Men, just like kids, (sometimes) don’t volunteer to take showers. Kids can be bribed with candy and TV time, but what about a husband that might not have showering at the forefront of his thinking?
Since we moved into a fixer-upper a couple years ago, we have learned really quickly that just about everything in our new house had to be fixed and with both of us working full-time, it would take a really (and I mean reaaally) long time. That is why every day after coming back from work, I deal with the kids and my dear handy husband puts on his construction hat and goes to work on the different areas of the house. What’s on the to-do list? Drywalling, patching, cutting, painting, wiring, electrical work – you name it. A couple of hours later, when my favorite construction worker comes back, dusty and maybe a little bit smelly, he always has the same question: should I take a shower first or sit down for 5 minutes and watch TV.
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Let me introduce you to the 3-step system I call
“Clean Husband – Happy Wife”
Step 1: Identify the problem
5 symptoms that your handy husband needs a shower now
- He is covered in dust.
- He smells funny, because he fixed a leaking toilet (or anything else).
- He just spent an extensive amount of time doing physical work or chasing kids at the playground.
- He is sweating right now and you can see it.
- He was on baby diaper duty.
Step 2: Find the right tool for the job
Do you know which soap can get the job done? You know that finding the right tools for each job is a half way to success. Right tools, just like best friends, will have your back for years to come. Don’ frustrate him with the soap that might not deliver the right results – go for the Irish Spring Signature for Men!
Step 3: Hand him the towel and enjoy a stink free husband
As I mentioned before, men, just like kids, don’t always volunteer to take showers. Since we can’t bribe him (like kids) with candy and TV time, we need a different way to motivate the man to put showering at the forefront of his thinking. I’d say tell him he won’t have dinner unless he bathes. I grew up hearing that the way to a man’s heart lies through his stomach, but maybe a clean as a whistle husband follows the same path.