Monday, February 16, 2009

10 Things I Hate About You

When I was in college, my roommate, Becky, and I went to see the aforementioned movie in the theater. For the weeks that followed you could hear either of us at any given time reciting the ever-sarcastic line from the movie "I want you, I need you, oh baby oh baby" This, in addition to our dancing in the kitchen probably made other people wonder about the people living in our apartment, but nevertheless, we had a great time. I mention this as a preface to the following post. My little sister posted this on her blog in honor of Valentine's day, and I thought it was so cute, I decided to copy her. I just wanted to tell my husband that while these are truly the traits in him that drive me CRAZY they are exactly the things I would miss if he were ever not around. I HONESTLY want you, and need you, oh baby oh baby...

10: Your complete inablility to put your dirty socks in the hamper. I mean, I expect to have to pick up socks left around by the kids, but honestly, you would think that at least occasionally the kid socks would outnumber the dad socks, but alas...that is NEVER the case. Couple this with the Mountain Dew cans I find all over the house and in the garage, and you would think I have a 5th child.

9: That you never hesitate to open the dishwasher once the wash cycle has started. I know we forgot to stick in a sippy cup, or a spatula, but one of these days the dishwasher won't work anymore and you know I'll blame you. Can't you just hear it now? "I know the dishwasher is 20 years old, but I'm sure it's broken because you opened it 15 years ago!"

8: SNORING!!! I think that the only real reason that this bothers me is because I have a devil of a time trying to take a nap or fall asleep at night if you are not there. We haven't been apart many nights during our marriage, but those occasional business trips, or trips I took without you led to definite sleep deprivation for me.

7: How much better you are than me at basic computer programs. I mean, I expect you to be able to navigate complex computer things better than me, since that is your job, after all... but come on! I can wrestle with the computer for HOURS trying to get something simple to work, call you in tears, to have you tell me to wait til you get home. You get home, press 1 button, I swear, and everything is fixed! DISGUSTING!!!

6: Buying you presents is IMPOSSIBLE!! I can probably count on one hand the number of times in our relationship when I have been able to surprise you with a gift that you just loved that was not a DVD or CD. This especially gets on my nerves when you never fail to pull out all the stops to surprise me for birthdays or Christmases. I always love what you get me, and I usually don't have to make you a wish list. It's just not fair!!!

5: Your uncanny ability to make me feel guilty by not making me feel guilty. You never hesitate to let me sleep in, take naps, go out with friends, etc. and you openly encourage me to do so. Even to the point of kicking me out of the house to have lunch with a friend, and not only watch our kids, but the friend's kid(s) as well. I feel guilty for not doing the same for you, but you never complain. I don't think I deserve you.

4: Your love of sports. I was kind of thrown in the deep end when we got married. From no sports, to all day-every day sports was a little much to handle. Getting ready for work to the sound of Sportcenter got to be like a security blanket. Thank Heaven we are no longer to the point where we watch pre-game, game, and post-game anymore. I am thankful to you that I can now carry on an intelligent conversation about sports. Nice to know that I am tall enough to win the slam dunk competition...

3: Your CHARM. It is so impossible to stay mad at you, no matter what you do to make me mad. I'm also a little irritated that you passed this trait on to Peyton. If there's anyone I need to be able to be mad at, it's a two year old.

2: The look you give me when you think I'm talking nonsense. Whether I'm talking about a solution to a problem, or a design idea, it is inevitable that you will not understand my concept right away... and look at me like I'm crazy. Eventually, I make my point, you can "tweak" it a little, and everything falls into place. But until then..."you got some screws loose, lady".

1: Your T-shirt addiction. Even though you know that I love how you look in "dressier" clothes such as polo shirts, you are hopelessly addicted to T-shirts, and will change into one as soon as you get home from work. I rarely even get a dressy shirt on a date. Come's not like I'm asking you to wear a tie!

And there you have it. Now for a special message just for my dear husband...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day Everyone!!!


aubrey said...

How cute! I never knew Cameron was so obnoxious... :) Maybe I'll have to pare the list down to ten for Jared (just kidding honey).

Deanna said...

Here's my solution to the sock problem...I don't wash them unless they are in the laundry basket. It truly works!!! :)

LeAnn said...

If Cameron were in the high school state finals championship sockball game and he tossed that sock into the basket and missed, would he just walk away? NO! You tell that man that he needs to sink that baby! Do it for the team! And if he doesn't, he doesn't score, you know, later that night, with the cute cheerleader whose wearing his jacket...(Blush)

Works for us, anyway...(did I just type that?)

LeAnn said...

Oh, and did you by chance get that spatula at Spatula City?

Cam said...

I like that second idea better.

Anonymous said...

I want to know where this guy came from! I mean, HONESTLY!!! It never fails to amaze me that he seems to be the exact opposite of his dad. Now don't get me wrong...I've known his dad for a long time and he's a wonderful man but babysitting is/was not his forte, let alone changing diapers. Cam is one of a kind and tears come to my eyes when I hear the kind of things he does for his Sam. Isn't it nice that love is spoken in all kinds of ways at your house (not including the sock problem).