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April 11, 2008

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Trudie

I need to get my SO to read this!

Jennifer H

Very clever, that husband of yours. I'd say that investment paid off. :-)

Nadine

EXCELLENT! I am SO emailing this post to my husband!

And I totally get the morning empty dishwasher situation. My goal is to empty it before 9. Otherwise, there will be dirty dishes all over the place.

kcinnova

What a creative way to show how much he appreciates you and recognizes the work you do!

I'm afraid I would have missed seeing the ring (esp. the one in the dryer!) but Mr. Fix-It obviously knows you very well...and he certainly fixed that "woe is me!" feeling you had, didn't he? Smart man. :)

I am not a morning person, either --and I'd prefer to sleep in to a saner hour of the morning-- but I now get up before 5AM and make sure that SuperDad has his coffee, protein shake & vitamins; then I hand him his packed breakfast and lunch bags before he starts his 2-hour commute. (He eats breakfast when he arrives at work.)
It's one way I can totally let him know how much I appreciate him.

myra

what a guy! i just love this story. he sounds so creative - it just takes a little something to jolt you out of the mundane and feel appreciated. he's a keeper. my dh is unloading the dishwasher right now, i must go hug him. :)

suburbancorrespondent

Gee, I'd better start doing my housework...

CircusKelli

Awwww... Amazing what you find when you clean, huh? :)

You know, if Hubs did stuff like that, I might actually ENJOY housework! :)

Great story!!

Janet

What a smart man!

debbie

I read this to my husband and seriously...he snorted! Then he said, "you want a dishwasher?"...and chuckling to himself, he walked back into the living room. If you read about a crazed American woman strangling her Japanese husband with computer cable, gather all you can from other bloggers and send bail money, please!!!

Does Mr. Fix-It have a brother I could borrow for a while?!?! :-D

Hilary

What a sweetie. It's not easy to find a way to make housework fun. Have you checked your vacuum bags lately? ;)

Suzanne

I LOVE it!
Makes all the crappy househould chores more worthwhile for you!
Gotta go check the litter box there could be a bouquet of flowers for me....

Smalltown Mom

Aaawwwww, what a great guy. I'm glad you didn't overlook the ring.

Ruth

How sweet! Too bad I wouldn't have thought of my hubby if that happened to me... I would've wondered whose ring my daughter accidentally swiped & put in her sippy cup! LOL (Or I would've not even seen it & put the dishwasher running!)

Fannie

Genius! Sheer Genius!

Jamie

Okay, *you* my friend really do have it figured out. You are an inspirational couple. I need to hang out with you more often (and bring Patrick along).

What a great picture of you and your (little) lovies.

Angie

That romantic gesture is oozing with so much sweetness that my teeth ache from reading this.

KEEP BELIEVING

Mrs. G.

I love your husband. But in the purest way. That is one of the sweetest dishwasher stories I have ever heard-a real domestic love story.

Tootsie Farklepants

So you're saying that your dishwasher hold sentimental value! What a sweetie man.

MamaBird

OMG i am getting teary! I love that pic of you! and the story. Lovely lovely lovely.

Green Girl

That IS romantic! What a great guy! And lucky you:)

CC

What a sweet, sweet, sweet guy!!! Almost makes dishes worth it! ;)

jenn

OMG... that is sooo sweet!! :) I think your hubby should teach classes to the other hubby's of the world!! and since I know the classes would fill up quickly I want to be the first one to sign up my wonderful but not all romantic or thoughtful-in-this-manner husband that occasionaly says really stupid things and does NOT know how to apologize for ANYTHING, and also is having a pretty active social life these days while I'm at home raising three children and feeling ~somtimes~ like a single parent!!! okay... I feel better now... thanks... and really that is beautiful!! You Mr. Fix-It... whatta good man!!!

hugs, Jenn

Grandy

This is awesome!! Mr. Fix-It sure fixed you, he did. I just shared this with my hubby. He thought it was pretty funny (while having the 'hope you're not expecting the same thing' look in his eye).

barbra

I just read your 100 Things post, and I no longer drink caffeine either! But also, there is an artist in San Clemente who paints quilts. I think you'd like her stuff. It's watercolor, but it looks like quilting. http://ww2.mollyart.com:81/ I have "Three Hearts!"

foolery

Since only my husband loads and unloads the dishwasher (I'm a hand-washer -- weird, I know) I guess it's up to me? Maybe I should hide a beer under a cup in the top rack.

Manic Mommy

Mr. Fix-it is Pavlov and we are the German Shepherds. I'd look for a ring every time I put in a glass. So sweet!

Claudia

Oh, he's a KEEPER that one. :)

Amy the Mom

Please direct your hubby to my hubby. That would be Steve@blackhawktile.com. That has got to be the most brilliant gesture I've ever heard of. What a guy!

Deb D

Awww - what a sweetie. I admit I have the same thoughts -even now it's only the two dogs I have to feed and medicate every morning. I should direct dh to this blog and maybe he'll get the hint.

Mary Alice

That is sooooo sweet. My guy is more of a "I got you snow tires so you wouldn't slide off the road and be killed" romantic.

Kristen

Wow. He is one smart man.
And can I just say how cute you all are in that photo.
The first thing I thought while reading your post was 3 kids in 4.5 years? Wow,that is just crazy!
Well, that is exactly what I will have in a couple months. 3 in 4.5 years. Yikes! And I have 2 older ones too. What was I thinking!?

Have a wonderful weekend,
Kristen

Kathy

Hi, I just stumbled into your blog via finslippy and this is so sweet. I am currently a child bride...I have had three kids in 4 and a half years (my oldest almost 5)...shall I be expecting a ring soon...how long will I have to wait??

amy

Jenn,

I have seen you around the blogospher. Thanks for commenting on my blog - I am so happy I came here. This was such a "feel good" type of story - just what I needed this morning! I can't believe you already have a son near college age as you look much to young!

Take care. I'll be back. =)

Dawn

That's awesome :) My husband knows me well enough to know I'd probably miss the ring being there :) Good on you for noticing!

JCK

Oh, this is a GOOD tale! What a clever and lovely gent, this husband of yours. And even lovelier that this is what you think of when you unload the dishwasher.

Cheri

Get out! No wonder you have such a pretty smile all the time.

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