"Let my husband work all day - I can handle it all. Let him help out when he wants to. Let him freeze his butt off on the train while I sleep until 9:00. Let him leave his towel on the floor? Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm married to a good man who has given me beautiful children and a beautiful home...For goodness' sake, take the garbage out yourself! You catch more bees with honey than with vinegar."
-Darla Shine, "Happy Housewives"
While I love it when my husband picks up after himself, it's not what I love about him. I love his tender heart, his strength, his laughter, and his integrity. And so I have learned to bite my tongue when he does not do everything exactly the way I would. Because I married the man that he is, not a house cleaner. Sometimes we live in the mess (or I do all the cleaning) because we would rather be spending time with each other, happily, instead.