Marriage reminds me of riding a mechanical bull.
I have never been on a mechanical bull, so I’m going from observation only. Follow me here…
You hop on and hold on for dear life. Sometimes you fall off the bull, but then you get back on for another ride. You keep getting back on because it’s fun and exhilarating.
According to the OG married people, I’m probably still considered a newlywed. My marriage has been far from perfect, but I thank God for keeping my husband and I together. I really am.
Some of our close friends haven’t succeeded in their marriages. I look at their situations and realize that could have easily been us.
My mom used to always tell me to choose fight for my marriage no matter how hard things get. She and my dad were married for over 20 years when she passed away, so my homie knew what she was talking about.
As much as I love my husband, there are still several things that I wish he understood. As wives, we sometimes have to s-p-e-l-l things out for them.
Hey hun, can you go to the store and get some more milk? What kind? Babe, the kind we always get. Well, what kind is that? The exact same kind of milk that YOU drink! Open the refrigerator and see!
Sigh. You drink milk, bruh.
That being said, I want to give husbands a little bit of help. Wives, let’s get in formation and let our husbands know that they need to do a little better.
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Before you read any further, please know that this blog post is meant to entertain. If you take this too seriously, that’s your own fault. You’ve been warned!
Husband, be careful what you say. We will remember what you said 5 years ago and beat you over the head with it.
Husband, you might have a PHD in astrophysics, but you absolutely have no clue about the intricacies of washing a load of laundry. No, you can’t wash the whites and darks together unless you want pink underwear. Just separate the whites and darks like I told you, and keep it moving.
Husband, save yourself from me ignoring your for a few days. If you walk in and see a tornado in the house and then see me lounging on the couch after a long day at work, LET IT BE.
Husband, I’m not sure how to make you fix how hard you sleep, but you need to work on that. My husband legit slept through the alarm going off in our house one night. I basically had to beat him awake. I’m like, “how can you not hear this blaring alarm?!” His response….”I was sleeping.” No duh.
Husband, I will not throw a block party each time you do a household task. You don’t see me asking for my Academy Award for best performance in a mother and wife life situation.
Husband, if you see something that needs to be done in the house, just do it. I don’t really want to ask.
Husband, do not make fun of me when I call you in a panic because there is an insect or some other creature staring at me from across the room. Please just come home and kill it so I will be able to climb down from the kitchen counter.
Husband, I always give you a detailed grocery shopping list (for the rare occasions when you actually go). All I ask is that you do the same for me. When you tell me to get you something, I’m grabbing whatever is the cheapest unless you tell me EXACTLY what you need.
Husband, don’t make me pretend to grab your tools and fix that leaky faucet I’ve been complaining about for months. I will totally mess something up in the process of trying to get you to get your lazy butt up and do what I asked you to do.
Husband, as much as I might nag and complain, I’m glad to be doing life with you.
In the comments below, tell me how long you’ve been married, and tell me something you wish your husband understood a little bit better.
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