Well I actually started this post like this a few weeks ago, and was going to just blubber on and on about the ups & downs of arguing/bickering/nagging with your spouse. But then saw that Becky just recently wrote a very similar post, and I liked the way she laid it out better so I thought I'd copy her. But not without recognition. She is hilarious and awesome so make sure to hop over there and say hi to her :)
Okay so on we go.
Philip and I have been married for almost 6 years now so I figure it's time to shed a little bit of snarky light onto some of the silly little things we nag each other about. You're welcome. ;-)
Empty Cans of Soda Lying Around.
I'm going to go ahead and say that this is probably the #1 thing that I harp on Philip about. He drinks like 4-5 diet soda's every day and he has this habit of leaving the empty cans sitting around the counter tops and shelves. It drives me nuts, for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I don't want Bennett or the baby getting a hold of a pop can because it's dangerous. That right there should be reason enough. But also, it's just ugly and annoying. I don't like trash laying around the house. Not to mention that our recycle bin is right by the door in the garage, and the garage is 10 steps from both the kitchen and living room. There is pretty much no excuse for him to NOT put those cans in the recycle bin when he's done. But he argues that those 10 steps are "out of his way". Reallllly?
Putting shoes away in the proper storage area.
Nothing drives me battier than when I'm in a hurry to get the kids ready and out the door, and then I can't find one or both of their shoes. Who has time to race around scouring the house for a missing shoe? Not me. I have very little requests when it comes to the kids, because for the most part, I am the one doing their laundry and picking up after them. But my only request is that if my Husband has the kids, that he make sure to put their shoes away in the appropriate baskets so that they are there when I try to find them. Simple.
Putting groceries away still in the plastic bags.
I'm guilty as charged. I have a habit of just tossing things into the fridge or cupboards still in the plastic grocery bags. I don't even know where I picked up this habit, but my husband hates this with such a passion. I have done better about not doing this anymore, but from time to time, I'll here an "UGH" from the kitchen and then I usually receive a small lecture about how annoying it is when I do that. lol.
Sharing my favorite moisturizer.
A while ago, I got a sample of this amazing moisturizer from Birchbox and I loved it so much! I found out after a week or so that I wasn't the only one that loved it! My Husband caught wind of it and started using it daily. Hellooooooo!! That is MY sample. Well I decided to take the high road and give him the sample, and then buy the full-sized bottle for myself. I gave him strict instructions that he wasn't supposed to use my moisturizer, because it wasn't super cheap and I didn't wanna run out quickly. Well, I once my moisturizer arrived, I can't tell you how many silly little arguments we got in over whether or not he could use it. lol. It was pretty comical.
The down comforter on in the Summer time.
Philip can't stand having our down comforter on the bed in the Summer. And if I'm being honest, between the down comforter, our tempurpedic mattress and no a/c in the house -- it can get a teensy bit hot in our bed. He has a really hard time sleeping when his temperature is up, but I don't have a huge problem with it. So every single Summer, he tries to take the comforter off the bed, and I always fight him on it because I like it there. I like that I can change out the duvet cover and frankly, I just like the look of it. It's really a silly argument. But don't worry, I think I solved this problem. I was out the other day and found a super cute comforter on clearance for 70% off so I went ahead and bought it. It's a light weight comforter, so it won't hold in nearly as much heat as our down comforter. Hopefully it's a good compromise. See, I can meet him in the middle.
UPDATE:: I wrote this in the morning and I just showed him the comforter. He hates it and told me to return it. Well... that idea crashed and burned. lol
Even through the nagging and silly little arguments, I sure do love this guy.
But just so I don't feel like the only naggy wife, tell me, what are some of the things that you and your spouse nag each other about!?