If you give your husband a truck…

If you give your husband a truck - www.alliepottswrites.com
Inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If you give a ___ a ___ books

If you give your husband a truck (or SUV with 4 wheel drive), he’s going to want to take it off-roading.

When he looks for places to go off-roading, he’s going to locate an accessible beach.

He’ll want to spend the whole weekend there, so he’ll want to invite his friends.

He’ll call them all and start to plan.

When he’s making his plan, he’ll realize they’ll need food to eat. Thinking about the food will make him think about how they will store and prepare it.

He’ll want to bring a grill.

You’ll have to get some charcoal

and a cooler (or two).

Moving Day
Not our car, but not far off. Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com

Of course, he’ll also want to try everything out before his trip.

He’ll ask you to taste test his recipes.

He’ll hit a home run.

Then we’ll all do a happy dance to celebrate.

Dancing after eating so much food will be uncomfortable, so he’ll want to lie down to digest.

He’ll probably start thinking of how much space his and his buddies’ supplies will take up and how uncomfortable the ride will be.

He’ll have to get a trailer hitch.

He’ll see how much room he now has to play with and he’ll think of ways to fill it.

Then he’ll discover a thing called a chuck box.

He’ll find some wood and want to make one himself.

You’ll watch him get hooks, hinges, and a tiny working sink.

When the chuck box is finished,

… when the chuck box is finished…

… when two months of weekends spent in the garage have passed and the chuck box is still not finished,

you both will want to get out of the house.

Wanting to get out of the house will cause him to spend more time thinking places his truck can take you.

And chances are,

if he thinks about his truck (or SUV),

he’ll want to take it off-roading.

Our Chuck Box - www.alliepottswrites.com
The work in progress. Seriously, it has a kitchen sink.

27 thoughts on “If you give your husband a truck…

  1. There is creativity, and then there is CREATIVITY. This enterprise looks way too fancy to have happened by accident. A creative muse have taken over your husband’s soul. Kind of cool, though.

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    1. If by creative muse you mean desperate effort to escape the children crazies caused by being housebound due to endless winter and spring rains under the guise of dangerous power tool use, then yes, you may be right. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am sure the final product will be lovely. The sink is pretty cool. I just don’t know how he is going to lift it all onto the hitch.

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  2. Allie, I enjoyed this clever take on the โ€œIf You Give A Mouse A Cookieโ€ book series. Sounds like it was going well until the chuck box. We have all been there…stuck in one phase of a project that halts all productivity! Wishing you light at the end of the tunnel soon… and maybe your own enjoyment of the chuck box one day!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„ this post may prove to be one of the more controversial in my family. My other half did not find it nearly as amusing. Mostly heโ€™s taken issue with the photograph. Let it be known the chuck box is much more attractive in real life.

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