Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Are you listening to me!?!?"...

I've been a little irritated at the moment with my husband!...
First, let me preface this post by saying that there truly is VERY little I have to complain about in the husband department!!... But the few things that he does that actually do get under my skin, BOY do they make my blood boil!!! >=[
The most recent, repeated irritation is the simple act of him not listening to me!!... Or his version, "I just THINK he's not listening!"... I doubt I'm alone here ladies with this complaint. What is it with these men & their hearing when their wife is talking!?... {Hello! I'm speaking A-hole!!... Will you please put that game on pause & at least look in my direction!?... Or when I make a comment or witty remark, acknowledge that I've actually said something! UGH! >=[ }

But what adds even more fuel to my fire is that I basically talk to myself all day long!!! I mean I'm with my sweet baby girl 24/7 and I talk to her but let's be honest, she'll not really participating in witty banter with me! I get an occasional giggle out of her, but I'm sure it's more because I look funny as opposed to her laughing at what I said!... So when my hubby comes home, I'm ready to have an adult conversation & have someone pay attention to me other than the fact that I'm the one feeding & changing your poopie diapers all day!!! Is that too much to ask?!

Okay... Thanks for letting me vent blog friends! :) I at least get a little satisfaction that you girls are listening to me! ;)

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  1. I know the feeling! When he comes home, I want nothing more than to spill my guts and have an adult conversation. And well....all he wants to do is have an hour of 'quiet time' to digress from his day.

    Some days he's more chatty than others. I just never know until he walks through the door.

    P.S. Take a look at my latest post (if you don't mind), I mention you.

  2. I have this problem daily. All I ask is that he acknowledge that I'm speaking! Dude! Nod your head. Grunt. That's all I need. When you sit there staring at your iPhone and make no sound at all, I will think you didn't hear me. I'll repeat myself and say things like "Are you listening?" And what does he do then? He gets mad and yells "I heard you!" Could have fooled me. The stupid thing is, all he has to say is, "I want to hear your story, but right now I just need to sit and veg, can this wait till later when I'm feeling more alert?" Or whatever. But the silence just ain't working for me.

  3. HI, just stopped in,
    Cute blog!!
    I am guessing most women have this hubby works from home and STILL gets glossy eyed when I try and talk to him about anything not related to the car industry....
    We women have ears AND eyes in the back of our head, that's our problem, we hear everything!

  4. Jayne,

    I had no idea how to contact you, other than by commenting on your blog :o)

    Thank you SO MUCH for your info! I had no idea that this was a common thing, trust me, if I had I would have googled it already, ha! I googled new mom anxiety and it is everywhere! Thanks so much for coming to my blog and taking the time to tell me your story. I am going to talk to my husband and when we get settled in here and find a new doctor (we just moved) I will probably see someone if this is still going on. Thanks again!

  5. "So anyway, the infant swimming class was great, but I got a bit of cramp in my leg..."

    "Sorry, what was that"


  6. Glad I came across your blog, your little girl is beautiful! You have a new follower :)