Ok, this is going to take bit of background, but I kind of think it's funny. Even though it drives me NUTS!!!!
This is an easy one! I could say that we are both morning people, but different KIND of morning people. On weekday's for work, he wakes up at 415, and I get up at 5. Although, I go strait to the couch with a blanket, and then get up and grab some juice, watch some TV, and then get coffee around seven, then watch the Today Show, do yoga, then I'm good. I don't know what I'm doing for the day, unless there are specific plans, until anywhere from 7-10. I lounge in the morning, weekends too. I usually only sleep until 8, that's sleeping in!! Ok, now with all this stuff I've said, you'll understand what drives me NUTS.
My Husband wakes up at 4, like a soldier. within a half of an hour he knows what he is doing from morning to night, even when he sleeps in on the weekends. When I stumble out, he bombards me with questions of what I am doing all day! I don't know, it's 5 AM!!! I try to answer generally, but he doesn't get it!! It drives me CRAZY!!! He is already so awake, and SO alert like it's afternoon! It's annoying. He asks me questions about what I want to do at 5 PM, at 5 AM!!! I don't know!!! He is like this crazy planner!!! He talks and talks, and tries to get me to make me make decisions! I then forget things, and he says, don't you remember?! I'm thinking, no, I don't I was practically asleep!!!
This is like the one pet peeve I have about him. I wish I could video it for you! It's almost too hard to explain!! I think I've gone on about it, though. I've tried to give it a funny approach, and say, " Babe, I just woke up, right now I'm thinking about coffee!" That will kind of make him laugh, because sometimes he needs to be reminded I don't communicate well in the AM, and I want to keep it light. It's just one of those things!! We have NEVER fought over it, EVER!! It's just a pet peeve. Your right we all have them!! Good topic!!
* Robyn *
His sleeping patterns. They suck!
I am just like your DH. I would bet that two people like us would even drive each other crazy! LOL
I am such a planner that I will bombard DH with questions about things that aren't taking place for *months*!
We have learned to work within each other's comfort levels. For instance, the other night I asked when I was "allowed" to start packing for our trip to Italy (which isn't until Septemer, FYI) and he proposed that I get our hotels all booked first (something I've been procrastinating) and reward myself with packing. LOL
I have figured out on weekends to approach plans slowly. If something is really important to me, I may bring it up the night before so I don't have to bother him in the morning when he's least awake. He's usually pretty good about going along so if I want to do things a certain way, he'll do that unless he has a really good reason to object.
Sometimes I think his theory is that if he puts things off long enough, they won't need to be done at all. And he's right sometimes! LOL
I prefer to get my agenda of things done first (whether it's work or home projects or bills or whatever) and then relax and zone out after.
I've figured out that if something is important to me and I have a good reason to want it done in a certain timeframe (please put in the garden water drips before our vacation so your parents won't have to hand water everything), he'll get around to it faster.
Nothing really bothers