Need I say more?! It only usually takes the one word with a roll of the eyes to have woman everywhere nodding in agreement. My husband drives me a little bonkers a whole lot of the time! Maybe it's the OCD coming out in me again but WHY OH WHY do they throw the empty toilet rolls NEXT to the bin in the bathroom instead of in it. Likewise with the dirty washing, wet towels . . . you get the picture. For some reason my husband thinks these items belong next to or on top of the laundry basket instead of in it. How hard is it to lift a lid. Really? I could go on and on and on . . . but I won't because I'll let you have your own little moans at the end! Hehe.
Ok, but seriously, I think sometimes we woman neglect to ask our husbands how they are coping with this whole infertility rollarcoaster. I know I am guilty of it myself and it wasn't until he started suffering from anxiety attacks that it occurred to me that perhaps he wasn't finding it quite so easy as I had assumed. For some reason I always thought he was ok with it taking ages and the wait and impatience wasn't affecting him. After all, I'm the one with the problem and being poked and prodded . . . and he didn't even want to try for a baby when I decided I was ready. I had been ready the year prior to start a family but after much discussion (discussion = argueing) I was bribed with a kitten and gave in. The converastion went something like 'If you wait another year I'll let you get a kitten?' Me - 'Ok!' Haha. Anyway, I have since learnt that it IS hard for them but they don't want to admit it because they want to be strong for us. My husband has been amazingly supportive. Sure, his eyes do tend to glaze over when I come home and tell him all the amazing new remedies I have discovered to cure our infertility problems but in reality we couldn't go through this without our men by our sides, wiping away our tears and offering so much positive support and guidance. But don't forget to ask them how they are every once in awhile and be there for HIM. I'm sure you may be surprised by the confession when you do take the time to turn the spotlight back around. Go and give you man a BIG HUG right now and tell him how much you love him.
And then, moan about how they don't pick up the empty toilet rolls, take out the empty beer bottles and really, how bloody hard is it to put the washing IN the washing basket!!! Aaaaagggghhhh! Men!
Q of the day - What does your hubby do that drives you bonkers?