There is a definite "dash" of real good, wholesome family values intertwined into each show, giving us all a tender exhortation to make those normal, every day fights and fun, into valueable and treasured moments. I appreciate how "real" the issues are and how positive the solutions are portayed. If you have never seen the programme, I would encourage you to take a look... you might even enjoy it.
It´s those little details around the house that drive us wives nuts like: hooks where the screws have fallen out or made the hole so big that they turn around and no longer remain stable. I had two such hooks in our entrance way. The hooks had consquently fallen off and were awaiting solution in the kitchen drawer. That of course is a dangerous place for them to be...as the classic quote says , "out of sight, out of mind" states, because subsequently the man about the house continues to live in obliviance to the screaming need to put those hooks back on. He doesn't notice of course that the coats, hats and bags are swamping the only 3 remaining hooks on the wall!!!!
So out comes "super DIY wife" to the rescue... because she can´t stand it any longer.....haha (anyone identify?) I have seen DH fixing a hole in similar conditions before: filling it up with wood glue, waiting the alloted time and re-screwing the hook and voilá....fixed. So, I thought, that´s not too hard, I can do that!
So that´s exactly what I did.....and..... it worked fantastic......as good as new..... Man, did my chest swell! Didn´t I wish my Dad could have seen it! Yes! Not only did I fix those hooks, I even did No 3's set of drawers following the same system, and now the handles aren't falling off!
Hey, it´s just a little thing, in the light of eternity....but isn´t it those little things that can bug you to death and create havoc in family life? I mean, people get divorced over the issue of where they squeeze the toothpaste, right? The bible says:
the little foxes, that ruin the vineyards,
our vineyards that our in bloom.
Song of songs 2:15
(actually said by the "lover"!!!!)
May we watch out for those little things that want to ruin our "vineyards". It's those small things that steal and maybe not the bigs things, as we often may believe!