As your wife gets older....

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  1. moseying_stoner
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    As your wife gets older, be patient with her. It is important for
    men to remember, that as women grow older it becomes harder
    for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as they
    did when they were younger. When men notice this, they should
    try not to yell at their spouses.

    My name is, Bob... Let me relate how I handled the situation with
    my wife, Nancy. When I was laid off from my consulting job and
    took early retirement in April, it became necessary for Nancy to
    get a full-time job, both for extra income and for the health
    benefits that we needed.

    It was shortly after she started working that I noticed that she
    was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from fishing
    or hunting about the same time she gets home from work.
    Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says
    that she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts
    dinner. I try not to yell. Instead, I tell her to take her time and
    just wake me when she finally does get dinner on the table.

    She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. Now,
    it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after
    dinner. I do what I can by reminding her several times each
    evening that they aren't cleaning themselves. I know she
    appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them
    done before she goes to bed.

    Now that she is older, she does seem to get tired so much more
    quickly. Our washer and dryer are in the basement. Sometimes
    she says she just can't make another trip down those steps. I
    don't make a big issue of this; as she finishes up the laundry the
    next evening, I'm willing to overlook it. Not only that, but unless I
    need something ironed to wear to the Monday lodge meeting, or
    to Wednesday's or Saturday's poker club, or to Tuesday's or
    Thursday's bowling, or something like that, I will tell her to wait
    until the next evening to do the ironing. This gives her a little
    more time to do some of those odds and ends things, like
    shampooing the dog, vacuuming or dusting.

    Also, if I had a really good day of fishing, this allows her to
    gut and scale the fish at a more leisurely pace. Nancy is starting
    to complain a little, occasionally. For example, she will say that
    it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during
    her lunch hour. In spite of her complaining, I continue to try to
    offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even
    three days. That way she won't have to rush so much.

    I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then
    wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). When doing
    simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods.
    She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing
    the yard. I try not to embarrass her when she needs these little
    extra rest breaks. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of
    freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long
    as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for
    me too, then take her break by the hammock so she can talk with
    me until I fall asleep.

    I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support
    Nancy on a daily basis. I'm not saying that my ability to show this
    much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some
    will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do, how
    frustrating women can become as they get older.

    However, guys, even if you just yell at your wife a little less
    often because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well
    worthwhile.



    Signed, Bob
     
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    This isn't even funny.:D
     
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    I hope "Bob" is short for Bobbit.

    I'd be surprised if this guy is still walking around with his Johnson. :D
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA (breath) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    ima have to try that one!
     
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    you, sir[ ?]. would be the one and same person that I warned my daughter about. And that if she ever got tangled up with the likes of you though no fault of her own I would have to use my gun, my 12 acres of back yard and a shovel. In that order! on YOU!
     
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    TTT :)


    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    You are absolutely right...its hysterical!! :poke: :laugh:
     
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    Whaaat? ? ?

    Sounds like a pretty considerate fella to me.
     
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    Don't start.
     

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