The Mister shocked the hell out of me the other day. He told me that he is going to try and not leave the toilet seat up any more and asked me to remind him every time he does it.
That sound you just heard? That was my jaw hitting my chest.
I grew up in a house with two older brothers, both of whom were trained to put the seat back down when they were done peeing, so i though this was the way it should be.
When The Mister and i first lived together, i used to get angry and nag him for not lifting the seat. He was unmoved by my requests and my anger. After a while, i gave up, as it was not worth it (although i still thought dark thoughts about him from time to time).
It all comes down to choices. Is it more important for him to be right or is it more important for him to make me happy?
And of course, that works both ways. Because it has often been more important for me to be right than to honor what is a trivial request because it make him happy.
Learning, always learning.....