Writer's Workshop: What's wrong with me?

So, today is Writer's Workshop day at Mama Kat's. I looked at the prompts and this one jumped out at me: Ask someone who loves you what one of your weaknesses is.

My immediate reaction was that I don't even need to ask, because I know what Bear will say. He'll say, what he always says when faced with the opportunity to tell me one thing he wishes I would change; Putting clothes away!

I hate putting clothes away, and it drives him crazy. I know I need to do it, I know it's an opportunity, and one of the issues in our marriage, yet I would rather stick my tongue to a frozen flagpole, than have to put clothes away! I hate it! So, there they sit, in the laundry basket, until it is either time to wear them, or, until he gets irritated enough to put them away himself. Then, it's like 2 days of reminding me how  "he put the clothes away" and how "he organized everything." *whining*

So, why do I punish myself?! Why not just do it? Because Life is too short to worry about clothes, and other various household chores, blah, blah...insert other philosophical musings.  ♪Mama, She's lazy, lazier than me♪ (Pinkard & Bowden)

I wasn't going to ask him, but I figured what the heck, why not just ask? Let him tell me, yet again, what's wrong with me. But what if he says something different? Do I really want to know?! Alright, fine, I'll ask, but, in a text.
So I texted:
me: what's one of my weaknesses?
him: internet
him: want another 1?
me: Lol! sure
him: Books

He just put the biggest smile on my face! Here I am thinking about my "weaknesses" as the negatives about me, and he goes and looks at in another way; as my kryptonite! And, he's right! I love the internet! Can't be without it! So much information! And, Books?! Of course I love them!

Only one problem, he forgot to put himself on that list.

♪If I go crazy then, will you still
call me Superman
if I'm alive and wellwill you be there
holding my hand
I'll keep you by my side
with my superhuman might
(3 Doors down)

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  1. That's cute. If not putting laundry away is your greatest fault, then I'd say he's got a pretty good thing going :)

  2. I have the opposite problem, I like everything put away neatly and my boyfriend not so much!

    Stopping by from Mama Kats!

  3. I dont mind putting away the laundry, its the folding that I hate!

  4. Excellent!!! I love how you saw it one way and he saw it another. Perfect example of how men and women think differently.

  5. Ugh, I hate putting the clothes away too.

  6. Ugh! Laundry!! Drawers are overrated!

  7. That is so sweet! And I'm with you with the hatred of putting away clothes.


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