We’ve all heard of the honey-do list. I hate the term because it comes with a negative connotation that doesn’t seem to apply to my marriage. I don’t come home from work or from wherever I’ve been to find a list of demands from my wife. That’s not how our marriage works, but my wife does have little projects she’d like me to complete and I do get reminders about them every once in a while.
Projects haven’t exactly been my strong suit over the last five years and I think that has a lot to do with my wanting to make up for how much I was gone when I was in law school. I wasn’t around much during law school and my law school needs always took priority over whatever else was going on with our family. Taking that attitude into law school nearly cost me my marriage and so when I made changes to my marriage putting family first was one of those changes. Ever since then taking time away from my family when I’m not at work so I can do projects is hard to do. And, truthfully, there’s also a bit of a laziness element that factors into that equation as well, and as a result many of the projects I’ve started over the past five years have taken months or years to complete.
Laziness and marital changes be damned, there are things that my wife needs me to get done around the house and she’s needed those things done for, well, the last four years. Here are 8 projects my wife wants done yesterday:
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