Don’t worry about my husband, he’s sitting beside me as I write this. He knows he drives me crazy, at times, and I am sure the feeling is mutual. Maybe it will be good for us, if I lay it all out in a list. So, here goes:
He Cleans When He is Angry
Who does this? This passive aggressive little move is not lost on me. I pretend it ticks me off but I secretly enjoy the smell of lemon pledge after a fight. If the house gets particularly messy I might remind him that my overspending is the reason we can’t have a boat.
He Sleeps Through the Night
While the day’s events run through my brain over and over and my to-do list grows, he sleeps soundly beside me. This, of course, enrages me and makes it even harder to sleep. I don’t always try to wake him up so I can have some ‘middle of the night company’ but when I do, I bump into him and then I blame it on the dog.
He Thinks He Knows Everything
Granted, he is a smart guy, but I really don’t need his opinion on every aspect of my life. Like, just yesterday, when I was trying to decide if I wanted a frothy cappuccino or a smooth cafe mocha and he reminded me that water would be a better choice. I know, right?!
He’s a Problem Solver in the Worst Way
Be careful what you say around him because he will want to immediately fix it for you. Never expect to lament in his presence. He is incapable of commiserating and sometimes someone to commiserate with is exactly what I need.
He Has a Nothing Box in his Head
When things get tough he can escape and it makes me so insanely jealous I could cry. He’s not the only man I know that has this specific skill but he’s the one closest to me and it simply isn’t fair. I want to escape sometimes, too. The worst part, is that I know full well that whining about this won’t change a thing.
He Doesn’t Love Dessert
When the slices of birthday cake are passed around he takes a pass, and when the kids Halloween candy litters the counter he never sneaks a piece. This astounds me. Who doesn’t love cake? It’s kinda like people who don’t like dogs; you just can’t trust them.
He Doesn’t Feel Right Unless He Gets His Workout In
This might be my biggest beef of all. I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. I suppose my inability to say no to cake may be a contributing factor, but watching my husband get off on gym visits sometimes sends me back for seconds. How counter intuitive is that? I bet he’d some advice for me.
There you have it; a list of reasons he drives me crazy. Does your partner have a few habits that are less than appealing? Please share, because I can’t be the only one.