I read a quote this morning that went something like this: "Behind every good soldier is a great Army wife...holding his PT belt saying 'Honey, you forgot something'." And it's so true!
I love Mr. M to pieces, but he is so forgetful! Well, I am too, but we're forgetful about different things. I, for example, might forget that it's time for an oil change. He might forget to dispose of the oil after he changes the oil himself. It's just a different set of priorities. This morning, he told me "Don't let me forget my cell phone today". Forget your cell phone?? How is that even possible?? I never talk on the phone, but my phone is permanently glued to my back pockets- for texting, of course. I could never forget my cell phone.
Another one I love- he walks out the front door to leave for work. I get a phone call 30 seconds later that goes like this "Honey, I forgot my beret. Can you toss it over the balcony?". Oh, and the keys!! We wandered around Walmart for over half an hour one day trying to figure out where he left his keys only to find out he left them in the ignition!! It's amusing to write about all of this right now, but let me tell you, it's not nearly as amusing when it's happening. Especially when it comes to bills.
I try to remember that I've been paying all of my own bills a lot longer than he has, naturally, since I'm older than he is. So when I ask him about the extra money in the bank account and he replies "Oh, I forgot to pay my insurance this month", I try not to get upset. It's not hard- I'm usually more bewildered than upset. How do you forget to pay something like that? Especially with all the technology- you can have it paid without even thinking about it, or at least have a digital reminder sent to you- I honestly have a hard time understanding how it's possible to be so forgetful. But, he has a hard time seeing how I forget to turn the oven off sometimes.