I sometimes wonder how hubby has got to the Senior Management position he is in.
Obviously, it is because I enable him to be a "bigwig" by organising the rest of his life. On the odd occasion he participates in the running of this family he demonstrates a complete lack of organisation, so I really do wonder how he manages to be so successful at work.
Take this example:
Months ago I suggested that we go away during Whit half term week. I have wanted to take daughter to Rome for ages and thought this would be a good time to go.
Hubby said, "I've got a standardising meeting in the middle of that week"
So Rome was out.
A couple of months later I suggested booking a cottage in England, one with WiFi, since he just needs to be on-line to do the standardising.
"Well, I'll be busy from that meeting onward, so no point booking a cottage for a week"
So, this week, I mooted the idea of Centre Parcs, in the Lake District, for the Bank Holiday weekend, returning two days before his meeting.
"Yeah, great, book it", he said.
So I did.
This morning he looked at his diary.
"Oh, I made a mistake", he said, "My standardising meeting isn't in half term, it's next week"
"So we could have gone to Rome?" I asked.