Sunday, October 23, 2011

When She's Ready To Put Her Shoes On That's When You Get Ready

There will be times in your relationship when you are going out for dinner, you are going out to the movies, or you are going out in general. It could be in the evening, on the weekend, in the days, or whenever. And guess what? Some people take longer to get ready than others (Surprise, surprise - I am sure you have noticed this. Guess who?). In most cases, she will take way longer than you will (Come on, I know you saw that coming). Now, in this case I suggest: When she's ready to put her shoes on, that's when you start to get ready. For me, I'm in and out and ready in less than 15 minutes. When she puts those shoes on there are many things she still needs to do. She needs to check herself, she still needs to debate whether she has the right outfit on, although she's already checked twice or three times or even four. So, it's a good rule of thumb, that when she's ready to put her shoes on, that's when you start to get ready. You can decide to already have had a shower at that point, depending upon how quick you think she's going to be. But otherwise, you could be sitting there watching TV or surfing on the computer, but as soon as those shoes go on you can start putting your pants on.

This is a good rule of thumb. Especially for people like me whose wife takes anywhere from an hour and a half to two - two if we are really going somewhere nice. Generally it is an hour and a half or one if it's a more spontaneous time we are going out. In general, this practice will save you from sitting there and waiting. Getting your shirt all crinkly or sweaty, or just in general waiting. Waiting is never a good idea because you will always be asking her to hurry up, or push her by phrases like "let's go. Let's go." This way you just sit back or lay back and watch TV and then just wait until her shoes go on to start putting your clothes on. It's a good situation for everyone, therefore everyone is happy.

Another fashion related tip that I want to share is this: Say yes to every suggestion that she makes when she is getting ready. Does this look good? Yes. Which looks good this one or this one? It's whatever you have on (that's the way I look at it). Because unless you want to be a fashion critic, or unless you want to always have to make that decision, then just make it easy on yourself. The first one is always the best. If it really truly looks bad then you should change your mind and instead give some advice. But I don't want to always make that decision all the time. I don't always want to be a fashion critic. I don't want to be responsible for any of her fashion related decisions. So, let her make them.

The only decision I seem to have a little input on is with her high heels. Because I know she will start complaining about walking in them after 30 minutes of leaving the house, or an hour, or however long it takes after leaving the house. So, make sure she's always got comfortable shoes with her or in the car or her purse. If you want to be out for a long day, let's say a ball game or any place that will require walking, the last thing you want to hear is your wife complaining about her feet hurting and then you have to leave early and cut the day short. This will happen if you are not careful. And even though you will ask her why she didn't think of that, the answer will always be the same, she just never thinks of it. So depending upon what your wife's habits are, it's up to you on how best to deal with them. Have fun going out and remember these tips.

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