Let's face it...we all have odd behaviors, quirks, and pet peeves. We don't normally notice our own until its pointed out by someone who has the pleasure of cohabitation with us. I became aware of a few of my quirks when first living out on my own and having roommates. But nothing has opened my eyes more to how silly we can be than getting married. A life-long commitment to a person gives you ample time to observe one another. We do things for one another and we do things that drive each other nuts. Sometimes we mean to and other times its just force of habit.
In my marriage, I cherish our quirks. They make me laugh most times and we get a kick out of harassing each other when caught performing said behaviors. In talking to several of our married friends we've discovered that this is a very common experience.
My wife is the queen of organization. As such, she leans toward an OCD behavior model in keeping things straight. I am very laid back for the most part. But somewhere in my brains wiring, I have discovered a few things that drive me mad. I cannot be certain but I theorize in my case that I picked this stuff up while growing up. Between being raised in a particular environment, modelling much of what our parents do and teach, plus discovering who we are as individuals...our preferences get shaped.
There comes a point where this sculpting process sets. We are no longer very pliable and easily molded. And that is where the fun ensues. I decided yesterday to do a hidden camera experiment in my house to illustrate exactly what I am talking about. While I am partly picking on my wife here, I hope its clear that I really DO cherish everything about her...quirks and all. She is my Proverbs 31 wife and I love her more than words can adequately express! But just so I am fair and balanced there will be a confessional at the end of this video where I bring out a few issues of my own.
So now its your turn...give up the goods! What are some of your strange quirks?