I know lots of people with Pinterest problems. Some are pining and pinning away. Others are simply passionately pinning! Some others are scared of the legal implications of Pinterest (They have some very valid points.). Some aren’t sure how it all works yet. Some try the Pinterest crafts and recipes with less than successful results (I’ve also seen evidence of beautiful results!). I often fall into the less than successful results category. I’m certainly guilty of occasionally pining as well as passionately pinning (I do try to be discriminating though) and have I ever mentioned (close to a million times already?) how I’m not crafty? However, I have an entirely different type of Pinterest problem. This problem also brings a bit of frustration. Let’s refer to my Pinterest problems as the practical husband and the picky family.
You know that pizza casserole that was all over Pinterest a few weeks back? I prepared it and guess what? Not one person in our family liked it! I have to be honest and say that I didn’t care much for it either but the practical casserole hating husband and picky boys are starting to rub off on me. I guess that tends to happen after a few years of marriage. I also had high hopes when I made this dish one night. Another miss for our family but we’re clearly in the minority according to the pins and comments on those two recipes! We do have the occasional Pinterest recipe hit which gives me just the excuse I need to keep on pinning These peanut butter pancakes scored high points with all of us and they come with a history lesson! I’ve learned with my picky family it’s best to keep it simple and separate (casseroles do not please them!). I just “pretend” cook many of the other dishes I find on Pinterest. Cleanup is much easier that way!
My other problem provides a bit more frustration. Let’s discuss the practical husband. I’m sure some of this problem also stems from my not being very craft inclined. I think perhaps they should have had me repeat the whole cutting, coloring, and pasting part of kindergarten. He calmly explains why the best Pinterest ideas would not really be practical. I think sometimes it’s also because he doesn’t want to do the project (he tends to take over my projects but that’s an entirely different topic for a different day!). So if I’m perusing Pinterest and he’s around, our conversations will go something along the lines of me saying, “Where do you think I can buy appliance paint?” What? “I saw the best idea on Pinterest to paint the refrigerator!” Then comes the look. It’s the I’m a contractor/I’ve been in lots of other homes and nobody really does that/I know how these products function and that sounds like a huge ordeal not to mention it won’t look nice after about 2 weeks of wear and tear from our family look. Then come the questions (or if you know my husband perhaps I should say the answers!): We are not painting our refrigerator. Every time you washed it, the paint would come off a bit and it’s going to look terrible. I also saw this which I thought would be perfect for the tiny bathroom we recently added to our bathroom where space is at a premium. The faucet handle hits liquid soap bottles causing them to fall on the floor. Our current solution is a bar of soap placed on the sink but I miss my liquid soap! “Hey, look at this!” Okay. “Do you think we could put something like that in our bathroom?” Why? SIGH “Because the soap keeps falling. We could put the soap there.” If you want a shelf in there, I can add a shelf but I’m not putting it above the toilet paper. I’m just going to “pretend” to complete my Pinterest projects. They’ll all look a lot better in my imagination anyway. One day I may just surprise my husband and take on one of these projects without consulting him.
So what’s your Pinterest problem? Oh, and if you want to see what I’m probably not cooking or creating, then…