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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #2691
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The joke is on us!

Sometimes I catch him as he is slinking away and I tell him how much I appreciate his help and could he now......do this or that?

It usually goes like this:
Me: WHERE are you going? (I recall this conversation with my child with attention problems wandering off.)
Trap: Um I was just ....(hurry make up some excuse)...looking at this or that.
Me: Would you mind chopping up that tomato? If not, you can stir this here and I'll chop the tomato.
Trap: No, I can chop the tomato FOR YOU. (what? I'm making this for US)
Me: You do such a good job, just bite sized, thanks so much.
Trap: Yep.
Me: WHERE are you going? ......on and on until I give up.

I really don't mind cooking by myself, I'm sure you don't mind either, it's just nice to spend time together in the kitchen sometimes. Only sometimes.
I get asked "why do you always ask where I'm going? Why do women do that? Your friend XXXXX kept asking me that while I was there refinishing her floors if I went outside to the truck..."

Me: WHERE are you going?
DH: I was just going to the sawmill, why?
Me: The eggs are almost done, if you want toast, you should make it (I don't eat toast because I hardly ever eat bread).
DH: Oh, okay.

If you missed this scene at a theater near you, the above plays every time we are at the farm and I'm making those farm fresh eggs for breakfast (which I now have to bring from the city back to the farm).
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #2692
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I get asked "why do you always ask where I'm going? Why do women do that? Your friend XXXXX kept asking me that while I was there refinishing her floors if I went outside to the truck..."
Send him on over here.
Him: Why do you always ask where I'm going? Why do women do that?
Me: Because men seem to wander aimlessly like their brains are disconnected and they can't focus on anything longer than 5 minutes. We just don't want you to get lost.

And what is with the eggs problem?
Me: The eggs will be done in one minute.
Trap: walks out to the garden!
Me: HELLO? Where are you going? The eggs are almost done.
Trap: I'll be right back.
20 minutes later, I'm done eating and his food is cold--and he doesn't care that it's cold or that he gets to eat alone!

Future conversations about eggs.
Me: Your cold eggs will be cold in about 21 minutes. Why don't you go out to the garden for a while.
Trap: Okay.
Trap returns...
Trap: where are my fried eggs and toast?
Me: Oh I put them in the fridge so they would be good and cold for you.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #2693
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Send him on over here.
Him: Why do you always ask where I'm going? Why do women do that?
Me: Because men seem to wander aimlessly like their brains are disconnected and they can't focus on anything longer than 5 minutes. We just don't want you to get lost.

...or maybe they just want to get away from all the questions!

And what is with the eggs problem?
Me: The eggs will be done in one minute.
Trap: walks out to the garden!
Me: HELLO? Where are you going? The eggs are almost done.
Trap: I'll be right back.
20 minutes later, I'm done eating and his food is cold--and he doesn't care that it's cold or that he gets to eat alone!

Clearly he's not bothered by a cold breakfast. ..and he gets to eat alone - no questions!

Future conversations about eggs.
Me: Your cold eggs will be cold in about 21 minutes. Why don't you go out to the garden for a while.
Trap: Okay.
Trap returns...
Trap: where are my fried eggs and toast?
Me: Oh I put them in the fridge so they would be good and cold for you.

No need to carry it to extremes.
They guy's take on things.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #2694
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Send him on over here.
Him: Why do you always ask where I'm going? Why do women do that?
Me: Because men seem to wander aimlessly like their brains are disconnected and they can't focus on anything longer than 5 minutes. We just don't want you to get lost.

And what is with the eggs problem?
Me: The eggs will be done in one minute.
Trap: walks out to the garden!
Me: HELLO? Where are you going? The eggs are almost done.
Trap: I'll be right back.
20 minutes later, I'm done eating and his food is cold--and he doesn't care that it's cold or that he gets to eat alone!

Future conversations about eggs.
Me: Your cold eggs will be cold in about 21 minutes. Why don't you go out to the garden for a while.
Trap: Okay.
Trap returns...
Trap: where are my fried eggs and toast?
Me: Oh I put them in the fridge so they would be good and cold for you.
I'd laugh, except I know that scene well too!
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They guy's take on things.
And Andy WHERE are you going?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #2696
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And Andy WHERE are you going?

AWAY.
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I can actually speak on this subject.

I used to call DH for meals and he would be on the computer. I would call sometimes up to three times and the food would be cold.

I started to call him earlier and it would work until he would catch on and would be longer and the food would get cold.

So, one day I decided to really get him. I got out all the preparations for lunch and put them on the counter unprepared in any way. I then called him to lunch and he took his sweet time. when he finally got to the kitchen there was a note on how to prepare it and that I was next door visiting our neighbour, call me when it is ready.

He made it, with just enough time to spare for work and we made a deal that I would call him 5 minutes before it was ready and he would be there on time. In fact now he often helps me get it ready.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #2699
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SO used to grill me when I called her to dinner. Are we ready to sit and eat? Have you rested/carved/etc. the meat? Etc.

I got tired of that real fast and told her from now on Ill call you once and once only. Come or don't come that's up to you.

I will give a 3 or 5 minute warning when appropriate.
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