Ever since Dave and I bought our house we have tried to beautify it. Note the use of the word “we.” Dave is not a big fan of this word as in reality the “we” is mostly, if not all, “he” when it comes to home remodel. When I take credit for past work via a “we” it doesn’t bother him nearly as much as a suggestion for future work via a “we.” For example, I suggest “we should re-paint the bedroom this weekend!” (Note: the first time “we” painted the bedroom it was he who wanted to go for the subtle tan – and I who pushed for the apple green.) He always gives me a sideways glance in response to such suggestions, and says “we?”

Of course I’m not the only one in the family who uses and abuses the term “we.” Dave often declares “we really need to clean the house” or “when are we going to get going on dinner?” This is nothing short of a demand placed directly on me. So I’m curious – what is your favorite way to miss-use the word we? Or, what is your least favorite way someone uses “we” on you? Mine is definitely when my boss says “ok, let’s make a list of all the things we need to do.”


Christina said...

Haha! That is so funny & true. This week Jared was saying how he wanted Greyden to be potty-trained really young because he doesn't want to change big-kid diapers. Which I totally would love, but I was laughing because he RARELY changes diapers as it is. So, I'm not really sure how it would affect him. :)

sara said...

how about a picture of the pergola that "we" built? i'd love to see it, and how much of your yard it takes up. or is that a post in and of itself?