Since I can’t change the world, I wish I could at least change a few small things around me. Here are ten things that come to mind right off the top of my head. I could’ve easily listed twenty, or even thirty, but didn’t want to get carried away and have everyone reading here thinking I was just a big grouch. (Ha!)
1. I wasn’t the only person in my house who knew how to change the empty toilet paper roll.
2. The other four people I share a house with would flush the toilet after every use.
3. My husband wouldn’t use his side of the bed as a laundry hamper and shoe closet.
4. I could see the floor in my oldest daughter’s room.
5. My children wouldn’t take their socks off inside out.
(Folding them like that hasn’t broken them of the habit, either.)
6. My husband wouldn’t take his T-shirts and underwear off inside out. (He’s actually gotten better about his socks. I think he got the message that the kids didn't.)
7. My husband wouldn’t leave the shower nozzle in the ON position so that every time I go to start the water for a hot bath I get sprayed in the face. (Over the last few weeks there has been a slight improvement in the number of instances. It’s only taken nineteen years to get this far, so maybe there’s hope for him after all.)
8. Everyone in the house utilized the laundry basket or clothes hamper.
9. I wouldn’t find empty items put back in the refrigerator or pantry. (Ahem……anyone but me ever heard of a trash can? What good is an empty pop-tart box?)
10. Everyone rinsed the sink out after brushing their teeth. (Then again, what better things do I have to do than scrubbing dried globs of toothpaste from the sink? Well, I do have socks to fold. Plus I have to turn them right side out. How do you say that, anyway?)
There are plenty more where these came from, but I'll save those for another time. Feel free to add to this list in the comment section. I'm sure everyone has their own special list.