Now I think everyone knows Im a fair woman, Im not a husband or man basher, I enjoy most men, and I adore my Ronnie....but can we talk?????
My desire to get a few things off my chest about the male species wouldnt be appropriate in any other venue, some of the married woman in my circle or network of folks in meetings, always center around bashing and Im not talking about that...Im talking about having a safe, fun, honest, place to come and vent (with love) about those things that our husbands or significant others do that make us want to....to....cut the long braid off in the middle of the night, or apply a little pressure with the pillow as they sleep, or paint the toenails Cadiallac Red while they snore away! and hide or dump the polish remover....
Well thats what I feel like doing when Ronnie does things like...deciding to play horse shoes under my bedroom window on a Sunday afternoon while Im trying to nap...CLANG...CLING....CLANG!!!!!!or using the last of the good, soft, fresh rolls to feed the birds....or when he eats cereal or ice cream and cannot seem to master this task without banging the spoon on the side of the bowl. OVER and OVER again!!!! youd think my increasing the volume on the remote would give him a hint????? not a chance! or cleaning the the sink out after he trims the goat tee....or after he lowlights it with Just For Men.... Its NOT "Just For Men" its for the women who have to clean the stains out of the bathroom sink!!!!! "Just For Them" And WHY am I the only one in this family that seems to qualify to change the toilet paper roll? and does anyone care about long hair in the tub after they shower? Were these "things to do" in small print on the marriage certificate???? TELL ME!!!! Or when he looks right at me pretending to be paying attention, while Im trying to tell him something important and I know hes thinkin something like...."when was the last time I put oil in the truck"? or "is that game on tonight or tomorrow night?" or "am I hungry?" (starin right at me, mind ya) and if I catch him and ask him to repeat what Ive just said.... he tries to act all offended as he tries to divert my attention with a hug, or a smooch! Yah buddy sure ya can kiss somethin of mine...... HELLO!!!!! anbody feelin me?
And when did this man turn into the homicidal maniac on the road???? Where was I? When did that happen? My kind, patient, giving, man turns into this...this...charachter that Steven King would make millions writing about...He uses hand gestures & spews words that shock even...well me! and when we get home has the NERVE to ask me whats wrong? Like the trauma I just experienced would have brought color back into my face or would have stopped the shakes!!!! And he SWEARS "Im" over reacting....who is this man???? where did mine go? is he at your house? This is the same man who touches countless men and women on the street when hes ministering to them about living a new drug free lifestyle.and as soon as he gets behind the wheel, he becomes a Conn. terrorist on wheels! he wasnt even like that when he was meaner than an ole junkyard dog biker!!!!ok, well maybe a little, Im just sayin!
I mean I know it could be alot worse, I remember in the early days of the training program when we first met, such as; putting the seat down... or the courtesy flush..... clippin the toenails only in the bathroom!!!!! or clipppin them at all!!! or not drinking anything from the carton in the fridge....or teaching the boys armpit farts... or glamorizing inappropriate biker tales to the boys...or any stories having to do with strippers and a pole!!!!
We all have our pet peeves, and I wouldnt have the nerve to ask my poor man what irks him about me, not when he ususally cant see or find the dining room table under the bolts of fabric, spools of thread, and bottles of paint.... or the millions of things that temp him to move without giving me the new address everytime I go on weekend retreats, or any one of my Lucy moments....but this isnt his blog...its mine.
Im just curious to hear what some of the other peeves everyone else deals with their husbands. I mean I know Im the first one to brag about the wonderful things Ronnie does for me and others just cuz "Nice Matters" and hed surely give you the shirt off his back, (and has...literally) and I could share for hours about the random acts of kindness hes so passionate about, or how I celebrate his enthusiasm for life, or how you dont get to just "meet" Ronnie, you get to "experience" him because of his laughter, outlook, and energy. But again...My Blog!.
Sometimes its important that we woman folk to get together and share a laugh about these things so we can remeber that were not alone and look at "how important is it" anyway when all is said and done....
I think it helps put things back in perspective when we can all chuckle at what we are "blessed" to have to deal with. I dont know what I would do without this man that Im honored to call my husband. Im sure you feel the same way, but I think it will be fun to share a laugh while we support eachother, as we all know Marriage Isnt For Wimps! Please feel free to share one or all.