my husband loves these wooden figurines. if he doesn't see them b/c i've put them away to change things up a bit - he always notices and asks me "where the ladies are." i think it's b/c of a story i told him.
i told him i always put them in this order, b/c it's the story of a wife who is patiently waiting for her husband to come home b/c she's made him dinner with lots of love and of course she won't eat until her beloved is home safe and sound (lady 1) but he's late, and now he's explaining what took him so long and she's listening to him talk (lady 2) but somehow the excuse isn't good enough and she gets mad (lady 3) and now he has to shower her with love and apologies so they can have dinner in peace.
when i told him he was listening very intently, then he laughed and said her husband was a lucky guy. but whenever he cleans the table, i never have to tell him - the ladies are always put back in exactly the same order :)