December 27, 2008

Home Improvements Should Come with a Marriage Counselor

Why is it that any form of home improvement activity is a way to insight an argument in a couple? From painting a bedroom to adding onto a house, some marital conflict seems to follow. For example, tonight my DH and I were painting our DD's bedroom. From the onset of this simple task, I felt myself getting annoyed at his presence even when taping off the baseboards lol. Home Depot and Lowe's should have a marriage counselor for contract waiting at the checkout line when you leave with your various materials. The counselor could serve as a mediator or a voice of reason when you're thinking about shoving the paint brush where the sun doesn't shine or using the blue painters tape in ways it was not meant to be used. Nonetheless it amazes me how emotions run high as soon as the couple has the receipt in hand from your local home improvment store. 

My DH and I managed to not paint each other and are not drawing up divorce papers so I guess this round of home improvement has come and gone successfully. Just keep this in mind the next time you think "Hey honey, wanna make a run to Home Depot?"

1 comment:

  1. That's funny. Home improvements and painting are one area my husband has learned to leave me alone to do myself.