Wednesday, November 20, 2013
It's true what they say, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. I've been married almost 6 years and that husband of mine is still a complete mystery sometimes. It just amazes me how totally different we can be from the way we deal with things, handle our emotions, parent and react to situations. So today's post is dedicated to my husband, the man whom I love more than anything but who can drive me up the wall! And I mean that in the nicest way possible
I saw this on facebook the other day and spit out the water I was drinking as I immediately texted it to my husband
Now though his bathroom habits have lost their endearing qualities. Endearing has given way to infuriating. SO many times after arriving home from Afghanistan he would finish dinner, get up without regards as to the dishes that needed to be cleared or washed or the two screaming kids throwing food across the room and retreat into the bathroom. I still don't know what made me more mad, the fact that he was blissfully reading in the bathroom or the fact that he left me to do all the cleanup of both the kitchen and the kids. ( I think the fact that he was sitting in there reading makes me horribly mad. I haven't finished a whole book in months)
But I digress. This is a topic that the husband and I always talk about. And something that he has vowed to work on when he comes home this time around. I mean by all means take a hour long bathroom break all you want. Just make sure it's done after the kids have gone to bed and you've helped with the kitchen clean up and bath time!
But this post isn't meant to rag on my husband. For with all his quirks I am right there to match him with all my insane habits. He at least doesn't have all the emotional mood swings that I bring to the marriage
In reality we are a great match. I am emotional, and impulsive. He is stoic, calm and go with the flow. I constantly keep the bathrooms and kitchen clean. Vacuum every other day and change the sheets once a week. The husband would change our sheets once a year if I allowed it. Yet he notices if I haven't cleaned the base boards or dusted the fans. So I leave those jobs for him! We balance each other out in every way possible and I couldn't ask for a better man to share my life with. He is truly my best friend and every time he is gone I realize more and more how much he really means to me.
On an ending note, one area we don't balance each other out is our temperament. WE are both stubborn to a fault. No wander why I am having such trouble with Gianna lately. She is stubborn through and through. Sigh
I love you babe. Bathroom habits and all. One more month until you are home. I am counting down the days