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Not That I Care AT ALL, But It's Funny...
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Mike The Great can do many wonderful things.

He's the sort who can clean up a cat hairball and two dirty diapers in under five minutes flat and not even think about complaining about it.

He prays. Lots more than you'd  think.

He can whip up a dinner out of thin air that ALL the kids will eat. In no time.

He can talk to someone for a few minutes and almost immediately know what they need to do financially to ensure that their savings are safe, will grow, and not be fettered away by children.

He can tell you what companies and policies and products are the best for a given client, almost always right off the top of his head.

He can flatter me. effortlessly.

And... yet. Yet there is this one thing. Mike the Great simply cannot do this one thing. It's not a big deal. Not really. Not compared to all of his other abilities. But it's baffling. Why such a financial genius and amazing dad can conquer business and parenting with ease, and yet...


This is impossible for him. Isn't that weird?

(The brownies were worth the FedEx guy's time. Totally.)

Updated to add: I REFUSE to have another confusing post so soon! It's the toilet paper, y'all. The toilet paper that must go on the floor NEXT to the potty because it's TOO HARD to stick it on the holder thing-y. It's not that the potty lid is open. But yea to Lauren and Geekwif for actually closing their toilet lids. That doesn't occur to me unless i need to stand on it for some reason. Which does, yes, happen. Wow to y'all though!

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Stephanie Said:

You have a great guy there and your story is really funny. Ya know what bugs me is when someone puts the tp on backwards:o. Hey my hubby and I are going to a financial seminar next weekend, Crown Financial Ministries. Ask your hubby if he thinks this is a good idea if you don't mind:) Great post though, as always:))

on Mar 11, 2006 7:43:37 PM

Another really priceless post! Thanks, too, for stopping by www.prayingforaprodigal.blogspot.com

You are welcome anytime!


on Mar 11, 2006 7:51:24 PM
Kdubs Said:

I think they learn this somewhere along the way to becoming a man. My hubby is amazing, and does the SAME thing. LOLOL.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:01:22 PM
Geekwif Said:

This is hilarious and a little scary. Not more than 5 minutes ago I walked past the bathroom and smiled, counting myself blessed that my hubby is one of very few men who never forget to put down the seat cover. I do feel for you and all the women whose husbands don't claim this talent.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:02:12 PM
Lauren Said:

I'm confused, is it the lid that causes him problems or replacing the toilet paper? Or both?

on Mar 11, 2006 8:08:07 PM
flipflop Said:

It's the simple things in life that gets ya.

ps...How do they know how to cook a meal from nothing that taste like it was made in heaven. I've stood and watched (in amazement). I still can't do it. I'm clueless.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:46:09 PM
Geekwif Said:

Well, at least now it's not so scary weird! You know, because of the whole me having just walked by my bathroom and noticed the seat down thing...ah nevermind.

I thought it was strange that you had a roll of tp on the floor. (rolls eyes and hits self on side of head)

It's been a long week. You'll have to forgive my lack of noticing the obvious.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:48:43 PM
boomama Said:

My sweet husband also suffers from the inability to put the toilet paper on the roll. He'll put in on the floor, on the tank, or - my favorite - gingerly balanced on the old, empty roll. He's completely detail-oriented with his work, but with the toilet paper? Not so much. Funny creatures, these husband people.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:50:04 PM

I caught the toilet paper thing. I feel so smart. Sadly, I think I caught it because I do the same thing.

Please still visit my site. I'm very likeable in many other respects.

on Mar 11, 2006 8:55:32 PM
Angi Said:

Sounds like a great man, mine has yet to master any of those things.

For now, I just wish my 6 men would just learn to lift the lid.

on Mar 11, 2006 9:08:05 PM
Jlo Said:

Now I have to chime in for my fellow man....first of all it's not such a big deal. Men have done this all of their lives. The sooner you females accept it the sooner we can get on to the real work at hand (changing diapers, cooking meals for the kids and oh yeah.....closing all of the big deals).

The potty is just not that important in the mind of the cave man. After all, it's a place to "potty" no matter how much "potpourri" you put in there.

My advise...hire a maid!!!

on Mar 11, 2006 9:13:57 PM
Jlo Said:

Oh yeah, and me best financial advise to give.....spend less and save more. CASH is king!!

on Mar 11, 2006 9:15:16 PM
Heth Said:

And your holder thingy looks like a pretty darn easy one. Just slip it on right? You don't have to mess with the spring loaded cylinder thing that so many of them have.

We don't use holders here. Just a roll on the back of the toilet. Pretty high tech huh?!

on Mar 11, 2006 10:15:00 PM
Shannon Said:

Oops. In our family I'm the one who neglects to put the toilet paper on the roll, while super-efficient Hubs always remembers.

on Mar 11, 2006 10:17:30 PM
Lauren Said:

Oh, so glad you cleared that up. I too noticed your tp holder didn't look like it required written instructions.

Okay, here's the deal breaker - How's he with putting on the toothpaste cap?

on Mar 11, 2006 10:36:28 PM
Julie Said:

I swear this has something to do with testosterone. My DH is the same way. His favorite spot to put the new roll is right on top of the cardboard of the empty roll. I mean come on. If they're using toilet paper, they're obviously sitting so what's the rush. Change it while you're doing your thing. You'd think he would have learned this in the Army at least. What are they teaching our young men???

on Mar 11, 2006 11:22:48 PM
Patrick B Said:

Could be worse. At my house you are lucky if the new rolls make it to the bathroom. Nothings worse than reaching for a new roll and realizing they are still in the kitchen in the bag they were brought home in.

on Mar 11, 2006 11:51:49 PM
Diane Said:

My dear hubby is guilty of leaving the new roll of tp in the floor, too. But he has good qualities that balance out the bad habit of leaving the tp in the floor......Ladies, HE DOES DISHES.......He honest to Pete does dishes!! I am more than willing to pick up a roll of tp from the floor occasionally for a guy who will do dishes. :)

on Mar 12, 2006 12:06:39 AM
chelle Said:

LMAO! That was an awesome read!

on Mar 12, 2006 1:30:24 AM
Ficklechick Said:

I've got a husband, two boys and two girls. None of them has every put the tp on the roll!

I have a friend that just gave up and hung a cute wire basket where the holder goes. She threw a few rolls in the basket and called it a day. I think she's a genius!

on Mar 12, 2006 2:07:23 AM
Stacey Said:

I knew right away what you were talking about. My husband on the other hand walked in and said "what he didn't put the lid down?"
Ugh... it's totally a guy thing!!

I'm trying to get my little guys on the right path now. My oldest yelled from the bathroom with extreme pride the other day "I did it Mom, I got the TP on the rolling thing!" It was a proud day for Moms everywhere!!

on Mar 12, 2006 9:04:57 AM
alyson Said:

Thanks for stopping by my site. As for the tp thing I think it has something to do with the Y chromosome. There must be a special gene tha is turned off on most men. Most not all. My husand has his turned off

on Mar 12, 2006 10:29:15 AM
Carrie Said:

But there is still paper on the hanging roll! Looks to me like he was being sweet by getting out a roll to go up next. It would be wasteful to throw out a roll that still has a sheet or two left (and hence, not wise fianacially). Geez, Kels, give the guy a break!

on Mar 12, 2006 12:45:03 PM
Faith Said:

What's NOT funny is falling in the toilet at 3am because hubby left the seat up.

I was really tired and I didn't turn on the light.

on Mar 12, 2006 1:47:31 PM
Addie Said:

I'm just happy to have the seat down. I grew up with a dad and two brothers who didn't put the seat down. That is so unpleasant to sit down on by accident!!! After I got married, I thought Ben was a freak of nature when he put the seat down every time.

With three girls, I have to run around and check all the bathrooms after my dad and brothers come over for a visit. Those little princess' might go into shock if their little booties fell in!

But toilet paper....uh, no. And Oprah timed it ya'll, it took like five seconds. She announced that to the nation last year. ;-)

on Mar 12, 2006 3:51:11 PM