It's the little things that get me........

  1. Okay, I have been telling my husband about things gradually because some just drive me crazy, like:

    He leaves the shower thing pulled up so when I go to turn the water on for the bathtub, I get sprayed with water on my head.

    He leaves about a milimeter of juice in the bottom of a container and then puts it back in the fridge.

    He WILL NOT rinse dishes no matter how many times I ask him to.

    I could go on and on........how about some of your pet peeves with your spouse?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    my pet peeves with the dh are:
    leaving dirty clothes all over the bedroom, instead of the hamper. (my kids are terrible, too)
    letting the house go to hell while I am on a stretch of 12 hour night shifts (ugh)
    leaving a toilet seat up (a common female complaint that can be easily reversed as some men like the toilet seat up for convenience rofl)


    actually there are very few. i probably peeve him off more.
    i know for sure HIS pet peeves with me are:
    griping about his tossing his clothes on the floor (rofl)
    being very anal about housecleaning (I can't STAND dirty dishes in sight, we HAVE a dishwasher, for heavens sake)
    PMS (need I say more)
    me being guilty of leaving my makeup strewn about the bathroom when I go to work and all my silly shampoos/skin care products all over our shower (he just uses a simple body soap/shampoo routine, I know this drives him nuts)
    putting my kids first so often (I am very guilty of this and need to concentrate on my marriage more)

    I am so far from perfect......we both have peeves,but after nearly 18 years together, have learned to let a lot of little things just GO! Life is so short and we have NO idea if we have tomorrow. Philosophical mood today, huh?
    so see, I know I drive him nuts. My peeves seem so tiny when he goes away too, cause I miss him so much.
  4. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from CNM2B
    Okay, I have been telling my husband about things gradually because some just drive me crazy, like:

    He leaves the shower thing pulled up so when I go to turn the water on for the bathtub, I get sprayed with water on my head.

    He leaves about a milimeter of juice in the bottom of a container and then puts it back in the fridge.

    He WILL NOT rinse dishes no matter how many times I ask him to.

    I could go on and on........how about some of your pet peeves with your spouse?
    Kim, you are so funny! hehehehe...

    Well, I'd say...

    ...that he thinks he has to raise his voice (yell) whenever he disagrees...an old habit he doesn't try hard enough to break...

    ...that he wants to be in bed earlier than I want to and rarely stays up past 10 p.m. unless he is almost forced to, even on the weekend...


    ...that he has to be coerced into doing simple things for entertainment, like going to a movie (he likes to do things around the house like garden)...

    ...when he wants to rush, it's okay and justified,...but if I rush him...it's a terrible thing!...LOL! :chuckle
    Last edit by NursesRmofun on Jun 6, '04
  5. by   dianah
    We stopped using the dishwasher about four years ago. I was the only one who loaded and unloaded it. Dishes would get put into the sink but not loaded into the dishwasher --- unless I did it. It got to be a pain and a thorn in my side. I gave VERY broad hints, "Oh, look, the dishwasher fairy loaded all those dishes into the dishwasher! What a good fairy she is!" "Oh, look, the dishwasher fairy unloaded all those dishes out of the dishwasher!"
    Finally, we just changed (on his urging) to each of us washing his/her own dishes, and leaving them out in a dish drainer (four plates, four cups, four spoons, four forks, two or so knives). I had been gone for a week on a trip, and when I returned, that's how it was done, and I just gave in.
    Now, don't get me started on who does housework!
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Last night, he came in the door (I had called and asked him to come right home after work because I was feeling sick and wanted to lay down) and the first thing he says is that it stinks like Bryce poop. Well, check him then! Then, he turns the fan on to "get fresh air"! Again, I say check him! I'm not the only person able to clean, cook, take care of kids, play with them, clean the bunny cage, do laundry, do dishes, etc. etc. etc....

    OIY! I'm just sick of ungrateful people in my life lately! LOL! I'll live...just feels much better to b*tch to all of you!
  7. by   dianah
    Quote from NursesRmofun:

    "...that he has to be coerced into doing simple things for entertainment, like going to a movie (he likes to do things around the house like garden)...

    ...when he wants to rush, it's okay and justified,...but if I rush him...it's a terrible thing!...LOL! "

    HAHAHA! My dh calls himself a hermit! He comes home from work and parks himself in front of the puter and that's it! Takes a break to play banjo each nite! Oh, I forgot: he attends two jam sessions per week, I guess that counts for getting him out of the house.
    What's that, you say?? Oh, something to do OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, WITH THE FAMILY??? I must be getting some interference, I don't quite understand you . . . howzat????

    Oh, and the rushing part!! Yes, if HE's in a hurry, we all must make tracks!! But if I'M stressing out about being late, he accuses me of "hovering!" And finds the most stupid, piddly things to do, RIGHT WHEN WE NEED TO LEAVE, things that COULD WAIT TILL WE GOT HOME!!!!

    Ahem. Well, I didn't help MY situation any, but maybe you know you're not alone now. -- D
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    my pet peeves with the dh are:
    leaving dirty clothes all over the bedroom, instead of the hamper. (my kids are terrible, too)
    letting the house go to hell while I am on a stretch of 12 hour night shifts (ugh)
    leaving a toilet seat up (a common female complaint that can be easily reversed as some men like the toilet seat up for convenience rofl)


    actually there are very few. i probably peeve him off more.
    i know for sure HIS pet peeves with me are:
    griping about his tossing his clothes on the floor (rofl)
    being very anal about housecleaning (I can't STAND dirty dishes in sight, we HAVE a dishwasher, for heavens sake)
    PMS (need I say more)
    me being guilty of leaving my makeup strewn about the bathroom when I go to work and all my silly shampoos/skin care products all over our shower (he just uses a simple body soap/shampoo routine, I know this drives him nuts)
    putting my kids first so often (I am very guilty of this and need to concentrate on my marriage more)

    I am so far from perfect......we both have peeves,but after nearly 18 years together, have learned to let a lot of little things just GO! Life is so short and we have NO idea if we have tomorrow. Philosophical mood today, huh?
    so see, I know I drive him nuts. My peeves seem so tiny when he goes away too, cause I miss him so much.
    Yep Deb...I know he gets peeved with me too:

    *I am too uptight about things. Too hard on the kids and too perfectionistic when it comes to cleaning, etc.

    *quick to anger and blurt things out without thinking sometimes.

    *hmmmmmmmmm......I gotta think about more. I'm more than willing to admit them if I can think of them! LOL!
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from dianah
    We stopped using the dishwasher about four years ago. I was the only one who loaded and unloaded it. Dishes would get put into the sink but not loaded into the dishwasher --- unless I did it. It got to be a pain and a thorn in my side. I gave VERY broad hints, "Oh, look, the dishwasher fairy loaded all those dishes into the dishwasher! What a good fairy she is!" "Oh, look, the dishwasher fairy unloaded all those dishes out of the dishwasher!"
    Finally, we just changed (on his urging) to each of us washing his/her own dishes, and leaving them out in a dish drainer (four plates, four cups, four spoons, four forks, two or so knives). I had been gone for a week on a trip, and when I returned, that's how it was done, and I just gave in.
    Now, don't get me started on who does housework!
    Oh, you have those different fairies in your house too! We have lots of them! LOL! :chuckle
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    No kidding, but I call them ghosts!
  11. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from CNM2B
    No kidding, but I call them ghosts!
    LOL! Why would ghosts do the dishes? LOL! :chuckle
    I picture ghosts like poltergeists, throwing dishes. (Kidding)
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    LOL...well, I wish they would throw them then I wouldn't have to wash them constantly! LOL!
  13. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from CNM2B
    LOL...well, I wish they would throw them then I wouldn't have to wash them constantly! LOL!
    Well, there you go! Have those ghosts throw rather than wash! :chuckle
  14. by   jnette
    My dh is perfect. Just like ME !

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