As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m taking on NaBloPoMo this November, and because I’m a little special at using the internet, I’ve gone ahead and crafted my own list of 30 themes. Marriage is kind of a big deal, so I figured why not kick things off on Day 1 with a post dedicated to Married Life?
First things first, am I the only person who hears the word “marriage” and immediately converts it to “mawwiage”? Raise your hand if you grew up watching the Princess Bride. (Side story, Hubby and I were in a fit of giggles during our vows on our wedding day, because we kept whispering “mawwiage” to each other. #RealMature).
Anyway, marriage is hard, y’all. Every marriage requires major compromise and consists of significant unrest (let’s be honest). And also, marriage is petty. So in the spirit of being majorly petty, I’m going to take a few minutes to dish on my husband. Because, god love him, he can be a bit of a butt-head.
So why, you ask, is Hubby a butt-head? Well…
- He DEMANDS that the toilet paper be installed with the flap on top. When we first started dating, I unknowingly replaced the toilet paper with the flap hiding in the back, and boy oh boy did I get an earful. But I mean, I had lived the first 21 years of my life with no rhyme or reason to how each new roll of toilet paper was installed, and I turned out ok, so …
- While we’re on the subject of toilets, Hubby spends HOURS on the porcelain throne. And he usually decides to go to the bathroom at the worst time. Like, when I’m drowning in kids. He’s all, “oops, nature calls, gotta go sit on the toilet and scroll Imgur for 30 minutes.” And let’s be honest, I’m not above texting him while he’s relieving himself and asking him to hurry the EFF up. I mean, I’m drowning in kids, after all.
- Moving out of the bathroom and into the kitchen: when Hubby is done using a knife, he likes to leave it on the counter with the handle hanging over the edge. Jesus H, it’s not like we have two little munchkins running around pulling shit off the counters at every opportunity or anything . . . Fack!
- Hubby does not know how to load the dishwasher. He’s like, SO bad at it that I’ve considered writing him a manual. Of course, I should be so lucky when he actually takes it upon himself to load the dishwasher. More often than not, he puts his used dishware on the counter … the completely clean counter … the one that I’ve just cleared of dirty dishes that are now in the dishwasher. I brought this up last night and Hubby said, “How am I supposed to know that the dishes in the dishwasher are dirty?” Gee, mystery of mysteries.
- He is a horrible grocery shopper. It takes him like an hour and a half to get a cart-full of things that would take me 20 minutes to collect. I don’t understand it, and I have to do a lot of “serenity now”-ing while I sit at home (drowning in kids) waiting for him to finish.
- Hubby likes to slip into accidental naps on the couch while I’m in the other room, drowning in kids.
- He does not wake up to the baby crying in the middle of the night. So, you know, I’m not allowed to get mad at him that he doesn’t volunteer to go in to soothe the baby, because it’s not his fault that he doesn’t wake up.
So yeah, that’s Hubby in all his Imgur-scrolling, couch-napping glory. As for me, well, I think I have a pretty good idea what this list would look like if Hubby was writing about me. I won’t lie to you guys, I’m not perfect: I like to leave the Pringles foil seal partially attached to the can after I open it; I never EVER notice the perforated lines when I’m opening a box of food; and uh, yeah, I guess I’m a bit of a nag.
Every marriage has its quirks, and honestly, I think we need these minor frustrations to keep things running. If we didn’t blow off steam nagging each other about the dishes and the Pringles foil seal, who knows what kind of epic explosion could be in store down the road. And to be completely honest, the things that make Hubby a butt-head, well, I think most of them are kind of cute. I’d miss them if, heaven forbid, we were no longer together.
The dude drives me nuts, but he sure makes me smile.
Until next time,