What not to do when tired and emotional

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.

Untangle necklaces

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?

  • http://kellyexeter.com.au Kelly Exeter

    Never try to put the cover of a quilt back on. This little job undoes me when life is sunshines and fairy kisses so you can only imagine what it does on the not-so-happy days!!

    • Mrs.Savage

      Oh yes, or fold a fitted sheet!

  • http://magnetoboldtoo.com Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    I laughed right through this because OMG YES.

  • Dr Bron

    Don’t try to peel a kilo of potatoes with a dodgy peeler. It just does your head in.

    • Mrs.Savage

      Oh god yes, I swapped the peeler for a sharp knife a long time ago – those plastic ones are useless!

      • Dr Bron

        Errrrrrrrrrr, no, I should not have a sharp knife if tired or emotional

  • Maxabella

    Oh yes, yes, yes… All of it. Although I suck at doing all these things when well rested too.

    And separating the laundry. When t and e (and sometimes, just when living) I just can’t do it. The whites can breed with the colours and to hell with it.