Husbands Who Tried Their Best But Their Best Wasn’t Good Enough

When choosing a husband, you obviously know that you’re signing on to be with someone for the rest of your life, and you are accepting all of their flaws or quirks that they bring with them.

You’ve likely gotten to know them pretty well if you’re marrying them, but that doesn’t mean that you’re prepared for everything your husband will inevitably do. Nothing could have prepared these wives for some of the funny or ridiculous things their husbands did.

Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Dirty Dishes

dish towel for valentines day
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MelissaRauch
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MelissaRauch

Not every husband is good at giving gifts, and that’s okay, but everyone should know by now that “romance” and “dish towel” are not words that typically go together, and definitely shouldn’t go together to make up a Valentine’s Day gift.

Always Go With Water First

noodles without water on fire
Photo Credit: Reddit / xTHEMONx
Photo Credit: Reddit / xTHEMONx

Pasta is one of those foods that even if you’re a terrible cook, you probably know how to make it. All you need to do is boil the water then put the noodles in, but this husband forgot that first main step.

You Never Know When You’ll Need It

wearing tobasco in holster
Photo Credit: Reddit / averagecrazyliberal
Photo Credit: Reddit / averagecrazyliberal

You never know when you’re going to need to add a little kick to a meal while out in public, so even though it’s embarrassing that your husband wears a holstered hot sauce bottle, his heart is in the right place.

Don’t Bring The Breeze To The Beach

mistaken febreeze for sunscreen
Photo Credit: Reddit / DelusionalGrandeur
Photo Credit: Reddit / DelusionalGrandeur

In this husband’s defense, we can see how he would confuse the bottles when his wife told him to pack the sunscreen at the last minute, but at the same time, it says Febreze right on it.

Your Son Is Not A Tape Measurer

son lying on kitchen table
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Unless you know the exact height of your son, your husband sending you a photo of him lying on the table in response to “can you measure the kitchen table?” isn’t going to be helpful.

It’s The Organic Apple Watch

apple watch husband gift
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

At Christmastime, it’s always best to be specific with your husband about what you want. It doesn’t matter if it’s a surprise or not, you’d rather have something you know you’ll want. When she said she wanted an Apple Watch, she thought she was being clear…

“Can You Cut The Pizza?”

husband cut pizza wrong
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Cutting a pizza like this is how you end up never being allowed to cut your own food again. If you can’t be trusted with this, you can’t be trusted with anything.

A Rice Cooker Isn’t Like A Tea Kettle

rice cooker melted to stove
Photo Credit: Reddit / Uedn
Photo Credit: Reddit / Uedn

When it comes to new kitchen equipment, you always want to make sure that you know what you’re doing before it’s too late. When it came to using the rice cooker, this husband absolutely did not know what he was doing, which is how he ended up trying to boil it on the stove.

Just What Every Girl Dreams Of

husbands sent to buy tampons
Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

Sure, it’s always a gamble sending your husband to buy tampons for you because there’s a lot of different brands and types, but this was never supposed to be one of the possible options.

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

one nacho cheese roll among many orange ones
Photo Credit: Reddit / asparagustus_gloop
Photo Credit: Reddit / asparagustus_gloop

This husband was looking to create a fun treat for his wife while also pulling a prank, so he baked orange rolls, then decided to cover one of them in nacho cheese instead.

Won’t Be Sending Him On An Errand Run Again

happy birth baby shower bag
Photo Credit: Reddit / MangoBlisters
Photo Credit: Reddit / MangoBlisters

When it comes to any sort of shopping task, it’s better to do it yourself unless you want to risk your husband bringing home the wrong thing. You wanted a gift bag for a baby shower and ended up with a MacGyvered version of one.

Their Only Photo Evidence

wedding night photo fail from husban
Photo Credit: Reddit / smartyandforty
Photo Credit: Reddit / smartyandforty

This bride asked her new husband to take one selfie of the two of them on their wedding night, just one photo that isn’t a professional one. This is the only photo he took.

The Intention Was There

husband put socks on floor next to laundry basket
Photo Credit: Reddit / fashionastaVAN
Photo Credit: Reddit / fashionastaVAN

He had every intention of throwing his socks into the laundry basket so he should get at least partial marks for effort. He just didn’t know whether his black & white socks belonged in the whites or the darks.

You Asked For Potatoes, You Got Them

potatoes of varying sizes
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Carbosly
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Carbosly

Look, if you wanted him to bring you six potatoes that were all reasonably sized and similar sizes to each other, you should have told him that. You set yourself up for this one.

Happy Birthday To His Old Lady

birthday cake that says
Photo Credit: Instagram / _jennifer_hust
Photo Credit: Instagram / _jennifer_hust

Let’s hope that his wife wasn’t already feeling insecure or upset about being another year older, because getting a cake with the word “OLD” written on it in sprinkles is not going to help.

We’ll Skip This Meal

pb and jelly made by husband
Photo Credit: Reddit / emeleeluna27
Photo Credit: Reddit / emeleeluna27

He said that he was going to make you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but you didn’t realize it would highlight the fact that you married a monster. This jelly application is simply unacceptable.

His Wife Won’t Forget This Foam

husband bought memory foam
Photo Credit: Reddit / distanceformed
Photo Credit: Reddit / distanceformed

His wife was against having a memory foam mattress, so this husband decided to order a smaller size that would fit “just on his side.” Clearly, he didn’t actually look up what half of the mattress would be.

But Dad Clearly Isn’t Very Smart Either

intelligence from mom tweet
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sfqomhz
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sfqomhz

It might not be great if your kids inherited their intelligence from you, but if your husband is dumb enough to say something like this, you’re clearly the smarter one in the relationship.

When Will Her Reflection Show?

hung mirror too high
Photo Credit: Imgur / truthorbust
Photo Credit: Imgur / truthorbust

Who knew that your height difference could affect things like your bathroom decor? If you’re 5’1″, you clearly can’t ask your 6’2″ husband to hang the mirror for you without testing it first.

She’s Just Mad She Didn’t Think Of It

letting fan dry the dishes
Photo Credit: Imgur / ask4jo
Photo Credit: Imgur / ask4jo

If you were going to leave the dishwasher sitting open for however long this method takes anyway, you might as well have just ignored your wife asking you to dry the dishes and just let them air dry.

We Have Tupperware For A Reason

loose pizza in fridge
Photo Credit: Reddit / emilycollins133
Photo Credit: Reddit / emilycollins133

You didn’t think you’d have to tell him to use a container, considering he knows Tupperware exists, but here you are with an unwrapped pizza in the fridge telling you otherwise.

It’s For An 8-Year-Old’s Birthday

balloons for 8 YOs bday
Photo Credit: Twitter / @EricBlueMonster
Photo Credit: Twitter / @EricBlueMonster

You literally had one job. That job was not a complicated one. All you had to do was buy balloons for your son’s 8th birthday party. “Happy 60th Birthday” was not part of the plan.

Is This Thing On?

plate melted to burner
Photo Credit: Reddit / stingraykisses
Photo Credit: Reddit / stingraykisses

All he had to do was cook dinner for himself without burning the house down, and technically, he accomplished that. Did he put a plastic plate on the hot burner then forget about it? Yes, but he didn’t burn anything, he just melted it.

Too Close For Comfort

candles too close on cake
Photo Credit: twitter / @paraelwhatsapp
Photo Credit: twitter / @paraelwhatsapp

Who knew that if you put all the candles in one place on the cake, they would merge to form one giant mega-flame that looks more like a bonfire in the middle of the kitchen?!

All He Did Was Move The Mess

swept all the way to the garbage can
Photo Credit: Reddit / batteredpotato
Photo Credit: Reddit / batteredpotato

He was so close to completing the job, but in the home stretch, he managed to fumble the ball and fail. All you had to do was get the dirt in the garbage can, man.

Does This Count As Gaudy?

horrible cheetah sheets
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jadex9
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jadex9

One woman made the mistake of thinking that her husband was capable of buying a new set of sheets for their bed without her supervision. Her only requirement was “nothing too gaudy,” but clearly they define “gaudy” differently.

And They Say Romance Is Dead

poem out of fridge magnets
Photo Credit: Reddit / residentjared
Photo Credit: Reddit / residentjared

As far as a romance goes, this husband likes to write love letters and poems to his wife using fridge magnets. If it weren’t for the last two lines, this actually would’ve been pretty good.

It’s More Of A Decorative Feature

door installed backwards
Photo Credit: Reddit / Dsquared77
Photo Credit: Reddit / Dsquared77

Who needs a functioning door, anyway? This husband wasn’t paying attention when he installed the door, so now the handle is on the inside instead of the outside. Your guests don’t need a functional door in their room, do they?

Whip It Real Good

power drill for whipped cream
Photo Credit: Reddit / Lilaflockensocke
Photo Credit: Reddit / Lilaflockensocke

You asked your husband to help you with the whipping cream because your arm was getting tired, but had you known the power drill was an option, you could’ve managed it yourself.

He Took Care Of The Spider

post it note about spider on wall
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Oh, did you want your husband to kill that spider that’s been on the wall in the kitchen all day? Well, he didn’t, but he did make sure you knew where it was.

That’s One Way To Do It

elf on the shelf car accident
Photo Credit: Imgur / pookadjinninni
Photo Credit: Imgur / pookadjinninni

It looks like this wife is going to have to revoke her husband’s Elf on the Shelf display privileges after one too many gruesome scenarios for the 12 days of Christmas.

“The Counter Is Clean”

husband cleaning counter not sink
Photo Credit: Reddit / HardPass10
Photo Credit: Reddit / HardPass10

You asked him to make sure that the kitchen counters were clean before the guests arrive, and that’s exactly what he did. You never said he had to keep the sink clean.

It Seems A Little Lopsided

husband made the bed wrong
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jeffimus_prime
Photo Credit: Reddit / Jeffimus_prime

This is why you’re the one who makes the bed every morning. Sure, it’s technically made, but you both know that this is not the way the pillows are supposed to be arranged.

Next Time He’ll Be On Balloon Duty

Photo Credit: Reddit / lemongrass29
Photo Credit: Reddit / lemongrass29

This is what you get for trusting your husband to order and pick up the cake for the gender reveal party. The dad genes are already strong and the baby isn’t even born yet!

It’ll All Come Crashing Down

husband bad stacking job
Photo Credit: Reddit / Appledoo
Photo Credit: Reddit / Appledoo

This right here is why you can’t leave your husband to pack up the storage unit without proper supervision, or without instruction. Now it’s a jenga game every time you want to grab a box.

Not The Place To Cut Costs

husband bought super thin toilet paper
PHoto Credit: Instagram / @kendradilsaver
PHoto Credit: Instagram / @kendradilsaver

One woman told her husband that they needed to start saving more money and were going to need to cut costs in some places. Her husband chose to cut costs by buying the worst toilet paper possible.

He Tried To Cut His Own Hair

husband who tried to cut his own hair
Photo Credit: Reddit / JArgon337
Photo Credit: Reddit / JArgon337

Technically, you could argue that this husband succeeded in cutting his own hair when his wife didn’t have time to do it that day. The issue is that he didn’t do a very good job, so now she’s stuck fixing it anyways.

Always Ask Questions First

husband drwing on oven mitt
Photo Credit: Reddit / MellieMayhem
Photo Credit: Reddit / MellieMayhem

When your husband is standing in the kitchen with oven mitts on asking you where you keep all the colored markers, you should always question it before you give him the markers.

Can You Guess What The Husband’s Name Is?

husband spelling using stockings
Photo Credit: Reddit / alymac95
Photo Credit: Reddit / alymac95

So the real reason that this husband, aka Ian, wanted to buy the dog, Nala, a Christmas stocking has become very clear to this wife after she looked at the mantel display.

Time To Hide The Label Maker

husband using label maker
Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

Who knew that one man could have so much fun around the house with a simple office supply like a label maker? We wouldn’t be surprised if it mysteriously disappeared or turned up broken one day.