My husband's powers of observation!

@hvedra (1623)
January 5, 2012 5:39am CST
Yesterday I took down the tree and decorations and packed them all away. The tree actually went back into the box it came in which is a first - usually they never fit back in. You would think that a six feet tall tree that was covered in red and gold decorations that has been in our living room for a month would be missed. Nope. He didn't notice at all and even said to me at one point, "Are we taking the tree down tonight?" If he doesn't notice that, it makes me wonder why I bother doing anything around here! Do the other members of your household notice when you change something?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
5 Jan 12
hahaha, he sounds so cute, I think you could get away with anything with him, go dress up in a little short nurses outfit and see if he notices....
5 Jan 12
And make sure you get some photos too, to post here we could all do with a good giggle to brighten the cold days !!!
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@hvedra (1623)
5 Jan 12
It's blowing a gale here! I'm thinking of sewing the duvet into a body suit
@celticeagle (115494)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jan 12
A perfect example of taking things for granted. After a while they just disappear into the background. I have done the same thing. Not with the tree but other things. And sometimes its because the other person has alot on their minds too. Be kind. It could be alot worse and he could not see or acknowledge you. hehe
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
5 Jan 12
There is no one around here to notice but me....with the exception of my six year old granddaugther...She notices everything.....and she doesn't like things to change at Grandmas! Yup....I get chewed if I move something of hers! lOL
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Just try to understand him. Maybe he is thinking during that time that he didn't noticed you took already and kept the Christmas tree back to the box. For me I notice directly when there is change in our house since it is just small that you can notice right away.
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@webearn99 (1744)
• India
5 Jan 12
Your husband suffers from what is called "Post-Holiday-Work-Place-Pending-Work-Mountain-Phobia-Induced-Stress". The general symptoms are, a dazed look, an aversion to application of mind and finally the inability to come to terms with reality of everyday life. This is a very common condition with any household all over the world. Nothing to worry about, he will recover as soon as he totals the expenditure incurred. But then you will start having "I-Slaved-Through-The-Holidays-And-After-The-Holidays-And-Now-I-Have-To-Slave-To-Save" fits. Common enough again, nothing to lose sleep about. Happens all the time and at all the places, known to the married mankind. As for "Do the other members of your household notice when you change something?" I am a man, so what do you think?
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@carolscash (9502)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Are you married to my husband? LOL!! I usually don't take our tree down before the new year and I done it just a couple of days after Christmas. He didn't say anything and once I said something about it, he acted surprised and said he didn't even notice. I wanted to scream, but I just laughed at how they really don't have a clue what a woman does in a day at home.
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5 Jan 12
I think men in general don't look at things until they need them as a reference point, I know I can walk around the house an miss a sleeping child until I start to wonder why it's so quiet. I wonder if he's just used to seeing your house without the tree and now it's back to normal it fits his mental image.
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