Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Were You Raised in a Barn?

Let’s talk about habits. Everyone has them… good and bad. What I am about to describe is simply a habit that I consider bad. I’m not angry, it doesn’t aggravate me, but it does puzzle me. I have my own bad habits that probably make my family crazy. It’s part of living together.
Today’s topic, however, is about a habit that both the men in my house share. They leave doors open. I just don’t get it.
Here are a few photos I took just wandering through the house the other day. It makes me laugh, and it makes me shake my head.

This is a photo of the closet just inside my front door. It’s where we hang coats, store gloves and hats, and put shoes that we keep near the door. I swear to you I close this door at least four times a day if my men are home all day. Every single time they open that door, they leave it open. It bothers me to have doors open, it doesn’t bother them. I guess they figure if you’re going to be back in there, why close it?


This is the door to our master bedroom closet. Yes, it’s full of a lot of stuff, which is why I like the door closed. I close this door several times a day too. When I am lying in bed, this door faces me. Almost every night I remind Nick to close that door. He teases me about it, he just doesn’t get it. I can’t stand to lie there in bed with that gaping closet open. 

This is one of the cupboard doors in our kitchen. It’s where we keep the every day glasses and our coffee supplies. Yes, someone had just pulled a glass out for a drink of something. It was probably Alex. He’s the one that is in and out of that door most. Mostly he slams the door closed, when he isn’t slamming, he’s leaving it open.
This is Nick’s desk. That little door is containing his desktop hard drive. In his defense, after I took this photo he told me he thought the computer was running a little hot and the fan was on too much so he opened the door to make sure it was getting enough air.
I don’t have a photo of the front door. I was taking Alex to school last week when there was a delayed start time due to weather. Nick was taking a test so I ran the boy down to the school. I went out the door first, Alex followed and guess what?  He left the door open.  He rushed past me, because that’s what he does, and I turned and said “Dude.. you didn’t close the door”   I got his standard answer when called out on something “ Sooorrrryyyy”   Oy!   I can’t tell you how many times he walks outside and leaves the front door open. There is a storm door so I guess that’s good enough in his eyes!

The other thing my men do is leave lights on. Clearly we have lived in military housing too long. We don’t pay any of our utilities but that is all changing. I can’t wait until we’re living on the economy again and see how these habits affect our bills.
Maybe the door thing is no big deal. Maybe it’s me that is quirky because it bothers me. But, it’s my blog and my point of view is the one you get.


Quiltingranny said...

Thanks for sharing. In our home it is socks...they come off and stay where they are tossed and not unrolled and it drives me buggy!

USMCWIFE said...

LOL..maybe you have a ghost? Tee hee, I have no annoying habits (giggle) hubs and son on the other hand....where do I start. Right now I would give anything to find some socks randomly strewn about the would mean they were here....

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I admit - I used to leave doors open. Rich cured me of that habit and now it drives ME crazy too!

Renee said... my house it is the doors to the laundry closet. Our washer & dryer in in a little cove at the end of the hallway...with nice doors. I swear I close those doors half a dozen times a day/night! When I get close them. When I get home from I close them..over and over again!

Ordinary Mom said...

I am pretty sure we are married to the same people. LOL My hubby loves to leave the door to the bathroom closet open. It finally bit him in the butt the other day because the dogs got in and ate the toilet paper. I reminded him it could just as easily have been medicine or something caustic.

It lasted about two days. LOL Then he was right back to his old habits.

PS we have the exact same computer desk.

Romantic Dinner Bruges said...

Lovely your house and wonderful your computer desk. nice details shared in the sweet home .great

Michelle said...

I get tired of hearing "Sorry" just close it, turn it off or put it away. It makes me feel like a nag.

Stacey said...

Sometimes we have to leave closet doors open because the cats love to run in and hide as soon as you open the door. I've shut Dante in closets many times because I didn't notice him dart in.