When you are married to someone you get to really know that person. You know their likes, their dislikes, you often even start to know what they are thinking.
So when they don't know... well I think we as women are often guilty of getting upset because our men don't just know what we are thinking. I mean come on, isn't mind-reading capabilities part of their job description?
I pride myself in knowing what Eric is thinking; often figuring it out before even he does.
Except for the towel.
When we got married we got towels like some people get toasters. A few from this set here, a few from a different set. Why we didn't take them back and get all matching towels I still don't know 12 years later. Some of the towels have gone and new ones have been purchased but still no complete set.
We have three light blue towels, these towels are soft but a little on the smaller size- my husband, well at 6'8" he is way on the bigger size. As I would do laundry and get a towel ready for his next shower I always took extra care to make sure he never got these towels. Since he was so big I made sure to give him the extra tall dark blue fuzzy ones. It was a little thing but something so sweet and considerate of me.
One night as he was about to get in the shower he put his old towel in the laundry and got a towel out of the cupboard.
"Yes, the light blue one!" he said while pulling it out. "I love these towels!"
"What?!?" I said mouth dropping.
"Yes these ones are my favorite." he said in all seriousness.
"I thought you wouldn't want those ones since they are smaller. I always tried to make sure you never had those ones!"
We had a good laugh about it and both learned a lesson that night.
Now this towel obviously didn't actually come close to ending our marriage; but those little things that we just assume the other should know or the other should be doing, if we let them could build up and fester.
So even if you posses awesome mind-reading abilities, you still need to talk, you still need to communicate. You should never assume things, as we all know what they say about assuming things.
|The Blue Towel it turns out he loves|