Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My handy husband and not-so-handy me

One thing my mom appreciated about my husband is that he is quite the handyman. He could be counted upon to put on his work gloves and do things around the house -- fixing simple plumbing, for example, or doing simple repairs on small appliances. Unfortunately, the males in my family (my dad and brothers) were not very handy around the house.  It was my mom who was the all around handywoman.  My dad would rather hire somebody else to do the job.  Since I did not inherit  my mom's resourcefulness, I am so lucky that my husband more than makes up for this!  I love that we actually do complement each other very well.  I would like to think that I'm a better money manager.  I'm also a better writer, but he's a better photographer!  We also schedule our days in such a way that one of us has time to attend to the kids' activities, while the other is at work.  Ah, (married) life is generally good. :)


Grace Schauf said...

I just found your blog--thanks for sharing about your marriage and how nice it is that you complement each other. I think it's really important to share about the good and the bad about being married. Feel free to check out my website--would love to get your perspectives--I'm Filipino-American but have a lot of Chinese-Filipino relatives back home.

theworkingmom said...

Thanks so much for dropping by, Grace! I agree, marriage has its good and bad sides. It's great to find a mate who complements you. Things may not always be perfect, but as long as the love is there and both partners are willing to work things out, things will be ok.