One Eye Closed

Someone once told my husband that one should go into marriage with both eyes wide open, then close one afterward. Along those lines, I was reading an article in the dentist’s office today that stated that every married person should allow their spouse one fault that they never bring up to them.

My husband doesn’t have many faults. He is, of course, nearly perfect. However, when he’s eating ice cream (a very common occurrence), he sticks out his tongue before he puts the spoon in his mouth. I actually have brought it up to him, but most of the time, I just sit next to him and snicker without him realizing it.

Do you harbor some trivial annoyance that you never (or rarely) bring up to your spouse?

The key here is trivial, funny, and harmless. I don’t want to get into husband-bashing, or I’ll have to close the comments!! (evil mommy eye….)


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  1. It would have to be that he’s late for everything. I’ve finally given up saying anything and just tell him we have to leave 15 minutes later than we’re supposed to. Works like a charm!


  2. I notice that it was just for husbands habits and not the wives….. How unfair Sarah…. 🙂


  3. First let me say, I am from the northeast and I married a Texan and moved to Texas. Things are different around here and I am still trying to figure out what is funny Rick or funny Texas. I laugh a lot. One of the funny things my husband does is eat his dessert, then have a helping of food— for dessert! He does this in restaurants and all, will not let them take his plate gets his dessert then finishes his plate. How weird is that???


  4. John, I believe it says “spouse!” LOL. I know I have some things that are funny to Judd, maybe he’ll weigh in later.


  5. Coma Girl says:

    We have an armchair in our bedroom. If you ever walked into our bedroom, you probably would not see it because it if ALWAYS covered in my husband’s clothes.

    I have given up asking him to put his clothes away, so now I just fold whatever is there.

    On days when he travels, I miss the mess.


  6. Jordan (MamaBlogga) says:

    Have you heard the story about grapefruit?

    This woman read in a magazine that she should tell her husband five habits of his that drove her crazy (I guess so he could work on them? Or drive her crazy faster, LOL).

    So she sprung this challenge on her husband one morning and listed off her five things, one of which was the way he ate grapefruit (it’s the only one she remembered later because it was so trivial). Then she asked him what habits she had that drove him crazy.

    He thought about it a long time and finally concluded that there wasn’t anything that he’d change about her.

    Needless to say, she felt pretty humbled.


  7. We are THAT family says:

    I do. I can’t help it. But I’m working on it. Really.

    Btw, giving away a Rascal Flatts cd-today only. You like ’em right? Come over.


  8. Classic MaMa says:

    It’s gotta be the sneeze. He sneezes louder than any person I know. 🙂 But I’ll keep him anyway. He’s cute.


  9. My husband always blows the paper off his straw in any restaurant. Now my son sends his straw papers soaring too. I love ’em both!


  10. No…I usually bring them all the surface as they occur.

    Trying to tame the tongue, ~elaine


  11. Christine @ Serenity How? says:

    It’s funny because the big problems I can talk with my hubby about. The trivial things I’m to ashamed to tell him about because they’re so petty.

    Let’s see, it bugs me that he messes up the hand towels whenever he uses them and doesn’t straighten them back up. Being married has taught me that I’m AR about hand towels LOL! 🙂


  12. Cassie - Homeschooling Four says:

    I rarely refrain from bringing things up. I am a “disapprover” and darn good at it. I’m sure if I tried hard, I could come up with a good, long list. Oh, wait, you said no husband bashing, right? O.k., o.k….
    He doesn’t use a turn signal when he is turning onto a new street, but he does use it to change lanes. I have never really understood this.
    In case you are wondering, I could come up with a pretty good list of annoying things about myself too.


  13. Slurping cereal and soup always gets “that look” from me. I told him if we ever go out with other people, he should never order soup because he’s so loud!

    I’ll ask him tonight if there’s anything annoying that I do. =)


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