Married Life // Pet Peeves Deux


Pet Peeves in Marriage

Let’s be clear. I love my husband. I mean, loooooove. Crazy about the guy. And he’s, like, theΒ best. As we speak, he’s outside mowing our lawn after having worked a full day and watched Henry for a few hours so I could get some work done too. He’s a champ.

How-to-the-ever, you know that even in the most magnificent of relationships there are these leeeeeetle tiny things that just get under your skin. I’ve talked about it before right here, which was pretty cathartic and even more hilarious to read your responses. Lately Mr. Lovely and I have been a bit on edge, just with figuring out work schedules and baby schedules and life schedules, and when you’re on edge the little things that get under your skin can seem huge. So we decided to laugh about it instead of going crazy over it, and share it with you here. I present, in no particular order, the things my husband does that drive me promptly up the wall.

He holds his breath after he sneezes for, like, 20 seconds. It’s weird.
He pulls his t-shirts off inside out before he puts them in the laundry so I have to turn every single t-shirt right side out when I fold.
He walks just slightly faster than I do so I’m always a half step behind him.
Dirty dishes on the counter. Does it take that much longer to just put it in the dishwasher?!
He eats ice cream so. loudly. But just ice cream. Still haven’t figured out why.

And because it just wouldn’t be right to not let him have his say, here’s what I do that makesΒ him crazy.

I pick at my nail polish. It totally grosses him out.
My hair is still shedding post-baby, and somehow it always ends up wrapped around Henry’s fingers or in his mouth. (To be fair, that one drives me crazy too. How do you stop it?!)
When he asks what I want for dinner the answer is always, “I dunno, what are the options?”
After I get out of the shower, I leave the showerhead pointed in such a way that it sprays his feet when he turns the shower on the next time.

I have to know if we’re normal! Leave a comment and tell me the weird things your spouse or partner does that just make ya nuts. xoxo

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  1. haha. Too cute.
    I’m totally with you on the dishes, how do they make it to the counter but not the dishwasher or sink? πŸ˜‰

  2. These are so funny, I love my husband more than anything, but sometimes I just want to throttle him. Here are my top three pet peeves:

    1. Hair – he is a fluffy dude, and his body hair ends up EVERYWHERE and he never feels the need to clean it up.

    2. Food – Every time I ask “What do you want for dinner?” he replies “I don’t know, what do you want?” and then I have to spend the next 15minutes playing the “what does Andy really want for dinner” guessing game.

    3. When we sit on the couch, he crosses his left leg over his right and his foot, clad in his nasty man sock, usually ends up less than 6 inches from my food/arm/whatever I am working on. So gross!

    1. OMG I have the body hair problem too!! Like, he does. And it annoys me. Not I have the body hair…ugh.

  3. Sooo…my boyfriend just moved in with me two months ago – AFTER I lived by myself for 11 years. Can we say adjustment?

    The first three weeks were heaven. Birds sang and practically did the dishes for us in our bliss.

    Then we hit one month. And HE IS SO LOUD. Like not as in he speaks loudly, but as in, everything he does is loud. And he watches tons of random videos on his phone, and it makes. me. crazy. So I held it in for a couple of weeks, and then one day, I was working on an editing job, and I just said it: YOU ARE SO LOUD. It was possibly a horrible moment for me because I’m never so blunt. But he got it.

    I mean, for realz, I know I’m not easy to live with. I know I’m nitpicky and can’t sit still (this drives him crazy when we’re trying to watch TV). But still. Thank you for an outlet. πŸ™‚

  4. Funny! Re: The inside out laundry, when i was a kid my mom taught me to turn my clothes inside out to wash. She said it helped keep the colors brighter longer. It’s quite possible she made that up, but to this day I turn everything inside out, and it’s a pain in the ass to turn it right side out when folding, so I feel your pain πŸ™‚

  5. My fiance eats cereal so loud! I totally know how you feel.
    Oh and he hates that my loose hairs are always all over everywhere ?

  6. I hear you on the dishes. I guess that’s my fault as well since he simply can’t put dishes in the dishwasher in the right place , so I forbid it! πŸ™‚
    And you have never heard such smacking and mouth noise as when he eats a banana, which he does EVERY morning. I have to leave the room.
    He also puts his dirty clothes on top of the hamper instead of inside the hamper. Why? The 2 seconds it takes to lift the lid are just too much to handle?
    But he is the sweetest, best, most supportive, cutest husband ever and I will gladly put up with these things!
    Fun post!!! πŸ™‚ I love the idea of treating it with humor. It completely diffuses the strain. I might try it at home.

  7. My fiance is always leaving his shoes EVERYWHERE! He also takes his socks off and leaves them under his desk so come laundry day I have to crawl under there to excavate a pile of them…smelly feet and small cramped areas equals no fun.
    I always put things on his desk when I’m not sure where I want them to go yet which annoys him.
    He also doesn’t understand why I need to make the bed everyday when “we’re just going to mess them up again by sleeping in them”.
    I pester him to use skin care products even though he hates it. I want him to have good, protected skin, what’s wrong with that?

  8. Hahaha this is funny!! Hmmm one of my pet peeves with my hubby is when he’s at home doing outside work and lunch time rolls around. He always wants to eat outside because as he puts it “I have to push to get this work done!” Like…really? Stopping to eat outside helps you get more work done then coming inside to eat? We’ve made it a joke though because I always tell him no way, he has to come inside. Haha sometimes I give in to him and sometimes he gives in to me. πŸ™‚

  9. I can totally relate to the shower thing. And the laundry thing. And the dish thing…wait, are we married to the same person?!?

  10. I bought a darling basket so when my husband comes in from the garage or working outside he strips in the kitchen and is supposed to put those work clothes in the basket if he plans on wearing them again that week. No joke the clothes never EVER make it into the basket. They end up on the side, or behind it, or in front of it. He isn’t blind lord knows I paid for his lasik eye surgery. But for heaven and earth the man cannot put those clothes in the basket. So now I’ve gone to desperate measures and everytime he fails to get them in there I take a picture of it and shame him on social media.

  11. I know I already said one on Instagram but OMG the ice cream thing HE TOTALLY DOES AND…When takes off his socks they end up rolled up in this tight little ball that never gets fully clean or fully dried and like WHO WANTS TO TOUCH THAT to unroll it??? EWWWW

  12. I totally agree with the dishes on the counter. Except I also hate the way he loads the dishwasher, so I guess it is lose-lose for me.

  13. Oh my gosh I agree on those dirty dishes! Pleeeease just stick them in the dishwasher! Oh, and I don’t like un-scrunching dirty socks that are in little balls before I put them in the laundry machine! EW. πŸ™

  14. Ok, these are hilarious, I think my husband and I need to write a list so we can laugh about it as well. So things he does that drives me nuts, he pops his eyes, I don’t even know how to explain it but he adjusts his face a certain way were air gets under an eye and makes this nasty noise, I hate it. Every time he takes off his dirty clothes he throws it in this corner that is right in front of the laundry room, not in the laundry room but right next to the door. Whenever I say anything about how I always have to pick it up he says, no I always pick it up eventually. He never does.

    Things I know I do that drives him nuts, apparently when I go into the bathroom at night I turn the light switch on so loudly that it wakes him up, he said I don’t do it anymore now that our daughter is sleeping in our room, I am also shedding like crazy after having my baby, I have to clean the shower drain every 3 days now, it grosses me out too, but it drives him crazy. I guess my hair is just everywhere in the house. I have a pile of clothes in our room where I try things on and then throw them into the pile rather then re- hanging them.
    love this, Michelle

  15. My husband totally does the tshirt thing too (as well as bunching his socks when he takes them off as one commenter mentioned)

    He also leaves his shoes right in the middle of walkways and doorways so I ALWAYS trip over them.

    Oh! And he also leaves cups with a tiny bit of milk around the house so it makes a nice stinky layer of nasty which is gross to clean.

    Whew that does feel good!

    However I love these things because it shows that he is human and I don’t feel as bad about all the “quirky” things I do and all the DIY projects I spring on him πŸ™‚