I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say NO!
Now I don’t know about your men, but my man never listens to me. I suppose it’s a “guy thing” because my two year old seems to make it his sole mission in life to ignore me as well these days. Getting back to my original point; my fiancé just does not listen to a word I say…case in point our conversation last night…the conversation went something like this:
Me: (doing the dishes, helping with homework, and instructing one child on the correct tooth brushing technique--simultaneously) Hey babe…can you change Kinley’s diaper…I think she may have a dirty one.
Jamie: (playing PS3, not looking up from the game to acknowledge I’ve even spoken to him, and ignoring me--simultaneously) Grumbles something I can’t quiet make out but sounds kinda like “In a minute”.
Me: (5 minutes later—still helping with homework, doing laundry, and contemplating the quickest way to give all of the kids a bath before I need to start my homework) Babe, Kin’s diaper…did you change it.
Jamie: (still ignoring me and playing PS3) Hmmm Imagetitinaminute. (Translation: I’ll get around to it eventually, probably after you’ve already changed the diaper yourself.)
Me: Never mind, I’ll do it myself.
Jamie: (Finally looking up) Thanks babe…you weren’t busy were you?
Oh not too much, maybe I imagined doing all of those things that you just SAW me do, maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me. Hmmm nope my hands are all pruny from dish water, one daughter now knows the correct technique for brushing her teeth, the washer and dryer are running full steam ahead (full of your dirty clothes no less), one daughter now knows what orbit, axis, and tilt mean, and your son is in the bathtub…I am pretty flippin sure I was actually doing something…and maybe, just maybe if you had actually LISTENED to me you would have known that.