That is frustrating. I am a bit directionally challenged at times, but do not hesitate to use the NAV system in the car or a map app on my iPhone (now I am starting to see why DH got me these features).
Look at it this way - at least he would actually ASK for directions, which is a step in the right direction. Does he have siri on his iPhone. If so, he should be able to get directions with a voice command.
Mom to DS (13), DD1 (11) and DD2 (06/08)
My DH has NO sense of direction and it makes. me. crazy. because he believes his sense of direction is STELLAR. When we drove to DC in April, I told him to stay on 95 and wake me up at the Delaware state line. He woke me up an hour later and said, "Hey, the Garden State Parkway is the same as 95, right?" Um, NO IT IS NOT. We ended up tacking 3 hours onto our trip because of that little detour.
The kicker? He won't buy (and doesn't want me to buy) a GPS. Because he thinks that's a crutch.
Newflash, DH: Your legs are BROKEN and you NEED a crutch!
Green Tea, mom to 3:
DD1 - 10
DD2 - 8.5
DS - 6.5
Mommy to sweet and crazy 6 and 4 yo boys.
The genius thing reminds me of a wedding I was in once where the groomsman I was walking with was an NFL player. An athletic genius if you will. He was super nervous, kept asking me about when we were supposed to walk down the aisle, which way to turn,etc. I was thinking, "dude, don't you have to memorize all kinds of plays and perform in front of thousands of people every week?? Relax! It's just a little wedding!"
I recall other BBB'ers posting about their forgetful genius DH's too. There must be something to it.
DD - 6
DS - 4
My husband is the same way. And he is a trained military navigator! It was his job. Ugh!
M, mommy to A 4/05, E 1/07, and L 12/10
DS, Summer '07
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." ~Jack Layton
Mine does the EXACT. SAME. THING.