How Pat Proves Me Wrong, On a Daily Basis

I don’t even know why I’m writing this post. He’s just going to get a fat head. But it’s okay; it’s time to come clean.

I like to refer to myself as a tornado but I’m going to make it sound so much better by just saying I’m a “free spirit”. I’m admittedly easy going, maybe even too easy to the point of where it’s a fault. Pat on the other hand, he likes things orderly and put together. Sometimes a little too much and it drives me nuts…but I also drive him to the brink of insanity with my “free spirit” ways. If you had to choose the person opposite of me, it would be Pat O’Brien.

The problem with this is, he’s sometimes right in his attention to detail ways. For instance, he always tells me to close the cap on the shampoo after I’m done with it. At which time I get all public school and say, “Yo, why you gotta treat me like I’m your daughter”!! And then it happens; I get into the shower and my favorite bottle of shampoo has fallen over and half of it has leaked down the drain. I raise my fists at the Pat O’Brien gods laughing down at me! I never admit it though, because then he’d be right….until now that is.

Things like this happen all the time in our household. He asks me if I checked if the doors are locked at night and I say they’re fine and go to sleep. When I wake up in the morning there are basically neon signs above our doors that say, “Robbers, enter this house, the chick inside doesn’t even care”! Or when he tells me to download an app and I refuse because I like to lead a simple life and he downloads it for me anyway and I get addicted. The list is basically never ending.

My life would be a hot mess without him in my life so I’m grateful he is. BUT I have to give myself some credit and say I’ve loosened him up over the years by constantly pulling any stunt possible to make him laugh 24/7. He now takes after me and makes up songs on the daily, uses the foot of the bed as his own personal dance floor to show off up and coming moves  and talks non-stop when I’m trying to watch my favorite shows.

Yup, it’s a good life.

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