I had a feeling I’d be blogging about this sooner or later. Here’s the situation: I, The Wife, cherish my wedding rings and feel naked if I’m not wearing them on my fingers. So much so that if I’ve forgotten to put them back on after the shower and I’m headed to work or out, I’ll actually double back and go get them. The Man, on the other hand, also cherishes his ring, but quite frequently is spotted without it because he takes it off to cook, clean, and wash his hands. His point: He wants to keep it clean and flawless and shiny. My point: A slightly dirty ring is better than a missing or lost one. We have a dog, and you have a tendency to leave it where she can swallow it or on a sink where you can forge to grab it and it can fall down the drain. Here you have the latest Man vs. Wife battle in our home.
Every time I see his ring hanging out alone without the company of his finger I think about how sad he’d be if it turned up missing. But when I make a stink about it, he tells me he’d hate to scratch it or damage it so that’s why it has to come off in certain instances. For the record, I only care because I don’t want him to feel awful about losing it, and I know my husband and he can be a tad bit forgetful at times – particularly if he’s in a rush or busy at work. So world, I ask. Is he better off just taking it off in the shower like I do? Or is he justified to want to keep it safe when he’s handling harsh chemical or messy pasta sauce, or using crappy soap in the job’s john? You tell us! Pick a side, please! (And if none of these choices work for you, state your case in the comment section below.)
- The History of Engagement Rings (brighthub.com)
- Do You Ever Take Your Ring(s) Off? (weddingbee.com)
- Wedding Ring Blues (lifewithsarcoidosis.wordpress.com)