Rob and I put together a trampoline… and we’re still married!
Our first attempt at assembling furniture in the early days of our marriage almost resulted in divorce. I learned first hand that men think the instruction sheet is really not necessary at all. They also don’t like to be given suggestions about where to put what and when to do it. (Keep it out of the gutter, people… I’m talking about shelves and fasteners here).
The peanut gallery spent most of the construction time playing in the box, scattering the various parts, screws, springs, foam padding, etc. and asking, “Is it ready?”, despite the fact that it was very obviously, not ready.
It took three hours, minimal cursing and no injuries to get it done! The kids got a good bounce in before bedtime.
P.S. We used the instructions.
6 months ago