I have these friends. A boy and a girl who have been hitched for 10 months. One would assume the union is nothing but rainbows and pugs when the wedding day portrait looks like this:
Rabbit Sidebar: Roll tide.
However, there's something amiss. The girl left the boy this note last week:
I'd like to address these concerns for my future husband who will likely make an identical list:
1. Full Trash: What defines "full?" Is it after my fist squish makes no impact? Is it after I can't shut the lid? Is it after I've removed the lid and built a pyramid of pudding cups taller than myself?
2. Washing Clothes: I recently studied Amanda's thorough Canadian guide to hygiene including when and how to clean your clothing. However, I'm convinced some pants just need a quick whirl in a hot dryer with a wet washcloth and a fancy dryer sheet.
3. Washing Towels: Umm...I've already covered that. I'm squeaky clean by the time I get to the towel. Plus, who of us hasn't dried off with something that is not a towel? It's what makes a down comforter so versatile.
4. Dirty Dishes: It's physics. Entry to the dishwasher requires the exit of the current inhabitants. And they won't all be gone until I've eaten 7 more bowls of cereal.
5. Emptying Pockets: Only the morning will provide the right light for assessing the value of a crumpled receipt or handful of Cheez-its.
6. Adulthood: Overrated.
Dear Future Mr. Jamie:
Do not judge me by these questionable dealings. I have other remarkable qualities. Like the baking and affection for college football. And there's the trust fund.
Future Mrs. You
Do you have any habits your loved ones don't appreciate? What bugs you about your own spouse, roommate, mom? Advice for the newlywed boy and girl?