Wife Leaves Extensive Directions To Care For Baby, Husband Makes Hilarious Edits

by Maria Guido
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Wife leaves very detailed directions for husband when she leaves their infant child for the first time

When you go out of town, do you leave ridiculously extensive directives for your partner — sort of assuming they don’t know exactly how to care for the children? I’ve admittedly been guilty of this, leaving way too many directions for my partner if I go out of town for a few days. They usually involve medicine doses: as if he can’t just look at a bottle of Tylenol and figure it out on his own. I’m not proud.

One dad made notes on the directions his wife left for caring for their newborn when she went out of town for two days. He explains that they’re both first time parents of a three-month-old. I hope she has a sense of humor. He posted it to Reddit and the image on Imgur has been viewed nearly 650,000 times.

Nothing like some “humorous” grammatical notes to drive a first time nervous mother insane. Methinks this did not make her laugh.

Okay, are you getting a little annoyed on her behalf yet? No. Okay me either.

Now she’s sort of implying the family pet will starve to death if she’s not there, so she may deserve the Nintendo jab. We’re all guilty of micromanaging the household a little – aren’t we? And as a first time mom who’s leaving her baby for the first time, you can’t really expect anything less. He leaves her some “questions” at the end that she forgot to address:

One Reddit user commented with his own story, “Single page? ha I wish. My wife left me a 5 page Itinerary complete with POAs and Emergency information. I put the baby on the floor.” “Put the baby on the floor” is probably the best parenting advice out there. At least he can’t fall.

After other commenters begin to pick on his wife for being too controlling, he stands up for her (as he should) and admits he actually asked for the list. He also adds a message for his wife, who’s probably not thrilled with the laughs her husband is getting at her expense: “Hi wife! Don’t listen to the mean people on the Internet. They lurk and you know what they say, “opinions are like buttholes, everybody has one”. Enjoy your trip and see you Thursday.”

I don’t think he’ll be getting anymore helpful lists any time soon. Fend for yourself, sucker!

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