Friday, July 14, 2006

A woman's work...

I don't know if you've ever seen these pictures, but...worth a laugh, I guess? It makes me feel lucky to have a husband who is thoughtful enough to carry most of the beer and haul home the huge bail of sticks on HIS back!


7 comments:

Tasha said...

I've never seen those...I must say, as women, how do we do it to ourselves? At what point do the women in those pictures say "What is wrong with this (literal or figurative) picture?"

Maybe more relevant to our experiences, since I am quite sure I will never be asked to schlep a bail of hay (though I do LOVE the word schlep), how do we expect our husbands to intuit what we need, not tell them, then get mad at them when our burdens get too heavy? All because we have not communicated that we need some help? Hmm?

TX Girl said...

I was totally confused at the pictures. I agree with you.. we are so lucky he carries the beer.

I think Tasha hit the nail on the head- Why do we do it to ourselves and refuse to communicate when we have reached our limit? I do that fairly regularly.

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TX Girl said...

By the way, I keep forgetting to tell you that I get a total kick out of seeing your blog title. It is very clever. My girlfriend reads that book almost every year and always has it on her top 10 list of books. I keep thinking about it, but always get sidetracked. Now whenever I see your blog I think- oh yeah.

Jordan said...

Tasha, you made a good point that I didn't even think of! That the women in these pictures are just as at fault, it goes to show that I am all too often of victimizing myself.

Lara, you MUST read the book, I've only read it twice but Stegner writes women so well, it is a wonderful read.

Shwna B. said...

I didn't really study the pictures myself. I just saw them and started laughing! Maybe I should be more of a deep thinker! I am supposed to be writing my youth conference presentaion, but had to take a little break, so I jumped over to your place and had a nice little chuckle.

O.k, back to work.

No, wait - Jordan, have your read Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety? It's on our book club list here.

I'm stalling.... o.k., here I go ....

Jordan said...

Yes, Shawna, I have read Crossing To Safety, another great read. It is all about these couples that are friends and how their lives are intertwined. Very illuminating.