Let me just start out by saying that I am not judging, I am just saying….And yes, I grew up hearing all about judging, Judge not, lest ye be judged. Matthew 7:1, and the ever popular, People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. So to this end I say, I don’t live in a glass house, and again, I’m not judging, I’m just saying….
Last weekend as I was attempting to put the laundry away, and I say attempting because, I got all my clean clothes put away but I was struggling to fit all of He Who Might Be A Hoarder’s t-shirts into an already full cupboard, I got frustrated and left them on the bed. I then moved onto putting his socks away and Oh. Em.Gee., the first sock drawer was full, the second sock drawer had a bit of room in it, and I crammed the rest in the third drawer because the fourth drawer was really full. I kid you not. Who has four drawers of socks? I’ll tell you who, He Who Has a Sock Fetish, and condemns me for buying shoes and purses….and this is why I say, I’m not judging.
I checked to make sure that there were no football games on the tv, and then I called him up from the basement and said, Seriously? Four drawers of socks and I can barely fit the clean ones in! And t-shirts, coming out the ying yang? Do you even wear half of these? I say no, the football t’s from your glory days? There is a date is on them, 15 years was a long time ago, let them go, painting t’shirts, you don’t paint that much anymore, the pick one you bought as a joke, and so on and so on…There was no fighting or pleading and begging, he agreed that perhaps there was a problem, not that he had the problem, just that there was one, baby steps. He went to work purging the cupboard of frayed and old and unworn t-shirts and then tackled the sock drawers and again with the baby steps, we went from 4 drawers to 3!
I will be the first to admit that I love shoes and purses, and because I do I have a lot of each. It is no secret. People buy be fridge magnets that say, There is no such thing as too many shoes and wall art that says, It’s All About The Shoes, there are shoe shaped wine holders and stoppers, and purse shaped Shopaholic piggy bank….and this is why I’m not judging, I’m just saying….
Overfull cupboards and 4 sock drawers are exactly the reason that I never put all my shoes in one place, a shelf in the garage, a rack in the closet and there may or may not be shoes tucked under the bed. Always remember and never forget: Don’t judge me, I was born to be awesome, not perfect!!