Friday, June 27, 2008

Which Is Worse?

I need your help again. Justin and I had a slight disagreement and there is no way for us to come to a definitive conclusion.

Here's how it went down.

We were sitting on the couch last night. I casually remarked, "I was on the computer today while talking on the phone. I needed a pen. I reached over and found your TOENAIL! It was DISGUSTING! I mean, how hard is it to walk to the trashcan and throw away your toenail? And it was from your big toe, and that made it even worse."

He laughed. Really hard. I didn't. At all.

His response, "So, what did you do with it?"

"I called Maddie over and made her throw it away."

He thinks that me making Maddie throw it away is worse than him actually leaving it sitting on our computer desk.

What do you think? While you're thinking, think about how gross toenails are and that he left it only 10 feet from the trash can and his legs aren't broken or in any way hurt. And I was grossed out.

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noble pig said...

Sorry Dude but you are trying to change the argument and trying to make it not about you. Accept responsibility for leaving your toenail. At a later time if you want to discuss the other argument that's okay but first deal with what is at hand.

Just My Type said...

Feeling evil? Put your toenail clippings on his side of the bed. I wouldn't worry too much about Maddie. My kids always ask us to save the clippings for them...We never do but they are fascinated and want to make art them.

I'm in full agreement with the noble pig.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm thinking that it's his fault that you were put into the position to need to give it to Maddie in the first place. So, if she's scarred for's HIS fault!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking the dude needs to step up to the plate and take "his bad" for leaving a TOENAIL (omg!) around! I mean, what the hell?!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Gross! Maybe you should have put in under the covers on his side of the bed!

Wendi said...

First... gross!
Second... he is wrong.
Wrong to do it.
Wrong to not take the blame. are right.

I left you some bloggy love over at my place.
Stop by to pick it up.

Dawn said...

That is nasty!

Pearl said...

I saw your blog name on blogher and I HAD to visit because I went through a period of time as a child where I would eat nothing but pb&j in a bowl. I loved it. So I have to say your child has good taste. =)

Anyway, I am enjoying your blog. And my husband does the toenail thing too. Eeew. I put them on his pillow when he does this. Picking them up with a tissue of course.

Karen said...

I think he answered your question. If he thinks it's nasty for Maddie to touch it, it's too nasty to just let lay around.

And I agree. It's just wrong.

Mathis Family said...

My husband does this too and gets great pleasure out of my reactions to it. Therefore, I never know where I'll find a toenail. I live with such a jokester. Blech!

Anonymous said...

toenails are disgusting, i am totally on your side! there's no debating this one as far as i am concerned!! :)

MommyTime said...

The thing is, it's a moot point WHO was asked to remove the disgusting offending object to the trash can (Maddie vs. you) because had HE not left it lying around in the first place, no one would have had to do this awful task. There are just a few things no one should have to do for you if you are older than five and have full functioning use of your limbs: blow your nose, throw away your nose tissues, wipe your butt, and deal with your toenails (paid professionals excepted, of course).

UGH said...

Do you rub feet with him at night when you're lying in bed? Ever play footsies without socks or shoes on? Ever left discarded tampons in the wastebasket? Yeah, it's not that big a deal. Plus, if you're that grossed out by it, leave it for him and make him pick it up, not your child.

Jonny's Mommy said...

I'm late on this one, but eeew. Sorry I think that is gross too. I don't care if I rub feet with him at night. Yuck! Pick up your own toenails, men! At least I try to.

Just my type's advice should be followed!

Suburban Turmoil said...

Oh God. If I find a toenail while cleaning up after our Christmas party this year, I'll know whom to blame.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Here by way of Wendi's blog - and this is the first post I read!!! YUCK! You are completely right! What was he doing that he had to leave his toenail right there? I agree with the person who said, put it on his pillow!

Nice to meet you!

JennieDrude said...

I make Jason go outside or sit in the tub and clip his toe nails. I hate the sharp feeling on my bare feet and the noise it makes when you vaccum. It sounds like nails!!!

I'm on your side!
Sorry Justin....

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