notes for my husband

1.5 years into my marriage, and I'm still trying to understand how Alok thinks and why he does what he does.  For one, leaving things here and there and not where they are supposed to be.  I keep telling him I may be a housewife but this is not the only thing I want to do all day!  It is easier to put things where they belong right away after using them.  And it is better to get into a habit of doing something or same thing every day.  Simple, right?

But with him?  Oh no.  He wouldn't listen.  So I got an idea.  I became a little more creative than my creative husband...


... because it never goes back into the toothpaste holder ...

... and I started putting notes on things and places all around the apartment.


After pouring honey on waffles at breakfast, it just never goes back into the pantry.  Just like a lot of other things.  So ...


The tiny bathroom where only one person can stand at a time does not have any place for clothes on the floor.  When the clothes that were to be thrown in the basket outside the bathroom didn't reach there, I had to ....


That is his side of the walk-in closet.  I organize it one day, he messes it up again the next.  So I stopped organizing it.  Instead, I put a note on his side of the wall....
... the note, however, has not made any difference as you can see...


I saw the clothes iron hidden behind the door one day.  You know what the note is supposed to guide Alok to do?


Papad (Indian Poppadom) is a necessity for him after every meal.  And seeing his habit, I felt this reminder was a necessity too...


And so was another reminder on the papad container.  Just because.


He leaves the entrance door unlocked.  Whether he goes out, whether he comes in.  Several nights the main door has remained unlocked.  Only to have me panic in morning and look around to check if we had a break-in.
Therefore ...

There were many other notes, on the chair, on the walls, etc that I didn't click.  I didn't think I'd share this on the blog, until my close friend Vidhi told me earlier this year that I should!

As for Alok, whenever he sees a new note he just slaps his forehead saying "arre yaar!" (it's like "c'mon dude!")

Actually, instead of writing messages and my wishes indirectly on my calendar for him to read, I thought direct notes might be more effective.  But have they?  *sigh*  :-)

P.S.:  I'm afraid how Alok is going to comment on this post.  Because I don't keep the apartment any less messy  :P  In my defense, the notes are a reminder for a forgetful and lazy girl like me :D

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