Our pastor pronounced 5 minutes into our "pre-marital counseling" (which was 1 one hour meeting all about us and our ceremony) that Coach was "focused" and that I was more of a free spirit. By focused he meant blatant control freak. And Coach really is, he is an absolute control freak.
I love him anyway.
I'm in the kitchen cutting chicken. I can see Coach squirming 3 feet away, trying not to look at what I'm doing, but after just 15 seconds he just can't take it anymore. He jumps in, apologetically takes the knife, and finishes cutting the chicken.
We're in the car on the way to see the in-laws, discussing houses, one that needs some work in particular. I'm saying how we can do the work together and we can totally handle it, and he bursts out saying, "but there's so much work I'd have to do!" I'm all, "YOU'D have to do?" And then it dawned on me. He's such a control freak that he wasn't going to let me touch that house. I have construction experience-I worked on set crew for all of high school and I helped remodel the house I'm living in now, so I was totally offended. Coach jumped in and said "but I'd let you pull up carpet, and I'd let you do the landscaping."
Oh thanks babe.
The landscaping. Awesome.
To be fair, he's a perfectionist, and I'm just not (only when it comes to the stuff I sew, then I turn into a freak). I'm the "free spirit" and he's "focused."
Though I prefer control freak when it comes to him.
Anyway, I try to not take any of this personally and just understand that that's just Coach, that's just the way he is and he isn't tearing down the way I do things. Not going to lie, I 100% took it personally at first, but I'm working on it. It occasionally p*sses me off, but then I just think about how hysterical it is.
Besides, I don't let him TOUCH the laundry. That's my department.