RTW: “If they don’t find you handsome…”
Lane told me a saying back when we were first married that made me laugh: “If they don’t find you handsome, they’d better find you handy.” From then on, whenever Lane did some repair around our home, I’d remember that funny saying. When I repeated it, he would raise his eyebrows, as if I were saying he wasn’t handsome! So I just reminded him that he was the one who taught it to me!
He knows I think he is VERY handsome.
And he is also VERY handy.
While some people think that homemaking skills and handyman skills aren’t so important to teach at home, I totally disagree! Lane and I have had many experiences saving a LOT of money because of the skills I learned growing up in preparation to be a homemaker, as well as from the handyman skills he learned growing up in preparation to be a husband.
And so we’re happy to get to pass these skills on to our children.
I love how Lane involves the children in helping him. Nate knows a lot about fixing things in the home and yard along with other practical problem-solving skills because of Lane. I know that someone in the future is going to be pretty happy about that.
I’m not just talking about Nate!
P.S. Last Saturday also reminded me of how it’s the little things that make such a difference to me as a woman! When Lane and Nate fixed the broken spring on the oven door, rehung the tiles that had fallen off the wall above the oven, and re-grouted the tiles, I felt as if the kitchen had practically been remodeled! (And then the oven was pulled out so I could clean those grimy sides, too.) Little repairs are the best!