The #1 thing that my husband and I fight about!

File Mar 01, 10 04 57 AMMy husband and I have a pretty great relationship. No, really. I don’t believe in that Facebook Fakery where you make everything look great when it’s really not. Been there, done that. lol I am genuinely so in love with my husband that it might even be a tad bit nauseating at times and I’m totally ok with that. Life’s too short to not be happy and have joy! That being said, we’re in a relationship, so of course we quarrel over things like you would in any relationship or like any married couple would. It’s just a part of life. Real life.

I can’t explain it but for some reason the number one thing we cannot agree on is how to load the dishwasher. The smallest thing in the world huh? And yah, I know…you can say, “well, at least he puts things IN the dishwasher” lol, and that is very true but for us, it’s become an agree to disagree thing because we so inherently DISAGREE with how a dishwasher should be loaded. I believe small cereal bowls should be on the top and he believes they should be on the bottom. SO much so that the other will MOVE said small cereal bowls to prove the point. Any by others, I mean me because I’m lame. Ok and honestly, 99% of the time, we don’t reallllllly get “mad” about it but once in awhile if one of us is cranky about something else…lack of sleep, hangry, bad day at work…I can tell, we get a little annoyed by the whole loading of the dishwasher thing.

This post isn’t to ask you who is right and who is wrong because as I learned many years ago (and posted a few weeks ago), everyone sees things through their own filter. Plus doesn’t EVERYONE know cereal bowls go on the TOP??!!! 😉 I kid, I kid, I love you honey!dishwasher

Ok so what is the #1 thing you and your spouse fight about?

XO Surviving Mommy

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8 Comments

  • Janet says:

    I love you, Cindy! You are so funny and express yourself so genuinely. That love that you and your hubby share…… my aunt and uncle had that same love until she passed away two years ago. They were married 57 yrs. He sits on a bench by her grave every Sunday. I don’t believe it’s corny or silly to say it all that time! 💕 P.S. Everybody knows that cereal bowls go on the top. Ha Ha

  • Tami says:

    I, sadly, do not have, nor have I ever had a spouse. But…right now as I continue to emerge from my nearly 5-year financial depression (due to lack of work or underemployment), I’m ensconced (still) at my mother’s house. And, boy is there a big difference as to how I load the dishwasher versus how she does! Her husband of a year and a half, on the other hand, has quickly learned to put dishes IN the sink and soak them with water so that food leftovers do not become as hard as the stone on Stone Mountain. I will only bring cereal bowls to the top IF the bottom is full. But, I have some OCD order to it even when I load those bowls on the top. I’ve gotten worse and worse with the OCD thing in the last couple of years. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been like this before the age of…..oh, say….45. LOL

  • Cindy Pittman says:

    I agree cereal bowls go on the top, along with coffee mugs and glasses. I am nut about the way the dishwasher is loaded and will change if someone puts things in wrong. I just want everything to fit and get clean. My husband is horrible about just sitting things in the sink or the cabinet on top of the dishwasher and just leaving it there. Drives me nuts! It is always the small things that drive me nuts.

  • Michele says:

    I agree with you on the cereal bowls. My husband and son do put them on thorp BUT they put them so close together that I don’t think they are properly getting washed. I do have a problem with how the both load the dishwasher! They put things so close together like a large bowl on the bottom and then put a plate in front of it. It drives me crazy! How can a bowl get cleaned with a plate directly in front of it??? It blocks the opening to the bowl! I also am very particular about the silverware. I put all the spoons in one compartment, forks in another, etc. this makes it so much easier to unload! I often find myself re-arranging the dishes. Ugg!

  • Kristen Gates says:

    Speaking of cereal: If he knows that I can’t stand the sound of cereal being eaten…WHY DOES HE FILL THE BOWL AND THEN SIT RIGHT NEXT TO ME WHILE EATING IT?!?!?!?!?! Crunch…ting of the spoon…crunch…crunch…ting…ting. Not a huge fighting point, but worth a polite “you know that bugs me” smile while I get up to go re-load the dishes the right way. Haha! 🙂

  • Olivia says:

    Bowls on the top in our house too. Everyone in our house knows not to load the dishwasher because I change it anyway. They just rinse on the right side of the sink and stack in the left side and I load! 🙂

    I have no idea what the biggest thing we fight about is, but it seems like it’s always something so insignificant it’s ridiculous.

  • Wendy says:

    If there’s room on the bottom, cereal bowls go there. If the bottom is full, the bowls go on top. All plastic wear always goes on the top, because the dishwasher will melt it! And you know, the forks and knives always go face down in the holder, because you will stick yourself while loading dishes! LOL!

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