Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Me and My Double Standards

I’ll admit it.

I have double standards.

Probably for everyone. Because I’m vain and self-centered and judgemental, right? (that’s a rhetorical question, ahem.) So it happens.

But usually my double standardness makes itself known in my expectations of Ian.

Like how I want him to keep his clothes off the bathroom floor. (but sometimes I am sneaky and leave mine there)

And how I want him to put his dishes in the dishwasher. (but I’m lucky if mine even reach the sink)

Or how I want him to take the pile of clean clothes upstairs. (but it takes me at least 53 trips up the stairs before I finally give in and grab that blasted pile)

Or like how when he is sick, he is only man-sick, if you know what I mean. He still has to do all the normal stuff (ok, I might have cut him a little slack) even though he is sick. Poor wittle baby. (but when I am sick, don’t even think about suggesting that it might not be that bad.. because it is)

I do stuff like that all the time.

And every time I do it, I think this will be the time. This will be the time when he finally gets fed up and bites my head off. This will be the time when he shoves my double standard back in my face where it belongs. This is it.

But it never is.

Never once has he been impatient with me about this. In fact, more often than not, I point these things out to him. He doesn’t even bring them up. I am forgetful, lazy, and inconsiderate. He doesn’t even bat an eye. He sees all of me, the good and the bad, and still loves me. Heck, he even thinks my post-partum body is attractive, bless his soul.

He is a good man, that husband of mine. He loves me with a love like no other. He serves me in a way that humbles me and is far beyond anything I am deserving of. He is willing to do what it takes to make sure I am leading a fulfilling, satisfying life. He walks with me through each day, making it sweet to the end. He makes me spend every second he is not with me wishing he were, and when he walks through the door, all is right in our home.

I kind of have a thing for him, you know?

Neither one is perfect, but together we are stronger. I am so thankful for my hubbywubbykins. I just wanted you to know.

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