They say opposites attract and I’d say they, whoever they are, would be right. Certainly if I take Walter and I as an example…. we are as opposite as they come. As the years together have matured us, we have remained polar opposites, but seemed to have switched sides of the scale. Walter used to be a very easy going oke and I was very type A. Then along came our infertility and it seems to have kicked the Type A’ness right out of me, I had little to no control over our infertility, it didn’t matter how hard I tried to control it, it always controlled me and in the end I learned to submit and to let go, while parenting seems to have kicked Walter into high gear Type A.
The result…. I have become very easy going. I’m not a perfectionist at all, I go with the flow fairly easily and I don’t sweat the small stuff, the devil is in the details and I refuse to pay attention to the devil. Walter on the other hand has become highly pedantic, he knows it, he claims it but when he is in the throws of a tantrum over something I view as highly inconsequential, he will refuse to admit it.
See those babies bottles? Tell me what you see?
I see 3 babies bottles, washed, sterilized and prepared with cooled, boiled water, ready for the day’s feeds. Perfect right?
Not according to Walter. He see’s 3 babies bottles prepared in the laziest manner possible because only the middle bottle has all matching bits. The other two bottles have their pink and purple bits muddled up and this drives him to the point of insanity. I’m talking about huffing and puffing and foot stomping. I’m talking about declarations of laziness. Want to put Walter in a bad mood? Mix up the baby bottles!
This has been an ongoing bone of contention in our home. Something that causes him endless evenings of irritation and frustration and me to sigh and roll my eyes so hard they actually hurt. I don’t see the problem. They’re clean, they’re sterilized, they’re ready for feeds, they’re perfectly functional. That, according to Walter, is not the issue, they were not put back correctly according to him.
So dear interwebs, as an interesting exercise in pedantic analysim, please share your thoughts on the bottles as seen above?