This morning I couldn’t sleep, so I found myself reading through old archives of my life on the blog. It’s so weird how events from your past can seem so distant, yet at the same time, so fresh. I’ve changed so much in the past 3 years, it was almost like reading someone else’s blog. But SNAP! I used to be so witty! Check out this post from July 2010. How many of you have been around long enough to remember this?!
If you’re not completely open when it comes to your bowels, I won’t be offended if you stop reading now… and never return to my blog.
My strapping husband has become comfortable enough in the stability of our marriage to announce that he needs softer, more durable toilet paper. My first instinct was to get defensive and fight for Angel Soft (the perfect combination of softness and strength). But then I chose to listen to his lengthy proposal for why it’s important for guys to have their super durable, highly absorbent Charmin Ultra. Something about avoiding dingleberries. (google it)
I thought to myself, ‘why is your sphincter more delicate and high maintenance than my own?’
Literally, this man rates TP in the categories of softness as well as durability on scales of 1-10, everywhere we go. He thinks he’s a toilet paper connoisseur.
Is this directly related to why men spend so much time in the bathroom? And why do they use so MUCH toilet paper? They only have to use it once a day (or so), where us ladies have to use it every time!
It wasn’t worth the fight for me, and because my delicate parts don’t require expensive plush TP, I buy two separate toilet papers every time. Think of it as ‘his and hers.’
Since a topic like this isn’t widely discussed, I’m curious how other couples deal with their toilet paper differences? Do you give in and use the TP he likes? Do you tell him to deal with it? Do you even have toilet paper differences?? Yes I’m promoting candid discussion about marriage and toilet paper. Please respond at your earliest convenience …anonymously if you must.