Let the Man Work

The other day my husband came home from work and noticed that something was wrong with his headlight. We had dinner, and then he went directly outside and started working on his truck. Kevin had a long day, cooked dinner, and still wanted to go outside and work.

At that point I knew to just leave the man to his tools and his truck. I don't know if it is because we have been married for 11 years, or that I can just smell the testosterone in the air. I knew that he needed to do work. He needed to do work with his hands, and to see the fruit of his labor. He works inside all day. For a man that started his career as a C130 crew-chief in the Air Force, it can be a stress reliever to work with his hands, outside, with tools.

My oldest son was right there with him soaking up every moment and learning and asking questions as fast as Kevin could answer. I count that as a form of male bonding, and I then decided to get them a cool beverage and return to the air conditioning.

Does your man need time to work on a project, with tools, or be outside in the great outdoors?

Enjoying the A/C,



  1. Wow, sounds like you have yourself a perfect husband. I've never met a man who is so willing to work :-p


    1. He is pretty perfect. That's why I had to snatch him up at such an young age. Lol

      I visited your site and it is lovely, and your daughter is adorable.