Ok.. so like every post I write lately, I will start with an apology for dropping off the face of the earth. I’ve been traveling for work 2 weeks out of the last 3. We’ve had to deal with a sick baby with a fever for days (and shockingly, I mean the real baby, not the hubby). And, I also somehow need to fit in all the stuff that life throws at me.. all this, while maintaining the ever-so-late bedtime of about 9:00pm since our wonderful little bundle of joy is still filling our lives with “joyous” sleepless nights. It’s hard to squeeze in blogging time in between a work day that ends at 7pm, the baby’s dinner, my dinner, bath time and the baby’s bedtime all before I collapse from exhaustion at 9:00.
You may recall from past posts that sometimes, only sometimes, I do what some might refer to as nag.
I prefer to call it reminding…… over and over and over and over and over………….
You may also recall that hubby has a severe case of Selective Vision. In that, he has the unique ability to not actually see what’s directly in front of him… in plain sight, day, after day, after day.
So, it might come as no surprise to you when I tell you that the below picture is a bag that’s sitting beside the dresser in our bedroom. Now, at first glance you say “Eh, no biggie….. it’s obviously holding important items” or you may think “What’s the big deal… it’s a pretty tiny bag that’s barely noticeable”. But, let me share a few facts about this bag:
- It’s literally right next to the door to the bedroom so you see it (or at least I see it) Every. Single. Time. I go into the room.
- It’s also right outside the door to the bathroom…. So, if you were sitting on the toilet with the door open (not that we ever do this………) you would be staring straight at it
- It’s been sitting in this spot for approximately 2 ½ months
- Prior to sitting in it’s current spot, it was sitting in our living room for approximately 1 month (and then I got SICK of looking at it all day long and moved it to it’s current – AND APPARENTLY FINAL – resting place in the bedroom)
Perhaps the most perplexing fact about this bag is it’s contents………….
Wanna guess what’s in it?
Wait for it….. it’s a good one……………..
The bag is filled with an assortment of hubby’s Christmas presents. YES, you read that correctly……. It’s holding friggin Christmas presents. And, just in case, you need clarification on this. TODAY is April 17th. Christmas WAS December 25th.
These are apparently items of little-to-no urgency… hubby is obviously saving them for a rainy day (literally….. a rainy day…. one of the items is a poncho for him to wear at Giants games during inclement weather). Another item is actually remnants of the actual gift… you see, the bag is still holding a shoe box from a new pair of kicks he received. He’s worn the new sneakers but, heck, why ever get rid of the box when you can leave it in a bag, in the bedroom…… F-O-R-E-V-E-R????????????????
These are likely gifts that require thinking about where they should live permanently…… and, if it’s not completely obvious about where an item should be put away…. Hubby’s solution is to NEVER put it away. LUCKY ME!
So, I ask you this……. I have not nagged about this bag once…. Nope, not one single time. I quietly moved it upstairs. I silently walk past it every day. I bite my lip as I move it around the room so the cleaning ladies can vacuum. BUT, I have not nagged one time. So… after almost 4 months, if I were to remind him about this bag…. (since it’s obviously a permanent fixture in our room and he no longer sees it) would it in fact be nagging?????????????????