were dripping, and we couldn't get them to stop...
So. I'm pretty sure they will be installed by the end of the day on Mother's Day.
You see, that's the beauty of this here blog. Studmuffin can't let the whole blogosphere know he didn't get my faucets installed!
Post Note: I had started this post and planned to upload pics of the boxes of faucets before Studmuffin got started. In typical, my-husband-is-the-greatest-style, he had the first installed by 8:15 this morning and was started on the second.
Drat. He totally stole my thunder.
Perhaps for Father's Day I'll get him the matching light fixtures for him to install...