Saturday, June 16, 2007

Corner of the Roof

It is difficult to live with someone who is always right. My husband would know. He's married to a woman who knows what needs to be done, how it needs to be done, and when it needs to be done. Uh, now.

This occurred to me last Tuesday night as I nursed Peter to sleep (my great revelations will end when that child weans). Along with my realization came the Proverb: "Better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a quarrelsome woman in a big house" (21:9).

So with deep conviction I made a vow: no nagging for the next week. Does he want to leave his backpack on the corner of the dining room floor? Okay. Does he want to leave his drinking glasses spread throughout the house, where he then forgets about them? Okay. Does he want to lie down on the couch for a rest while I go on my tenth day of caring for Peter without a break? Okay. But no matter what, no nagging.

I've made it so far. Three days to go. Deep down, I hope that my lack of nagging will produce in him some newfound sense of order that will compel him to put his toothbrush back in the cabinet and keep the pantry door closed.

Even deeper down, I hope it will prevent him from resenting his wife.

5 comments:

Susie said...

I'll be looking for some followup on this! Does he know you're doing this project?

Stacy said...

Ugh. I need to do this, too. I have to constantly be reminded that I am not my hubby's Holy Spirit....

It's hard ain't it?

Martha's World said...

Ooh, Stacy-- that is good!

Okay, a full update after today has passed. I've got to make the full week!

Hummingbird said...

Wow.. I am sortof doing the same thing myself..it's so difficult! especially when their laundry is laying right beside the basket :(

greasy joan said...

Ok, do spill the beans!How's it going?

I love Dave Ramsey's commentary on this on the "yipping chihuihuia" (sp?)

Great visual.... am I being as annoying as a yippy dog?