I have this really irritating habit.
It's called, "Spending Money I Didn't Earn."
I do it a lot. In fact, I do it almost every single day.
You see, in my family, my husband is the one who brings in the money and I'm the one who manages the home. He gets up at 6:00 in the morning, gets dressed, and is gone for about 10 1/2 hours, five days a week. I get up whenever my kids need me to, spend most days in relaxing clothes, and do fun things like bake cookies and read stories with them.
At the end of the day, he has earned some money that eventually gets put into our bank account. He knows it's there, but he rarely actually gets to spend any of it. That's the job of the manager of the home: aka, me.
Recently, I read an article that discussed the irritating habit of the husband who leaves his socks lying around the house and the appropriate response for the wife. It got me thinking about the roles Jamie and I have agreed on in our marriage.
Just when my husband finally gets his paycheck, I go and spend it on things like food, homemaking necessities...and books. In addition to that, I actually eat the food that I bought with that money! To top it all off, I make myself comfortable in the house that has his name on the rental agreement and is paid for with the money that he leaves his home for 10 1/2 hours every weekday to earn.
To show my husband how much I love him and appreciate all he does for us, I do menial chores like picking up his socks. Sometimes I feel sort of bad--like maybe I'm getting a bargain or something out of this deal.