So, I’ll be the first to admit that I am totally spoiled. Ever since we’ve been homeowners my husband has taken on all the responsibility for the “outside” tasks of homeownership: lawn care, landscaping, cleaning the gutters, the house repairs that don’t require a professional, etc. But even more importantly (to me at least), is the fact that he also handles any and all math-related tasks, math having always been the bane of my existence.
He’s currently working on redoing the deck, and this time I’ve even helped a bit, in that I painted three boards in the time it took him to paint the other twenty-one. But mostly I’ve shown my support by asking questions, listening to reports of what’s been involved in each stage of the project, and celebrating each milestone reached.
It was all going so well, and then this happened:
Me: “So how’s the deck project going?”
My husband: “How much calculus do you remember?”
Me: “And…we’re done with support.”