Thursday, May 7, 2015
Things Chris and I argue about
When Chris and I argue it never lasts long because he-who-shall-not-be-named always ends up dancing ridiculously around me or pouncing on me and kissing me all over my face. Usually it is that time of the month when you just want to argue a little, but Chris is so good at knowing when I am just trying to stir the pot.
Our biggest argument ever was on our one year wedding anniversary and since then things have seriously been great. Yes, we argue, but we never lose our cool and always go to bed with one another. Partly because the argument is over, and partly because neither of us want to sleep anywhere else but with one another.
Next month we will celebrate our three year wedding anniversary and there are still things that we argue about that I feel will never go away:
1. Having the TV on while going to sleep. Chris insists he has to have the TV on to fall asleep and I know for a fact I have to have it off. Every. Single. Night. we lay there and the TV is on and I wait for Chris to start breathing heavy and I know he is asleep. Right when I move to get the remote he wakes up and tries to convince me he was watching. And every night he turns the TV off and says, "I'm doing this for you, but I'm not happy about it." Then we both giggle and fall asleep. I try to tell him that it isn't fair that he gets the TV on every night when I can't sleep with it. He argues that it isn't fair that it be turned off when he needs it to fall asleep. I suggested a schedule where we alternate having the TV on and off, but that has yet to happen. He does have wireless headphones that help, but the bright lights are what bother me! I've tried a sleep mask, but my eyes were always hurting and I can't put a pillow over my head because I'm claustrophobic, so I guess this problem is not solved.
2. Washing the dishes and soaking the dishes. I cook and Chris cleans. Sometimes his cleaning is not cleaning at all. He fills the sink up with water and 'does' the dishes, aka soaks them until I get fed up and just wash them and put them in the dishwasher. He always giggles at how impatient I am, but I just don't get why he can't just wash them right then.
3. Last minute laundry. Chris gets really dirty at his job. So dirty that he takes off his clothes in the laundry room and goes straight to the shower. He manages a manufacturing plant where they make copper rod for building wire, so he literally has metal shavings all over him! Anyways, sometimes Chris will wake up out of a dead sleep and say, "I don't have any work clothes for tomorrow!" and then he will proceed to ask me if I'll get up and put a load in for him. If you know me, you know what my reaction is like. In a nice way I tell him, "no." It always makes me laugh because right then he starts saying how he will do anything for me blah, blah, blah, but I always tell him that he should have remembered and it is his grown man responsibility. He begrudgingly always gets out of bed and puts the load in and, being the sweet wife I am (and because I adore him!) I always agree to wake up and put the clothes in the dryer. I guess this one isn't an argument, but it always makes me laugh how he thinks that I am going to willingly pop out of bed to go do his laundry! Boys! (And this is a totally different story when I am off during the summers! During the summer I attempt to be super-wife!)
4. Shows we watch. The Voice and some reality shows that Chris would rather me not mention, are the few shows we watch together. If we want to be in the same room watching TV, but none of "our" shows are on, we always go back and fourth on what show we want to watch. It always ends up that I stay in the living room and he goes to the man-cave, or I blog while he watches whatever terrible show he chooses. Either way we love to snuggle (as cheesy as that sounds), so I'm willing to not watch TV (sometimes!) to get in some extra cuddles!
What do you and your man argue about that you feel is never going to go away? I'd love to hear!