it’s not nagging – I am just reminding you for the 100th time!

Since moving in with OH he has complained multiple times that I have started to nag and at inconvenient times, I wonder if that could be seen as a nag from him??! Anyway the worst part is I am completely aware that I have started to nag but I have argued, and will continue to argue, that it is not my fault I nag, and all some of the blame rests firmly on his shoulders!!

Examples from the last 12 hours (And as one is last night and one this morning, please note that we were asleep for at least 8 of the last 12 hours!):

The Loo seat: Last night when getting in to bed I ‘nagged’ about him leaving the toilet seat up. I would not have had to mention the toilet seat had it not been for the fact that five minutes before getting into bed I had gone to the loo and proceeded to fall down the bowl resulting in a wet back and top of legs!! For those of you who have never fallen down the bowl not only are you very lucky, but trust me this is not a pleasant experience, can sometimes hurt and I was completely justified in mentioning it! Now his counter argument of “I should have seen the seat was up and put it down” is justified, however I have been living with him for just over a month and this is not the first time he has not lowered the seat!!

Metal utensils in non-stick pans: Now this little gem I learnt the hard way, when on my first night at Uni, when desperate to make a good impression on my new housemates, I used a scrubbing brush to clean a non-stick pan – and so I learnt that plastic utensils and leaving to soak are the only way to avoid buying a new pan every time you cook! Now I know that OH loves metal utensils, he thinks they look better and refuses to have my plastic ones on show in the kitchen and I have not argued this point, however this morning when I came down to find a metal spoon and scratches inside my new rice cooker, despite (and this is the REALLY annoying bit) the plastic spatula that came with rice cooker sitting clean on the side, waiting to be put away, I mentioned to him that I didn’t want to nag but…. Were still not talking to each other!
So my new year’s resolution for this year (which I wasn’t going to make) …… OH I promise I will stop nagging….. if you promise to stop giving me things to nag about!!!!!

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