Anyone else have a spouse/partner that just says no to everything? Even stuff you know they'd be happy about later, but they refuse to agree to it now. I don't know if he's just incapable of saying the word "yes" to me, because he can definitely say it to our kids. Maybe he just likes being a meanie and rejecting all of my brilliant ideas.
Over the last month or so, I've kept a running list of all my suggestions that he has outright rejected. It's almost like he knows I'm being slightly outlandish and unrealistic in many of my ideas. Some of them are completely reasonable though! Maybe he's choosing to reject any and all ideas on principle, knowing that saying yes to one could open the floodgates and start us on a crazy spiral towards who knows what.
Maybe he's just a punk.
Could be a bit of both, honestly.
Here's a list of things I want but Hubs has declined:
Some of my suggestions are actually illegal (pet monkey) or against our HOA (all farm animals), and we obviously can't elope now that we are already married, but it would have been a much easier and cheaper option 8 years ago. Saved us from a lot of stress and drama too.
It's possible that some of his rejections are valid, but some of them are just silly. Who says no to a small dog? Honestly? Smaller dog means smaller poop. If nothing else, that should sell him on the idea! And really, living in Alaska or Colorado would be freaking amazing. Although, we've had some unseasonably cold weather here in Houston lately and I'm seeing just how much he hates it. Maybe one day, I could convince him to have a summer home in Colorado. You know, when we're rich and have nothing better to do with all of our millions...
As for the vow renewals every 10 years in elaborately themed wedding ceremonies, I bet I can get one out of him. Probably our 20 or 30 year anniversary. We'll have to see!
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