Wife: “Can you get this in there?”
Me: “I can try.”
Me: “I don’t think it fits.”
Wife: “Do you need a bigger one?”
Me: “NO! It’s already too big for the hole. If anything, I need a smaller one.”
Wife: “Are you sure you’re putting it in the right hole?”
Me: “I’ve done this enough, I think I know which one it goes in.”
Wife: “Can’t you get it in the hole?”
Me: “I’m trying, DAMNIT! This might be easier if there was some hair around the hole.”
Wife: “Har Har. Just let me do it.” *reaches*
Me: “Do NOT touch my tool! I am DOING this!”
Wife: “Can I at least help you?”
Me: “Fine. You pull this out and hold it, while I screw it in.”
Me: “Hold it! Hold it! It’s almost in!”
Wife: “You did it! Good job honey!”
We had that conversation while trying to fix the 2 yr olds glasses.
That particular time it was replacing a missing screw that holds the springy side earpiece on.
It’s always something. Both my 2 & 6 yr old have glasses. One pair gets broken in some sort at least once a week. The people at the eyeglasses place know us on a first name basis (probably a few choice names behind our back too.)
My kids don’t play rough or any rougher than other kids their age.
We have always been good about making sure glasses are put up when taken off, or taking them off before certain play activities that don’t require eyesight and which might damage them.
We also pay extra for the extra protection and the extra bendy unbreakable glasses/frames. (Which HAS to be a racket. The freaking technician guy broke a pair while showing us how unbreakable they were. “These frames are so flexible, they won’t break even if they do this…*break*…ooops. Never seen them do that before.”)
Still, my kids find a way to destroy the invincible, it seems.
This current time, there was no home repairing.
So, I took them to the place on my lunch hour today.
As I walk up with broken glasses in hand, I see a sign on the door that says, “Our Office Is Closed for Lunch. We will reopen at 2:20”.
WTF eye doctor?
Who takes lunch at that time? Why come back at 2:20? Hell, why even come back at all, at that point in the day.
But twenty minutes after two? Seriously? Not 2:15? Or 2:30?
I’m guessing this was based on appt times or something. Oh well, I’ll just drop them off after work.
I hope I can make it there before they close at 6:13pm.