10 Ways Your Husband Is Just Another Child


1. He gets so hungry on outings as a family, you give him the protein bar you keep for the kids in your purse for snack emergencies.

2. He would rather play video games than clean the garage or do any chores.

3. He’ll leave his underwear on the bathroom floor.

4. He forgets to hang up his towel.

5. He leaves his ice cream bar wrapper on the end table by the couch.

6. You have to remind him where things go in the kitchen.

7. He would rather stay up and watch a stupid TV show than go to bed at a reasonable hour.

8. When you ask him to take the garbage out, he rolls his eyes.

9. He needs to be reminded to not eat junk food when he goes out with his friends.

10. He stashes his brussel sprouts to the side of the plate hoping you won’t notice he didn’t eat them.


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  1. 1

    Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes says

    All true, except for n°10. He rather likes Brussels Sprouts.
    n°11 : he has a tantrum when his favorite shirt/socks/underwear/pants… are in the laundry and you need to forbid him from taking them out of the hamper because really NO you are not wearing that until the ketchup stain comes out!

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    Mary says

    Haha. My DH is the only one in the family who eats Brussels sprouts and loves them. He is also a neat freak. That being said, he does stay up too late watching tv, he does know where 75% of the kitchen stuff goes only because he will unload the dishwasher, he does not cook. But he does laugh about he doesn’t know where half the stuff in the house belongs. Even though everything is labeled.

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  3. 5

    Kristen Mae says

    My husband only does seven of those. (He doesn’t do numbers 2, 8, and 10.) Does that mean I’m lucky? Should I crack under the pressure and have a third child? Ohhhhhhhhhhhh NO. My hubs has other child-like habits that endear him to me as my third little (GIANT?) one… I wrote a blog post called “Only if I Grow a Second Set of Eyes, Honey…” about why two kids is enough… and my husband’s childlike antics is one of the primary reasons why this uterus is closed for business. ;)

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  4. 6

    Ava says

    Gotta say I’m lucky on this one- my husband does NONE if these and in fact I wish he would be less of a clean freak sometimes! I would say the way mine acts like a kid is acting cranky if not enough food or sleep

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    Jenny @ House Full of Pretty says

    Hilarious!! My husband totally scored an 8 on this one – apparently he’s not the only one who loves his brussel sprouts!

    And can I add:
    11. He can dunk a basketball with ease, yet seems to always miss the hamper with his dirty socks.
    12. His bed making skills are so poor, I’d rather it be left unmade.
    13. He’s 99% of the time pretty macho… until he gets sick and suddenly I’m married to a toddler.

    Still love you, honey! :)

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    • 14

      Scarlet says

      #13 – Yes! I was lying in bed hoping my intestines would just leave my body because that couldn’t feel worse than the way I was feeling when my husband said, “So I guess I have to take care of the kids.” I ended up crawling out of bed half an hour later. But karma’s a bitch. He got the same thing the next day (and of course was “dying”). He no longer makes remarks like that. Lesson learned.

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    Debbie says

    These are really good. However i have to say that i am pretty lucky, even though mine doesn’t cook. He could if he has too. You did leave 2 out thought. Pees on the floor at times. And if he loses something it is always up to you to find it.

    Thanks for the morning smiles!!!

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    Evin Cooper says

    Holy crap that’s great and so spot on.. I have to admit I went into this with pre-rolled eyes… but damn that’s all true – and I’m not even married, just shacked up. Let’s add “Pitches a fit when you tell him he can’t wear jeans to Grandma’s funeral”

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    exhaustomom says

    You forgot:

    11. Thinks farts are hysterical
    12. Thinks you can cook things without reading instructions
    13. Gets kids completely wound up before bed time
    14. “Tattles” on kids instead of handling situations by himself

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  9. 29

    Elizabeth says

    Whew… only 2 of those are true for my hubby. But I suppose I could add a couple more that apply for us. The first one that comes to mind is tuning me out when I am talking to him (more likely to happen if the TV is on)! Sheesh, I’m not that long winded… I just need 30 seconds of focus.

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  10. 30

    Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom says

    Wow, I lucked out because my hubby doesn’t fall into any of these categories. I couldn’t handle a lazy ass living in my house, so thank goodness he isn’t!!

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    Starla says

    11. Always asks, ‘Where is….? Have you seen my…?’ as a matter of fact, he just called me to ask me if his jacket was here at the house, yet tells the kids that their stuff is their responsibility.
    12. Def. Agree w a previous poster about when they’re sick. How is it that we can have the exact same illness and he’s bedridden for days while I am still up being Mom and taking care of the household chores?
    13. LOL just yesterday he called on his way home from work and asked what the kids had for after-school snack because he was hungry and wanted a snack before dinner.

    He is an involved Dad, even volunteers to coach football and baseball here in our community but bless his heart he hasn’t a clue how to run the house. If I were to go back to work, this place would crumble….QUICKLY!

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  12. 33

    Katia says

    Yes! 36 Year Old is a teenager. So I have an infant and a toddler and a teenager. I wake up to take care of the first two anytime between 4-6am but have to constantly go back upstairs and wake up the teenager, so he doesn’t lose his job. Thank you, felt therapeutic to get this off my chest.

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  13. 38

    Colleen says

    Sadly alot of this true. Mine gets super cranky and nasty when hungry. Leaves clothes all over the living room cause he gets too hot from the heat being on while playing that damn xbox. And proceeds to leave said clothes there over night cause hes half asleep when he makes it to bed which leads him to be cranky in the morning cause he didnt get enough sleep. its a vicious cycle.

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    Kerri @ Elbows Deep in Someone Elses's Sh*t says

    All of these are so true!! My husband is the pickiest eater in the house! And forget the underwear on the bathroom floor, he leaves a trail of clothes from the front door to the back bathroom because he HAS to take a shower as soon as he gets home. How do husbands even survive in the wild?!

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