I know you want to know the secret of how to get fired from ironing. I think just about anyone would want to know this. I understand that there are a few of you that find ironing therapeutic and would never want to be fired from that task, but I’m not one of them.
Or maybe you want to know how to get fired from washing dishes, vacuuming or changing & folding sheets?
Here is the secret.
Are you ready?
Step number one.
You have to be really bad at the task you wish to get fired from! Yes, really really bad.
OR you have to have a husband that has a super detailed Melancholy personality. He needs everything just right. Perfect.
You know what kind of person I’m talking about, right? The kind that if you iron for them, they expect no wrinkles. Jeeesh. So demanding!
I used to iron, and really I didn’t mind it most of the time. And yes, I did an ok job. But not perfect. And that’s ok that it wasn’t perfect. I mean who is perfect at anything anyways?
After a few years of doing this task, my husband finally fired me. He said he would do it himself!!
I hear your thoughts now, scheming on how to become bad at some of your household duties. Stop that!
I never intended to be fired from this. Even if it was something I didn’t like to do.
My husband is not the super demanding type either, so don’t go get that in your heads that he is an ogre!
Simply put, he likes a few things done just right, to his standards. I’m ok with that. I did offer to do better, but the best these days for ironing in our house is throwing it back in the dryer.
He decided this would be his task if he needed something ironed.
I whole-heartily believe in being his help-mate in as many things as I can do. I also work hard at trying to do things the way he likes for him. I like making him happy. He has always treated me like a queen. Even when I haven’t deserved it.
So I try to help him as best as possible.
If you know anything about personalities or even the love languages, then some of this may make sense to you.
You see my personality is a get-it-done-no-matter-how-it-gets-done type. The faster the better. I know what the end result is going to be, it just might not look the best, literally.
My love language is quality time and acts of service. So you see, when I don’t do a service well, it can get to me a bit. I do love to help others, especially my husband.
I have learned to relax a bit in life and realize that I don’t have to be in control of every little or big thing. Including ironing.
I’m not saying to give up or purposely quit doing housework, but it’s ok to not be perfect. It’s ok to ask for help. And don’t be offended if someone doesn’t like the way you do things. It has nothing to do with you as a person. It’s just the task.
That’s my story on how I got fired from ironing, and I’m sticking to it!
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