I lived alone many years of my life which taught me to do all the things our culture used to (and my grandparents still do) presume are a man’s job. Which is a good thing because even though I live in a house with four boys (including my husband) I still do all those “manly jobs.”
10 Things A Real Woman Doesn’t Need A Man To Do For Her:
1. Teach Your Kids Sports
You don’t have to be great at a sport, or even good, to teach your kids. Pick up a ball or stick, or whatever the heck the sport they love requires, and get your bad self out there and play. You will be making them better and strengthening your relationship at the same time. Heck, you might even learn a thing or two from your kids.
2. Change a Tire
Like everything, it’s only scary because you’ve never tried it. Get yourself a jack and a YouTube tutorial. Swing by Sam’s Club to get a check of the tread and pressure of your tires to ensure you never need to actually use a jack on the side of the road.
3. Use a Grill
Trust me. This one is easy. You turn the knob until it lights, let the thing heat up to medium and throw on the food. Learn to use a grill. Pro tip: Just because you CAN do it doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it.
4. Use a Plunger
I have three boys. If I had a dollar for every time I unclogged a toilet I would be rich. Actually I would still be broke because I have two kids heading to college this fall, but I would be less broke. Learn to use a plunger. It isn’t hard. Just gross.
5. Use Jumper Cables
Always have jumper cables in your car and know how to use them. They aren’t difficult to use, just a little unnerving with that whole sparks flying and my hair could catch on fire thing. A quick search of the internet shows you exactly which clamp to clamp onto which thingymajigger. You don’t have to know the proper terms, just where to clamp it. You can get the cables and all of your auto needs at a great price using your Sam’s Club membership. If you just can’t figure it out, you can always call Sam’s Club roadside assistance and they can do it for you.
6. Mow the Lawn
I love the smell of fresh cut grass and I love to mow the lawn. You know why? No one bothers me. If they do, I might ask them to help. The second that mower starts up my three boys head to their favorite hiding spot. So one blessed day every weekend I mow the lawn with a gait that would make a snail look like he was running.
7. Make Money
While I enjoy having a two-income home, I have spent much of my life living off only the money I made.
8. Assemble Furniture
This one is so simple. Read the instructions. Want to find out how solid your relationship is? Assemble a piece of furniture with your significant other. You’ll find out all sorts of interesting things about the way the two of you communicate.
9. Change the Oil
I don’t mean actually change it yourself. Waste of time. Take it in to Sam’s Club and have it done by a professional while you peruse all your friends’ perfect lives on Facebook. Time well spent.
10. How to Change a Fuse
Hair dryers and fuses are mortal enemies. Know where your fuse box is, know how to trip a fuse and know how to replace one. The only thing more terrifying than a pitch black house is not being able to blow dry the second half of your hair.
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