Sunday, May 16, 2010


I am the worst kind of woman, according to Harry - high maintenance who thinks she's low maintenance. But really, I have been aware of this since first seeing the movie when I was 21 and just starting to officially date The Man Who Would Become My Husband, so does that let me off the hook some? I have a metacognition thing going on with myself - I sit down resolutely to do exactly what essential task I need to do and realize I should have tea. Which means I should clean the kitchen while water boils. Which means I should sweep while the tea steeps. Which leads me to realize we need a new broom. So I make a list of all the new things we need before I race off to Target, wait no, Goodwill first. Where I take a few minutes to "just look around" for some items that would be great for my classroom. Then I remember the essential task I need to finish, at home, and head back to get it done. But first, I should get dinner started (and luckily the kitchen is already clean)...

This Man Who Became My Husband knows that I must:
  • Smell everything before I taste it
  • Taste (therefore smell) anything he plans to eat or drink
  • Insist he has a jacket when we go out
  • Plan extensively, even if we don't actually end up doing anything I planned
  • Use certain dishes for certain foods
  • Have popcorn at the movie theater, even if I've just eaten a fulfilling meal minutes before
  • Drink my Pepsi from a glass, with ice (preferably crushed)
  • Wrap presents, even if they'll be opened within moments
  • Sort laundry and load the dishwasher in a particular way
  • Read while I brush my teeth
  • Match undergarments, shoes, and glasses with outfits
  • Stop at most garage sales
  • Obsess over various secret boyfriends, for fun

And I love him so.


katydidnot said...


We all love him for that. And we all see why he loves you, not despite these things, but because of them. Just like we do.

We love you just the way you are. Even if it takes you 30 minutes to order a sandwich.

Shana said...

It takes a *special* kind of man to love a *certain* kind of woman. Being a woman of similar kind, I can say that. He's a keeper - you're a keeper, so it's nice that that worked out : )

Stu said...

You are a nut-job and I love you for it.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I love you. And all of the commenters above.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Also? I'll have what she's having. With the dressing on the side.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I thought I was the only person who read while brushing my teeth. A kindred spirit!

brandy101 said...

I am obsessed with proper (and maximized) loading of the dishwasher!

I get distracted easily, too; thought it was "age" but perhaps I'm just hard-wired for, uh, "multitasking"?

Janet said...

he's the right one for you! How lucky to have found him :-)

Danielle said...

There is nothing wrong with properly loading a dishwasher!! Or drinking a certain pop a certain way. I prefer fountain Coke in a cup with a lid and straw. Alas all these things make you you!

snugglebug said...

I think I am high maintenance but my hubby thinks I am pretty low maintenance.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

OMG Steph. You are... me!

Ok, except that Pepsi thing. We all know (and I've also recently stated that) there's no conceivable scenario that would get me to ingest that slop.

Oh, and I'm not in love with your husband, either. Glad you are though ;)

♥ :)


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