Not So Much….Married To A Mechanically Disabled Man

AUTHOR: | POSTED: May 8, 2012 | COMMENTS: 3 Comments
CATEGORIES: Love This...Not So Much,

Carolyn Savage

I love my husband.  He is a wonderful provider for our family, an active and involved father to our kids, and a great life partner for me.  He puts up with all of my shortcomings…and they are plentiful.  One of my faults is my sometimes bitchy toned commentary regarding his mechanical inabilities.  You see, Sean is mechanically disabled.  He doesn’t know a Phillips from a flathead and can’t assemble anything…ANYTHING.  I used to think he was faking it so he could avoid the “honey-do” list, until our marriage counselor informed me that mechanical deficits in cognition are innate.  Apparently, he was born that way.  (I have to admit…I don’t totally by it.  I mean how much mechanical ability does it take to replace a toilet paper roll? Then again, the idea of doing a puzzle with MK sends him into a full-out panic.  So, maybe…)

Regardless of whether he can or can’t help his inability to figure out how things work, I get annoyed when he messes something up.  Unfortunately, my annoyance often leads to my bitchy toned commentary…which you will hear in the video below.

In order to understand my comments, I must also tell you this.  I’m coauthoring a mythical book with my sister-in-law, JoAnn.  She’s married to one of my husband’s brothers and over the years we’ve commiserated about their shortcomings when it comes to “how things work”.  Whenever there’s an incident that JoAnn or I have found worthy of sharing, we call one another and just say, “Chapter…(fill in the blank).  I won’t tell you the title of the book—it’s not nice.  I will tell you we are already on volume 2.  It’s going to be a series.

You should see what he did to the diaper genie.  Watch video here!

3 Comments on “ Not So Much….Married To A Mechanically Disabled Man ”

  • Annie | May 9th, 2012 12:16 am

    Hilarious!!! Love it!

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  • Kim B. | May 11th, 2012 9:58 pm

    I have a feeling you could do a pinterest page full of pictures like this!! Ha ha ha!

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