Some people fight because the wife has too many throw pillows or the husband won’t put the seat down. What is the quirky pet peeve at your house? Do you let it go a lot of the time and what makes you BURST and fight about everything you’ve gotten mad at for the last 2 years??

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12 Responses to Fighting

  1. Jenny says:

    Jason gets up around 4 am for work and eats breakfast in the living room. Well for the longest time he would just leave his cereal bowl or plate sitting on the ottoman. That drove me NUTS!!! He’s gotten better. But I just hate cleaning that bowl with crusted oatmeal stuck to it. There’s no huge fight about it, I just yell at him. lol

    • Joy says:

      I really hate that too. I do most “housewifely” things. I do “almost” all the cooking, laundry, keeping the house up to par and tidy. The “housework” I do because he goes to work and works hard all day but when he reads the paper and “sets” them on the floor when he’s done reading it and walks away, who has to pick it up? He’d walk on them for weeks before he’d pick them up and I feel like a servant then and not a wife. It’s the same thing when his cup, bowl that he had snacks in and WORSE, a used toothpick are on his end table in the morning when I get up because he couldn’t carry them to the kitchen, it pisses me right off but 9 times out of 10, I deal with it and don’t say anything. There are times I just leave his stuff there.

      I just think it’s disrespectful.

  2. Just a Mom says:

    My quirky pet peeve is how the people in my house will rinse out a dish and then leave it sitting next to the sink! For the love of Pete, open the dishwasher and put it in! I usually let it go. As far as burstin, which I have not done in awhile, it could be anything that sets me off and it is usually not directed at the right person when I do blow. I hate that about myself!

  3. SKL says:

    What really p’s me off is anyone criticizing my parenting, especially in front of my kids.

    I don’t have a lot of blowups in my old age. I used to be more insecure and I’d hit back whenever anyone questioned whether what I’d done was right. I’ve learned to just listen and pick my battles very carefully. Most of the time it doesn’t matter what other people think anyway. Decades ago, I used to be very pissy about other people being slobs or otherwise inconsiderate. I learned to not care about most of it. It was either that or move out. I also used to be extremely protective of my money (I had a lot of bills and no savings), so when people decided “majority rules” about an expensive joint purchase, it liketa put me in the looney bin.

  4. Laura says:

    I can second the dishwasher thing. I don’t know what it is about that machine, if there’s a special lock on the door that senses my fingers and opens only for me? But nobody else in this house will put stuff in it without my badgering first. And there are excuses… ‘I didn’t know if it was clean’, ‘I didn’t know it was empty’, ‘I thought it was full’.

    • SKL says:

      We keep a sticky note inside a cabinet door, that says “clean.” You stick it on if you have run the dishwasher and left it full.

      But no, that doesn’t mean people will actually put their dishes into the dishwasher. They are too busy, and we all know their time is more valuable than mine.

      • Laura says:

        I’ve been trying to come up with a system like that for us, but with steve being blind, a sticky note won’t work. But I’m also not trying too hard. I mean, seriously, how hard is it to open the damn door and look in there? Or, in his case, take a good strong whiff. If it’s clean, you can smell that it is!! Grrrr.

        • SKL says:

          You could try folding the sticky or cutting it with a jagged edge.

          • SKL says:

            We don’t have a “dirty” sticker, only a clean one. It’s either one or the other, right? The sticky means feel free to leave your dishes on the counter (or feel free to empty the dishwasher).

  5. Nikki says:

    You know what irritates me, especially lately? Jason is the type, that if he is stressed, he won’t eat. Lately he has been beyond stressed over baseball. So he won’t eat! Drives me mad-I cooked this damn meal, you better eat! And he NEEDS to eat, but I can’t force him.

    Not flushing the toilet! Jason is notorious for that and you know what he says to me when I yell at him for it??? “I left that for YOU!”….hahaha NOT funny! Gross!

    • Laura says:

      OH MY GOD!!!! I HAVE THAT PROBLEM, TOO!!! WHAT IS IT WITH MEN AND FLUSHING????? And now Josh is starting too, although I harass him about it so much that I think he’s pretty much quit. He still won’t flush in the middle of the night; it scares him, ’cause the toilet is so loud.

      But Steve frequently won’t flush. He likes to “let yellow be mellow”. And then a week later, I go into his bathroom to clean, and the toilet is DISGUSTING and smelly. I know he’s blind, but how can he not smell that??? It’s vile.

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