Anna26, your story about the jar of sauce made me laugh! I have a stand mixer that I use to knead bread dough and the bowl gets jammed on really tight every time I do that. I often can't get the bowl off and my husband always had to do it for me. Since this has all happened, I try and I try to get the darn bowl off. Sometimes my oldest son and I can do it if we work together. But, when my husband comes over and sees the bowl still attached to the mixer, he automatically takes it off. I hate that I can't do it myself!
And about you putting the bed together for your daughter, I have a similar story too. I've never minded mowing the lawn and have done it myself most times for years. I'm a bit compulsive about it because it makes me very happy to see it done! Part of that job for me, however, is edging and weed whipping around the swingset and garden beds. We have what I would call an "industrial strength", gas-powered weed whipper that I can't get started on my own for the life of me. It's also very heavy and so even once it's on, I have a very hard time using it. It was always a point of contention between my husband and I because I wanted it done when I was mowing and sometimes he would, and sometimes he wouldn't. I would get so mad. In any case, I've since gone out on my own and purchased a smaller, lighter, battery-powered weed whipper that I don't need any help with. I read the directions and put it together by myself, and I LOVE using it. A small thing, yes, but it gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Funny thing is, I don't know why I didn't do it years ago, instead of continuing to go back and forth with him about it. Again, hindsight is 20/20.
Blythe..yes I agree, though my husband used to and still does, mow the lawn. One of the things he also used to do though was mash the potatoes when dinner was ready. He always did it so much better than me, and I struggled with it as the worktops are a little too high for me. I hate that job!
Strange though how you can be so handy with a screwdriver and hammer, or garden equipment, but fail miserably at getting the lid off a jar or a bowl off the mixer..or mashing potatoes..lol.
One of the things I really like about being a member of this community is how every now and then you get a little bit of insight into people. Sharing little bits of daily life with each other makes you feel a bit more human somehow and takes away the focus of why we are all on here. It's such a refreshing thing to be able to laugh at something for a change. I like the way we all seem to be getting on (well, most of the time!) even though we don't know each other personally, and support each other.
You also tend to look out for particular names popping up, and notice when people are taking a break.
It would be great to think that perhaps in the long term future, new friendships could be forged for some people.
Anyway, I digress..as usual!!