Thursday, February 24, 2011

5 things my husband does that drive me crazy

Okay, don't get me wrong, I love my second half and wouldn't trade him for the world.  And maybe I'm just being a whiny, nagging housewife, but it helps to get this stuff off my chest sometimes.  So we all have our pet-peeves when it comes to our husband's habits... or lack thereof.  Here goes my list, in no particular order:

1. Uses a new glass every time he wants a drink!
I swear, I do a load of dishes a day in this household, and more than half the load usually consists of glasses.  I will go the entire day using the same glass.  When I finish what I'm drinking, I'll rinse out my glass and sit it by the sink to use again the next time I want a drink.  My husband on the other hand will finish his drink, leave the glass on the table, walk to kitchen and grab a brand new, clean glass from the cabinets and fill it up with the same exact beverage he had in the other glass... and before you know it, there are 5 empty glasses of orange juice sitting on my end table.  Grrrrr... it's such a simple fix, but yet he can't seem to do it, no matter how many times I ask him.

2.  Leaves a trail of dirty clothes around the house...
I can tell wherever this man goes throughout the house by the trail of dirty clothing he leaves behind.  It's like, "hi honey, I'm home" and there goes the jacket thrown to the back of the couch.  "How was your day", as he drops a shoe at the bottom of the stairs (yes, just one of them... God forbid he leave them both in the same place, because then he couldn't bug me later about how he can't find his other shoe).  I'll even go around the house and strategically place hampers where he tends to throw his clothes, but he makes sure to place the dirty clothes inches from the hamper instead of inside it.  Really, honey?  Really?

3.  Plays video games.  Online.  With his buddies.  Every night. 
Ridiculous! I'm sorry, but I cannot for the life of me understand this man's obsession with the playstation 3.  Or is it the Xbox 360?  Oh wait, that's right, he has both!  He comes home from work and runs straight for his mancave (also known as our basement that I am never able to enjoy because of this gaming addiction of his).  He actually has a headset, similar to those bluetooth ear pieces, where he can talk to his buddies while they play online together.  I hear him on his little head-set down there chit-chatting with his boys about killing zombies on a daily basis... don't even ask.

4. Throws his wet towels on the floor after he showers!
Simple fix.  Just hang the damn towel on one of the numerous hangers I've hooked over the doors for this exact reason.  If they are simply hung up, they will dry and you can use the towel again the next time you shower, rather than having to do 10 loads of laundry a week! 

5.  Leaves drawers, cabinets, pretty much anything that opens, open!
I'll neatly fold all his clothes, put them in their proper place, and then when he goes to grab a shirt or a pair of socks, he will leave the clothing hanging from the drawer and not even bother to close it.  Or I'll walk into the kitchen and one of the cabinet doors is wide open.  I believe I even witnessed him pouring a drink one day and he didn't even bother to close the refrigerator door when he was done.  For real?  Who does that?

Okay, I'm done bitching about my husband's imperfections.  He really is a wonderful man, he just isn't the neatest, most organized man in the world, I suppose.  It could be much worse.  For now, I guess I will just have to continue picking up after him, continuously closing cabinets and doing tons of dishes.  Anyone care to share their pet-peeves or annoying things your significant other does, or doesn't do for that matter?  I'd love to hear them! 


  1. My husband watches tv to fall asleep and always forgets to set the sleep timer so I wake up hearing ridiculously annoying infomercials. He also put wet towels on the bed or chaise and leaves his clothes and shoes all over our room even next to the hamper but never it in. And just because it bugs me he dresses our daughter in miss matched clothes and socks on his daddy daughter day. Other than that he's very sweet, considerate, and a great dad....can't win em all!

  2. ooohhh! my hubby does the first thing too!!! i get to wash lots of glasses! just like you, i only use one glass the whole day! another thing, he also leaves the towel inside the room and never hangs it, and the used clothes? duh!!! hanged everywhere!

    by the way, thanks for visiting my blog! your boys are so cute!!!!