A couple of weeks ago my husband had made the oBserVation on how I don’t put things away when I am done using them. I responded the way I always do, “It’s because the kids probably distracted me when I was getting ready to clean up”.
That conversation tugged on me for a week. Was there tRuTh behind my husband’s observation of my untidiness? I decided I would test myself and see. After making a point to break this habit for a week, the answer is YES. I have been hIdiNg behind the excuse of the kids, and I never knew it. Not only did I realize that Doug was right (see my “Tastes like vinegar” post), but it has actually made my life easier. I don’t have as much to pick up at night and I feel more organized during the day. Now, don’t get me wrong—my house is not spotless because I don’t spend all day picking up after the kids. BUT, if I get it out, I put it away when I am finished!
It was hard to admit that Doug was right, but I did what all wives should do (no matter how bad it tastes!) and thanked him. Sometimes people tell us things that hurt, but after we have time to cool off, we should try to see if there is some truth to what they are saying. It was worth the pain knowing that Doug loves me enough to hold me aCcouNtabLe so I can be a better ME. If I’m not willing to allow my spouse to hold me accountable then who will? The truth hurts, but let’s be honest, being stubborn gets you nowhere.
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