Ella as she was dressed at the beginning of the night.

LET’S put it bluntly. Princess Kel, like many other wives out there I’d suggest, has a problem making decisions.

However, it’s an affliction which only seems to affect her under certain conditions. For example, say if Kel was the President of the USA and the world was on the brink of global warfare, she’d know what to do in an instant:  She’d assess the situation, look at the button marked “NUCLEAR’’ and make the right call.

Yet, put Kel in a fashion clothing store and ask her to go wild, she’d go through the entire store three times and still be unsure of what to do (seriously, I have spent an entire day shopping with her to see Kel buy just one item). The other day, normally a perfectly rational person, I saw her completely stress out over what to wear for a picture and change her top on several occasions.

Well, it appears it runs in the family and, as a bloke in a family with three girls, I fear the path that lies ahead. Princess Ella has gotten into the habit of getting out of a bed  early in the evening, deciding her pyjamas are not appropriate attire and donning something from her “dress ups’’ box.

Last night I got to tuck Ella in and here she is sound asleep wearing pink tights and her ballet dress. I tuck my tiny dancer under the covers. At 4.30am I hear a scream from Ella’s room: “Dddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddd’’. I run to her, only to be faced with a teary ballerina saying: “I can’t sleep without my pyjamas on’’.

Despite my pleas and having woken the whole household, Princess Ella does not settle till she changes completely BACK into her PJs. God help me. Like mother, like daughter.

Do you struggle with decision making?


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5 Responses to Lesson for Blokes No. 2: Oh No! It’s in the genes!

  1. Eloise says:

    I don’t sweat the small stuff so much but making a decision about the big stuff is almost impossible for me! I just can’t make up my mind. I write lists of pros and cons, I get a million opinions from friends/family/complete strangers, I analyse the seven billion possible outcomes from each option but I can never seem to find one alternative better than the other. Its a terrible habit of mine because then I end up making no decision at all, or just sticking with things as they are. I hope my boys do not inherit this particular trait from me haha

  2. Heehee. I’m dreadful when clothes shopping too. I wander around for ages unable to pick anything. I love the quote “I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not sure” 😀

  3. Caz says:

    Oh my goodness your little girl is to cute!! Love that story and I love that she screamed out Dadddy at night and not Mummy. How did Kellie get that to happen 🙂

  4. Glenys says:

    That is delightful, and having two boys completely foreign to me. It is a rare day indeed when I’m told “I want to wear the other jumper today” Yup that’s it. I can just grab anything out of the wardrobe and the boys will wear it.

  5. Glen says:

    There is at least one decision I wish I’d taken a little longer on…

    Too late to worry about that though, I’m married now and I’ll just have to live with it.

    Women can spend weeks shopping but never buy anything – it is just their way

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