Assemble furniture that involves an allen key
I don’t need to go there do I? All I can say is you haven’t lived until you’ve spent two hours putting together a desk only to realise one panel is back to front. Add no sleep or an equally matching-in-emotional-state spouse and you have the exact recipe for someone leaving the house in a huff.
I have a fine gold necklace that I love. It lives in its own little pouch and I don’t know what it gets up to in there but I can only surmise that someone plays with it when I’m not watching. I would wear it more often but I know that would involve twenty minutes of untangling thirteen different knots and cursing “whoever has been playing with my necklace!!”
Put a cover on a couch
I wash these
arseho covers in cold water. I hang dry them. So why is it that every time I put them back on the couch it feels like someone swapped them for a size too small? I might have actually shed real tears while trying to do this last week on three hours sleep.
Thread a drawstring through a waistband
I know there is supposed to be a special way of doing this with a safety pin or a pen but I can never remember so I just stopped buying things with drawstrings.
Let your children have free reign with play dough
My son loves watching YouTube clips of playdough, in particular one involving an ice-cream making machine set to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. I’m not sure if it was the terrible, yet annoyingly catchy, music but in a moment of weakness I decided to buy him said machine. If you happen to swing by my house before the next recycle-bin collection day, you can pick yourself one up for free.
Have you got any more tips on what to avoid when tired or emotional?