My husband and I will celebrate our 7 year anniversary in December. This seems like a long time, but then again it doesn’t. However, after 7 years and 2 kids, it’s hard to even remember what our marriage was like in the beginning. There is, however, one thing I remember that has been happening on a weekly basis from day one.
When you get married each person has their own idiosyncrasies that you have to learn to deal with. For example, you might think dirty socks belong in a hamper somewhere, but your husband might think they belong on the kitchen floor. I’m not saying this actually happened to me
last week, it’s simply an example. Maybe you like to leave the shower curtain open when you’re done, and the other person likes it closed. Perhaps you think the toilet paper should unroll from the top (which is clearly correct), and the other person thinks it should unroll from the bottom. Again, these are all just examples.
Most of these habits or personal preferences can be overlooked or ignored. But, what if one of those habits directly affects you and could possibly throw you into a tizzy and ruin your whole day? Drum roll please…
The milk cap. Yes, the milk cap!
My dear and lovely husband leaves the ring on, just like in the picture above. I, however, am a milk ring remover. Honestly, I cannot understand why in the whole world anyone would leave it on! It’s trash, throw it away!
I thought my husband was the only person who left the ring on, until some of you answered and told me you did too. Wha wha what? Girls are supposed to stick together!
Just kidding. So, why does such a little act send me into a full-blown-ruin-my-whole-day tizzy? Here’s why. I don’t particularly enjoy having to pick the ring out of my cereal or coffee each and every time it falls in. It’s gross. Not to mention, I have OCD. So, when the ring falls into my breakfast it makes me wonder where the ring has been, who has touched it, and eventually I will probably decide that the entire bowl of cereal or cup of coffee is completely contaminated. I. Am. Serious.
Do you have a milk ring in your marriage?