When will he notice how annoyed I am?
A certain yellow, slightly beat- up, Nalgene water bottle is plopped onto my kitchen counter every morning. For whatever reason, it annoys me that my better half continues to put this water bottle on the counter every day rather than walk it two steps further to the refrigerator. I have asked him (repeatedly) to please put the water bottle away. He probably just forgets. This is a really annoying habit of his that I really don’t care for.
In our bathroom, I keep my curling iron on Brett’s side of the sink, plugged into his outlet. He has repeatedly asked me to move my hair appliance, as the cord gets in the way while he shaves. I like the lighting on his side of the sink better, so I prefer keeping it on his side. Not unplugging the curling iron after I’m done and moving it out of his way is easy to forget. And, it is a really annoying habit of mine that Brett doesn’t care for.
Why all this nonsense about our really annoying habits? Well, this morning, when I was annoyed by the water bottle, I realized that I have my own habits that annoy him equally. If I can’t conquer mine, for my husband’s sake, why should I expect him to conquer his?
As women, we can get bent out of shape- quickly- over our husband’s annoying habits. Whether your husband leaves the seat up, doesn’t brush his teeth at night, indulges in too much ice cream, hogs the remote control, regulates the thermostat to his liking, or winds up the children right before bed, we ladies can get annoyed by our men, never thinking that we can really annoy them, too! I’m certainly not perfect, so why do I fuss about someone else’s imperfections?
Before you get annoyed about something your guy does today, take a deep breath, and examine yourself first.
Now, excuse me, I have to go unplug a curling iron…