Monday, January 18, 2010

Newly married stuff

I spoke last week with my newly married sister-in-law for over an hour. We talked about do's and don'ts of being a newlywed. The attention you need to pay to your husband and your new home together. The things that you do differently like how you use the toothpaste, the toilet paper roll, and whether or not leaving wet towels or dirty clothes on the floor is acceptable.

When I got off the phone, I couldn't help but laugh a bit.

Wow, Tim & I have come a longgg way since that day we married back on June 24, 2000. Real life changes you. It changed us. From the get go, neither of us have been very clean... we're both messy people at heart. But there are things we try to remember to do to help keep the other one sane. And while we both never disagreed that toilet paper should be over, we only dealt with an actual toilet paper roll for maybe a couple years. Granted, we still have one in our spare bathroom. But our main, used-the-most bathroom has a wooden toilet paper stand that I bought at a craft show many years ago. And with it came us giving up the holder for just putting the toilet paper in its place....

{wow, seeing a picture of it makes me realize just how much I need to dust that thing!}

I can't help but wonder how many arguments would be saved in marriages if more people did it this way?! ;)

One thing for us... it drives me crazy when Tim leaves water on the edge of the sink... after brushing his teeth, after shaving, after washing dishes... and I lean right up onto it and manage to get soaked half the time. I've asked him repeatedly to wipe up the water. He's gotten better at it after washing the dishes, but not with the other stuff. It's not a big deal, just one of those things that annoys me.

What in your life do you disagree about {with a spouse or a roommate}? What have you done to compromise with them in order to keep your relationship in tact?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how we can let the little things upset us? I remember how I used to get annoyed with college roommates over small things and they'd get annoyed with me. Things like using the last of the toilet paper and not replacing the roll or not cleaning the spilled food off the counter or not taking out the trash when it was your turn. Sometimes the only thing you can do is remind yourself of all the good things about your friend, family member, or spouse. Thanks once again for another insightful post. I always enjoy following your blog.