I hear all the time ‘Just have your husband do it’ or ‘Your husband can put that together’. My answer is always, ‘why?’ I usually get a weird look after that and end up changing the subject. Why have my husband put something together when I can do it myself? Don’t get me wrong, my husband can do it as well, but the gender lines have blurred and I am just as capable and even enjoy it sometimes.
Most women (at least that I know) would take one look at this manual and pass it off to the nearest testosterone filled body. This definitely made my eyes bug out at first but I looked at it again and well…
I’m really handy with screwdrivers (Phillips and Flathead), hammers, needle nose pliers, and even the occasional Allen wrench. I don’t know much about saws or anything fancy, and usually try to avoid those (best to stay away from dangerous tools if I don’t know how to use them!)
For our wedding, my husband and I got a couple of gifts from friends of ours. They were both on our registry and were: a Black & Decker hedge trimmer and a Hamilton Beach blender. I’m assuming that they thought the hedge trimmer was for my husband and the blender for me. That was SO not the case. I put the hedge trimmer for myself and was so excited when it arrived at our door! (By the way, it works amazing!)
While I like my dresses, clothes, shoes and shopping I’m also not afraid to pick up some tools and try to put something together (so long as it’s not too complicated!)