What a different world it might be if you could employ the "The Fun Theory" in your own home to get your spouse to enjoy doing less desirable tasks.
Perhaps they would listen more intently, clean more vigorously or perhaps just take on chores with a much happier attitude. Wouldn't this change everything, and reduce the amount of bickering over every day annoyances??
In case you're unfamiliar with the concept of "The Fun Theory," please watch the video below.
As you can see, proper execution of The Fun Theory does indeed work.
So, let's take the next logical step and ask ourselves how we can use this concept in our every day lives. What would it mean to come up with ways to get my husband to want to clean the bathroom, or vacuum the floor? It would be an invaluable improvement to tackling our chore list... small changes that would ensure that my hubby has FUN doing things around the house. I bet that would change EVERYTHING!
So, I've compiled a list of things that I could possibly modify to provide a fun experience at home. I'm sure this list just scratches the surface.............
Every trash can would make a "swooshing" sound every time you deposit something (I bet I'd have a clutter free kitchen!)
Moving the vacuum back and forth would be just like strumming a guitar… there could even be colored buttons for different notes (imagine a Guitar Hero style vacuum!)
When the toilet seat is securely closed, audio would play of the crowd going wild
The interior of the toilet would have a tiny picture of his boss' face to ensure accuracy
There would be a television placed in the laundry room...that only keeps playing if there are clothes being put-in-to or taken-out-of the washer/dryer (this would likely be the only TV that gets the NFL network!)
The countertops would be wired with LED lights that would change color when scrubbing/cleaning pressure is applied
We all know how much men love to be entertained…it's about time we put their love of bells & whistles to good use!
What things would you modify around your home to bring the Fun Theory into your lives? Please share your ideas!
Michelle MacKenzie has been happily married for over 8 years and has been blogging about her annoying (ahem.... endearing) husband and all those frustrating differences between men & women for the last 2 1/2 years. You can find other entertaining stories about marriage and relationships at The Hubby Diaries blog http://thehubbydiaries.com.