Ever get asked that question? Sure. Have you ever been asked that question by your husband? This is a very famous saying in our family with all the men. This is their classic question after one of us falls/hurts ourselves or just does something we didn’t mean to do.
Stacy: For me, I fall, a lot. I admit it, it’s embarrassing. I’m so totally uncoordinated. I can be walking straight and just fall on the ground. And every time I will get “What’cha do that for?” Hmmm let me think…I wanted to make a fool of myself, no…….I wanted to skin my knee, no wait, that’s not it….I like falling on the ground.
Elle: If Stacy wants to admit to her uncoordinatedness she can. Me, I’m just the victim of misfortune. I’m never a klutz, or just won’t own up to it. Mitch does the same thing. Bump my head…What’cha do that for. Sprain my ankle, again and again……what’cha do that for? Forget to return the library books……what’cha do that for? Dad even says that to Mom. How did we manage to find 3 men that have the exact same response in those situations?
We don’t do those things on purpose or any reason so don’t ask us why. It’s gotta be a guy thing. We’ve never heard a woman say that to a child or another woman. Can you imagine? One of your kids falls and skins their knee and you say “What’cha do that for?” Not gonna happen. Just once it would be nice to hear “Are you okay?” first before the “What’cha do that for?” But after all these years we’re not holding our breath.
Stacy and Elle