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Old 04-25-2017, 11:22 PM
nearwildheaven nearwildheaven is offline
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Originally Posted by Mean Mr. Mustard View Post
I have adopted a bit of a if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em philosophy on some things.

For example, she doesn't close things. Kitchen cupboards, the garage door, lights to any room she has been in, the refrigerator door, etc.

So now, rather than closing them and fuming, I leave them open. So what if the basement lights stay on all night (and they have)? Big deal if the junk drawer remains fully extended all day and into the evening before she gets around to closing it (and it has).

It is not the end of the world as I know it. Being resigned to leaving things as is has actually, legitimately, made me less seethe-prone and therefore less aggravated.

(except the garage door, I do close that at night. Except the couple times I didn't).

A person over the age of 6, who is not mentally disabled, who forgets to close the refrigerator door? That would be a big deal to me.