i have learnt this lesson the hard way - if you want something done do it yourself! you know the travel plug/keys/phone charger is right in front of him but he is never going to find it so you will still have to look for it later and tidy up the mess he made!
I was just trying to involve him in the packing process instead of hime sitting there likealazyshit "not involved"
So i thinks "what is the simplest non important job that if he fecks up ti doesnt matter?"...I know darling could you find the travel plug for me please, that would be really helpful (im talking to an adult you do realise this dont you)I mean i have had to relieve the DC's of one of their helpful tasks just so he can "get involved"
Really I should have left him on the couch watching the footie!!!!! he has all the kitchen drawers emptied out and you can bet they wont all go back tidy <<bangs head on wall>> Stupid Stupid me
twinset...that was my contingency plan ...but he is on a mission now to find it, it is now more important than the holy grail!!!...oh dont worry, we shant fall out over it, i will hide his passport if we do <<cackles>>
Comes from a book I read in desperation (had read everything else in the house, including the back of the shampoo bottle) that was given to me called 'Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps' or something equally irritating - cos I CAN read bloody maps, and build flat-pack furniture, and parallel park etc etc etc... But anyway.
I read it, and it turns out there may be evolutionary reasons why men can't find stuff. Apparently, we haven't evolved that much really and they're still programmed to look for the antelope on the horizon, while women have better peripheral vision for finding all those tasty berries and spotting the snake about the throttle our DCs.
So - when DP can't see what's in front of his farking nose, we laugh (through gritted teeth) and say the antelope was sitting on it.
Now, although it ticks me off that it somehow turns out to be my responsibility to make sure we're ready for, well, anything really, when it comes to holiday packing, DP assembles his stuff, I assemble everything else, and he does most of the actual packing thereby avoiding the need for him to look for anything.
To be fair, he does travel a lot for work and therefore is a better packer than most people I know.