Dear Spouse: I appreciate that you shut our bedroom door, our son’s bedroom door, and the bathroom door in the morning so we can stay asleep while you start your morning routine. But could you please stop slamming things shut in said bathroom? Turns out that is not a sound proof room.
Dear Spouse: I was giving our son cough medicine this morning when you decided that at that same minute you had to kiss him good-bye. Could you be more aware of your surroundings, and less self-centered, and wait ½ a minute next time?
Dear Spouse: This is not the new math: laying on the couch in the prone position≠getting ready to go out.
Dear Spouse: Thanks for taking your own dishes into the kitchen when you are finished with your dinner. I know that is a big deal as your mom never let you do that growing up. But please realize that the more soap you put on the dish does not correlate to how clean it can become. P.S. The dishes do not clean themselves.
Dear Spouse: When I ask you to do our son’s homework with him, I mean let him do the homework with your guidance, not for you to do the homework for him. Thanks.
Dear Spouse: When I tell you I am putting our son to bed in 5 minutes, that doesn’t mean for you to start making noise in 5 minutes. I have to take the blame forD that; I am not clear as to the bedtime schedule.
Dear Spouse: When I say I am too tired and want to go straight to bed, I don’t mean start making annoyed noises that will then aggravate me. Turns out that is not a sexual turn on. Neither is the ensuing anger that I feel that then prevents me from falling asleep.
Disclosure: No resemblance to anyone living or soon to be dead is intentional, but it is on purpose.
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SAHD in NYC raising a 4th grader in the NYC school system. In a same sex relationship for 20 years. Also, gay. This blog is the story of how we adopted our son in infancy, how we enjoy our life in New York City, and how we navigate the world together. We also do product reviews, giveaways, and attend events, oftentimes together, which we love! Read more at GayNYCDad.com.