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Goodnight Babe

Updated on October 28, 2010

I Don't Care What You Do

There comes a time in everyones life where a husband and wife don't see eye to eye

Is it because we were brought up different with different values and traditions ?

Is it because we are just made different ?

Our physical bodies need different desires to be fulfilled

Is it more than that ?

Our minds are taught from birth to act different and therefore we become different people

Is it our social surroundings that we learned to adapt to and change slowly in time ?

Is it our willpower that pushes us and drives us to new quests in life ?

Why do people stop and some give up and fail

When so many other people strive for more and push on with no end in sight

I think it is who we want to be

We are a product of our imagination

We can grow and expand or contract and shrink

Every day we make choices and these choices decide who we are

Little by little over time

Like dirt tracked in on our shoes from the yard

You see the mud markings on the floor

That later you are reminded you forgot to wipe them up

A little mud here no big deal

Until its tracked across the living room rug

I will get it

I will get it

No big deal

I heard you already

Whats a little dirt

We have a whole yard full of dirt

Yes the dirt stays out in the yard where it belongs

You wanted it

You got it

I could of just cemented all the way around the house

Then I would have no mess to clean up

It is funny how the littlest things can set a woman off

Like too many dishes and glasses and kitchen things

You wanted them not me

You all of a sudden want to go like a bat out of hell

Then like a mad woman go on a cleaning spree

Pulling everything out of every cabnet where things have been stored since the beginning of time

Why not just one cabnet as you go and see what we have

No you have to pull it all out

Then you need my help

You take me away from a relaxing day to help clean

When everything before was o.k. not perfect

But we had all we ever need for any rainy day to come

I hear you say you can't reach something

Who gave us this?

I will take care of it

If you don't want it in the cabnet no more

Why do you care where it goes

Out of your hair and out of your life

I never worry about things I complain about

She piled the counter with new things and things I forgot about

What do you want to do with this

I don't know and I don't care

You don't want to hear what I have to say

You just want to throw everything out

I don't care

So box after box we add containers and cups

Dishes and mugs

The list goes on

I run out of boxes and I started stuffing trash bags full

Like Christmas day when we pack up and all the presents are going to someone elses house

Good ridence and good luck

I wont miss this stuff

She didn't touch my old tools

Things that I don't use

Why because men don't complain

They just think some day they will use it

Packed away neatly in a corner

Where dust finds its way

I am not unhappy because I get to keep my stuff for one more day

You do most of the cooking

You wanted these things in the beginning

I had some stuff a very little

Enough to fill a turkey on Thanksgiving

She didn't find my humor funny

Are you in the mood ?

She didn't find that funny either 

I had a  used juicer that works

It is so we can eat healthier 

She couldn't argue with that

 Once you clear away the other stuff

I can use it for the first time in years

It is your fault but I am not going to tell you that

I know whats good for me and I know whats not

I will watch you curse as you practice it so well

I just nod and accept all these things will never fit back in the cabnets that were jam packed

It is time to bid them farewell

To all the kitchen treasures that made this kitchen proud

I am here to say good bye to a popcorn maker replaced by microwave popcorn

An electric knife where I think there is one piece missing

A pasta cooker like the one on t.v.

It should of stayed there

I wouldn't of cared

To save ten minutes time on cooking and no hassle

Can I write them back and say your more trouble than your worth

You clutter my cabnets that I can't stand you tall

My wife insists the cabnets were not made right

No height too small

I am thinking now

When I was single I never had this problem ever

I had some mix matched silverware and a few bowls and dishes

Not a serving of 8

I had some glasses and mugs that looked cool

They didn't match and they had character and style

Now everything is a set and the mugs have got to go

I watch as see climbs on a height chair to reach way in back

She complains again

I don't know what we have here

I didn't see it before and I look at it as an empty space to fill

What happens if I put my old tools there who would ever know

Almost before I am done thinking

She wants to get something from another cabnet

A steamer to put way in back

Just give me some time

I will clear all your stuff out

Since I know my mix matched glasses have seen there day

I don't care if we give it all away

Lets start with the good set of dishes and the other dishes we eat with

To me a good set is one that I use and the other set is the one that broke

There now that gives us more room

Now lets go to the glasses

Who needs rows of them stacked on top of each other

Its my wife and I and we have no children

Once in a blue moon we have company

So let them bring their own glasses and see if they come back again

They will remember us well

They can talk and laugh about it often

All I know I can have more room and less stuff and the rest of the beautiful day to myself

Did I tell you I am on vacation

She pulled out the almighty things to do list

I should of hid it or burned it even better yet

Just a lot to do and very little time left

Why not enjoy our stay at home vacation

With sleeping late and making dinner together

When usually one of us has to work and the other one is busy playing catch up

What happened to the days where they had the pantry off the kitchen

Where you could fill a whole room with all the things you needed

No one ever questioned it

It was the pantry

Things in there are where they are suppose to go

Now we are in the modern age

We have the microwave and the toaster on the counter

Some things drive my wife nuts

More clutter like a bread maker and small grille

We use them both whats the problem now

They take up space

What are you going to use the space for anyway

Lots of air

Who cares about air

You have your knives tucked in the corner

The blender and chopper put nicely underneath

A toaster oven tucked in another corner

What else could every woman need

Please if there are any items you need

Leave me a note and I will send them to you soon

Don't tell my wife and I will tell a white lie

Remember when you cleaned we got rid of it then

We kept your prizelli machine and your tupperware containers piled high

We have no siverplated anything

So thats a relief

The fine china stayed in China

We do have your Cutco knives you love so much

Remember all my stuff packed up in the car and shoveled off

To somewhere I still don't know

The rest is up to God and I and I know he has no room

So he won't tell

Some things we have learned to accept and allow each other to do from the day we met

It is just our way of doing things without question


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Nellieanna For me life is like putting my hand in the cookie jar.Each time I pull out a different cookie.Sometimes chocolate chip or oatmeal with raisins.coconut,pecan ,peanut butter. The list is endless.Once in a great while I get crumbs.Even then I am excited because I get a little bit of everything all in one handful!!I am so happy to be alive and well.Wishing everyone else the same even when it rains.I can see the sun on the horizon and it will be a beautiful day tomorrow just wait and see.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Yes - each day provides things to enjoy. We scarcely tap the surface of the sources!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Acaetnna This is just an average day.Who would of guessed it.I would rather be a kid again. Out playing in the rain and having fun that will keep my memories of happiness alive and well.Life goes on.Thank you so much for visiting my world.

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      8 years ago from Guildford

      This is fun Dream On, great read as always.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Nellieanna I will check it out with pleasure.I love when all the little pumpkins are having so much fun.All they want to do is show off their costumes and go to the next house.I have had many years of enjoying Halloween and those memories I will cherish always.I am sure when they got to take a picture of you that made their Halloween.Goodnight hope the bedbugs don't bite.Growing up we use to say that line all the time.We never even gave it a thought that there are real bedbugs.Now I hear they are a new problem in the news.Enjoy your evening.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      If you care to look, I added a bit more to my little "Trick or Treat At My Door" hub after the little goblins had visited and cleaned me out of treats. hehe.

      They really were adorable and it was fun! One of the moms even asked me to be in a picture with her children on my porch, which was awfully sweet. It was a pleasant evening.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Neillianna I can't wait to hear all about it.It sounds so much fun.Happy Haunting!!!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      I've been putting up Halloween decorations, mostly made-up from this and that, on my porch and in my entryway for tonight and have figured out a costume to wear. There is an orange ghost hanging by its neck (clothe draped on a stuffed Miss Piggy, so her big eyes and eyelashes are visible)! Lots of wicker chains and fishnet draped to create an illusion. I'll have to try to take some pictures. The effects include some special lighting so it will need night to be fully effective. I won't keep at it too long though. The cutest kids - ( the real youngsters) - come early. I really don't prefer to be on duty when older kids descend. But it's fun to see the little ones' eager happy little faces.

      Hugs. And Happy Halloween to you, as well. -(The Texas Rangers are playing game #4 in the World Series in the Metroplex here at Ranger's Ball Park tonight so that may influence how many Trick or Treaters we have. Their parents accompany them and they may be settled in to watch the game.)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Nellieanna I guess I always like to mix business and pleasure.One thing is tied to the other.I just leave my mind open for only good and sometimes I pick up clutter I have to throw away.My problem is that I find the good in everything.Thats my biggest problem.I have to keep my thoughts to myself and let her feelings out.I surprising ly enough never carry a bad thought longer than I have to.I put a big X on it and my slate is wiped clean.Some day it might come back again then I take out the chalk and do it again.My wife thinks different and what I say runs like a river underneath and miles down under the ground.I start fresh and she remembers what I said three months ago.I just want to make us both happy and the sooner we get done I can try to build another invention of fun.She knows who I am and she married me for all my good qualities.I married her for the numerous same reasons and much much more.I wouldn't have the life I have today if it wasn't for all her help.She has many of the same feelings just hers runs like gold ore hidden way underneath.Thank you so much and I have so much fun being friends and I love your story with the haunted house.It just takes me longer to read to the end.Have a real special and a very Happy Halloween.Neeleshkulkarni I am very happy to see you.Thank you for reading my story.I am new at this and keep trying to write a littl better each time.Thanks to you and others I am getting better.I am always open to suggestions and help.Hope your day is one of new dreams and your best creations.Have a Happy Halloween!

    • neeleshkulkarni profile image


      8 years ago from new delhi

      yes little choices that we make decide what we are and where we will be.this applies to individuals and also relationships.well written

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      What about loving? You resent her, darlin'. She's not likely to want to hop into bed if she senses she's resented. YOU need to take the initiative in softening intercommunication. I understand your feelings, but there are feelings that would iimprove things so that you both would want to relax and enjoy more - but even unspoken criticism and resentment will squelch them. You're too fine a person with too good a heart to be giving a home to such negative feelings, m'dear.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Carolina muscle I see you have been there too.This is on wonderful but crazy life.

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      The second to the last line is the absolute truth!!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Lucky Cats we sometimes just have to enjoy both with love.Dim Flaxenwick This should be the biggest thing in life we worry about.(HaHa)As long as I can laugh at ourselves we will be o.k.Thanks everyone so much.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Funny AND beautiful.. l can relate to so much of this, although l am in your shoes, my husband loves to cook and will NOT throw anything away without a fight. l would lve to have clear worktops in my kitchen. A kettle , microwave. Who needs more? You have my deepest sympathy , though l suspect you and your wife are as happy as we are. Just different. lol take care

    • Lucky Cats profile image


      8 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      All the things, major and miniscule, that make up the un making of relationships. Amazing.


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