Wednesday, February 1, 2017

For Those of You Wondering!

For those of you wondering how that car door issue is going, I am here to say that we have a solution and it does not involve my bottom! When we returned home from our sun break, we kept talking, and talking, and talking. I kept my tone and language respectful although at times that was difficult and the voice inside me was anything but respectful. Amazing how ttwd works!

We returned home late one evening, and I got out of the car. I took hold of the handle. Holding the handle, I simply shut the door and immediately looked through the window to Jack. He gave me the thumbs up sign and I sighed. The solution was in just holding the outside handle and pushing the door closed. I have not failed to close it quietly since. 

So I wanted you all to know that all is well here at the Malloy home. The paddle is buried beneath Jack's sweaters and there is peace in our home. The important part here is that we both remained respectful when we discussed the situation. He kept his temper and I kept mine. Sounds silly, but talking and working together worked well. When we began this door handle thing, I thought there was only one way and one way only this would end........... on my end! 

I am not sure why holding a door handle makes the door close quietly, but maybe you car experts out there can enlighten us. 

The door handle issue is solved, the paddle remained in the drawer and Jack is happy with me. Most of all, I am super relieved that we have a painless solution.



  1. Hi Meredith! :) Well good for you! You found a 5GA solution, and even better, your Jack was all for it! I am very happy for your bottom. You know what this friend thought about that anyway! ;)

    It is amazing how neatly most problems areas can be tied up with a bow, and well... life moves forward in that loving way, that makes us all happy! Sometimes the bow can include someone sitting on a sore bottom. You are right though, we have learned how to be respectful, really listen and communicate. That is key. Keep the paddle in the drawer! ;) Great news! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  2. So glad the solution worked out peaceful for you both - I think you should ask for a GG spanking for working toward a good conclusion.

  3. Thanks for the update, I was wondering and I'm happy to hear that the paddle stayed in the drawer. BTW does Jack hold the handle as well or has he another way of closing it quietly?

  4. Hi Meredith,bless you, men are so precious about their toys,giggle.
    love Jan, xx

  5. Hi Meredith, I'm so glad to hear this ended with a peaceful and painless solution.


  6. Isn't talking just the best? Well Done Meredith!

  7. Yep, I had been wondering how this situation would end up so appreciate the update. You and Jack have a great way of communication which is most likely why you both are so successful with this whole TTWD. Glad that all is well that ends well and that you did not pay the price. Great job Meredith... something we can all strive to work towards. Respectful communication.

  8. Happy to hear it ended well and no red bottom. I like PK's suggestion.


  9. It's nice to hear that you talked this one through and a solution was found. It sounds like a win win for you both. Sometimes it's all about the little things like car doors or cupboards but one way or the other it still has to be worked out. Glad to hear the paddle did not make an appearance. Thanks for the update!

  10. That is awesome! I'm cheering for you both!!

  11. Happy to hear you found a solution Meredith and there is peace with out the paddle coming out of the drawer.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  12. Sometimes the solution to a problem like this can be such a simple fix. I am smiling for you, Mere. Your submission badge is nice and shiny.


  13. So glad the paddle stayed in Jack's sweater drawer, Meredith. A great example of how good communication can save the day and the behind!
    Rosie xx

  14. Well, Mere, I had to forage right backwards in order to read about this issue. Part of me wants to laugh out loud, and the other part wants to growl loudly. But as a petrol-head (sadly) it does depend on the make of the car. The bigger, on average, the tougher. (Probably refers to Jack too, ha ha!) The Rangerovers, Discoverys, BMW X5s etc stand up to door banging with no problems. Their answer is to merely give a loud "clunk". But I do know that many other cars simply do not like it and you can damage the mechanism. The other people who generally don't like it are the owners of the affected cars. LOL!

    I think you were probably shutting the car door okay, certainly my Beamer would be quite happy. You will find that with the bigger cars that the doors don't always shut if you just push the door closed gently.

    Maybe you need a "Big girls car"? Alternatively, the Merc sportscars, the Audi sports cars, the BMW sports cars and the Porsches do not mind you being firm. After all, they were made in Germany! LOL! LOL!

    Would love to talk "cars" with you both. Had some VERY happy times in cars!

    Hope you are both well! I love stimulating posts!

    Many hugs

  15. Happy you two figured it out and your tush is now least on that issue. ;) That wouldn't work for my car as it's not a pull lifts up.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat