Everyone has been saying that I should get my husband, Chris, to help me out more around the house. Even Chris himself has said I should be more assertive. So, around 8pm, I walked over to him and said, “There are two things that should be done right now: the laundry needs to be folded, and the dogs need to go out. Which one are you going to do?”
He looked at me like I literally was a different person than I had been before saying that…. then he took the dogs out while I folded the laundry.
I think I approached that the right way 🙂 Go figure, I took it from parenting advice: don’t ask an open-ended question, ask one that’s easy to answer. “What do you want for a snack?” is going to be more painful than “Would you like an apple or an orange for a snack?”