Wednesday, July 22, 2015

7 Things My Husband Will Never Understand // A Guest Post by Ashley LaMar

Hey Friends! I am so super excited to be introducing the incredibly talented Ashley from A Silver Twig in her first guest post on Enjoy this Beautiful Season. Ashley and I corresponded over email about a post she had written and she very graciously let me speak to her on a real level without getting angry or offended. Her warmly open and friendly personality easily lead our conversation into a direction of friendship and I am beyond thrilled to have her on my blog today.

Last week she sweetly invited me to post on her page, here and I had a blast writing up the post for her. Now I can't wait to introduce ya'll to her writing. Enjoy!

7 Things My Husband Will Never Understand

A lot of people don’t realize this but my husband and I were in a long-distance relationship for over a
 year before we were able to reunite and actually be together. During that year apart we saw each 
other exactly one time, for 2 days, only two weeks before I was able to move for us to be together. 
The 11 months and 2 weeks prior to that were excruciating.

People ask me all of the time, “What did you guys do while you were apart?” and I all I can ever say is, “We talked. A lot.” And we did. We tweeted each other (find me @asilvertwig), exchanged Facebook messages, wrote long e-mails, and spend hours on Google’s instant messenger while we should have been working. By the time we were able to reconnect, after a year of nothing but talking, I thought to myself, “This man knows me better than I know myself” and I was certain I was correct. I was sure that he knew every single thing that there was to know about me. I actually worried that the mystery would be gone when we were finally back together.

Boy was I wrong! We’ve now been married for 4.5 years and there are still things he doesn’t understand.

For example, he still doesn’t get these 7 things:

1. How I can spend an hour on my hair just to tie it up 10 minutes after leaving the house.

Look, I don’t get it either but it’s true. I’ll spend an hour on product and curling or flat irons only to pull it back or up not 10 minutes after walking out the front door. Sure, I might be rocking a super cute curly ponytail or a sweet messy bun but it’s still not the style I spent an hour perfecting under the glorious fluorescent lights in my bathroom. I hear “Why are you taking so long? You know you’re only going to put it up!” all the time and I always defend it saying, “No, today I’m leaving it down.” We both know I’m lying (despite my best intentions). You would think that by now he’d just accept it.

2. That some towels aren’t meant to be used.

I remember the exact day this first came up. I had come home from Nordstrom with these beautiful monogrammed hand towels and had spent 20 minutes folding and perfecting their look in the bathroom. I was in the closet when I heard the bathroom sink turn on. Before I could say, “Don’t use those towels!” he had dried his hands all over one. I wept (on the inside) but he could see how upset I was. It was all over my face. He just shook his head and said, “Towels are meant to be used! Why buy them if I can’t use them?” I just muttered, “Because they look pretty.” He now knows that if it’s pretty he shouldn’t use it and that applies for hand towels, bath towels, kitchen towels, etc. He doesn’t get it and I don’t think he ever will.

3. Why I need so many bath products.

What does your bathtub or shower look like? If it’s anything like mine there are about 30 products for you to about every 2 products of his. I tend to buy collections so I have bubble bath, body wash, honey or salt scrubs, lotions, and body sprays for every scent and I have about 6 or 7 scents at once. I just tell him, “Just be happy I smell nice.”

4. That one pair of black heels is NOT enough.

Hellooooo! There are wedges, pumps, kitten heels, peep-toes, open-toes, closed-toes, pointy-toes, satin finish, leather finish, lace finish, buckle details, etc but men don’t get it. I’ve given up. All he sees are shoes and he still thinks that one pair of black heels should be enough.

5. That there is a wrong way to load the dishwasher.

It’s a constant disagreement. He insists that as long the as the dishes are in the dishwasher it’s loaded correctly. I insist that there is indeed a system to it and that system must be followed in order for the dishes to be cleaned properly. *Sigh* I keep explaining it and he keeps doing it wrong.

6. That I like my cream with a dash of coffee, not the other way around.

It’s a joke around my house. “Do you want some coffee with that cream?” Sure, ha ha ha, I get it. I love coffee but I don’t like the taste of coffee so I OD the coffee with various coffee creamers. Sure, my coffee ends up with a light cream, just slightly off-white, color but I get my caffeine fix and I’m happy. Happy wife equals happy life, right? Let it go babe, I like my coffee just fine.

7. That a little retail therapy can fix any bad day.

Actually, scratch that. My husband totally gets retail therapy shopping trips! I totally scored a winner there.

What about you? Any things about you that your husband just still doesn’t ‘get’?

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