I must confess…if only my partner would…

Now, how’s THIS for a loaded prompt?

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Given the stakes, will honesty truly prevail today?

I’m sure you could complete this sentence in multiple ways – I know I can – for both good or bad.

For instance, last year I shared an open letter to my husband, listing a few of the little things that he did that caused me great angst. For some strange reason, I never did get a reply (or crystal or a watch for that matter…)

Now, to be fair, I’ve also shared sappy posts where I’ve extolled his virtues, as well as revealing posts where I’ve acknowledged how he’s saved me from near disaster.

So, it’s not all bad when you come to think of it.

But it’s understandable that such a prompt could invite complaints or revelations of a less than flattering nature for the partner in question.

I wanted to share a few more truths about my husband today for #imustconfess, both positive and negative. So here goes:

If only my partner would…

  • be less hard on himself
  • relax when out and about with the kids
  • cook a little more (because I hate it and am completely crap at it!)
  • put his shoes and socks away
  • be a little less right all the time!

In the spirit of fairness, I invited Nathan to respond while also giving him the chance to answer the same prompt about me. I was even going to video it.

But we ran out of time. And, to be honest, I was too lazy enjoying the spoils of my mother’s day haul to be bothered filming a video…

Which reminds me, I received some of the most thoughtful gifts ever from my family yesterday.

Including a novel journal of Anne of Green Gables, where the lines of each page are actually made up of text from the book (I almost can’t bear the thought of writing in it!).

And a funky organiser to take along to client meetings, complete with a voucher for me to invest in my business, which excited me no end!

If only my partner would...stop reading my mind when it comes to mother's day gifts - www.myhometruths.com

My first thought on receiving these? If only my partner would stop reading my mind!

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. So, Nathan, I think I’ll keep you (even if it’s freaky just how good you are at reading my inner-most thoughts…!)

How would you complete the sentence, “if only my partner would…?”

Make your confession and join in with the fun and the real community we are building here at #imustconfess!

And don’t forget to join in with our #imustconfess community over on facebook. It’s where the confessing continues beyond the linkup. And the best part? You don’t even need to blog or be a blogger to take part!

Join the community!

To help you along with the confessing, here are the future prompts so you have no excuse not to take part each week!

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The Rules…

I Must Confess

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt


Next weeks’ #imustconfess prompt is – a letter to your enemy

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25 Responses

  1. I like this post – I hadn’t thought of doing it this way, and now I wish I had! Nice!!
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Money makes the world go round…except when it doesn’t.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Lydia – I do enjoy trying to find different ways to approach a prompt, particularly those that I haven’t come up with myself!

  2. Tory says:

    I definitely wish my husband would be less hard on himself.

    Damn but this prompts are getting hard though. No idea what I’m going to write for next week!

    • Kirsty says:

      I’ve been enjoying the challenging prompts as most of them have come from the suggestions of others so they are not what I would normally write to. Next week I’m not going to write about a person as I don’t have any real enemies but I can certainly think of some concepts and ideas that I really do consider enemies to my way of thinking. It will certainly be a challenge…good luck!

  3. I ummed and aaahhhed this week..so i did not join in. However, I hear you on the ways in which we can be both frustrated and kindly about our partners. Hope you have a good week. Denyse x

  4. If only my partner would clean up after himself, and share in the load of where all the kids are at any given time.

  5. I didn’t write a post for the prompt because I was too scared he would read it lol. My answers are I wish he would remember to take the bin out, do the dishes occasionally, spend less time on the playstation and surprise me more often. He’s alright overall just lots of little things drive me nuts.
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    • Kirsty says:

      Hahaha – sounds like the time I wrote the open letter to Nathan. It’s the little things that can really drive you bonkers sometimes!

  6. jess says:

    I think my partner knows the things I wish he would do more, we have a pretty open dialogue about these things. But I have to pick my battles, because if some things haven’t changed in 10yrs, they aren’t going to!

    • Kirsty says:

      Very wise words Jess. We’ve been together 18 years and married for 16 this year and I know there are some things we both do that will just never change. Lucky the not-so-good things are nothing compared to all the awesome things!

  7. Julie says:

    I love Anne of Green Gables what a beautiful gift. Happy Mothers Day Kirsty. If only my husband not be still missing in action!! Don’t were he has gotten to after all these years but I hope he is making a lot of money for us when we do finally meet 🙂
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  8. Thanks for the party Kirsty!


  9. Emily says:

    My husband does a lot around the house, but only if I ask or point out what needs doing. I wish I didn’t have to do that. It makes it feel like less of a partnership and more like a dictatorship sometimes! I also wish he wouldn’t push his back to breaking point, and would go to bed earlier. Always so tired! Thanks for hosting my silly little FB status update. I hope it’s not too weird to link that up! x
    Emily recently posted..How to fake being stylish with Instagram (and never have to decide what to wear again!)

    • Kirsty says:

      I think I’m going to encourage people to link up updates as well – why not? A confession, is a confession, after all! Thanks for playing along x

  10. I had a rather lazy mother’s day thanks to hubby. Just what I needed.

    For me, I suppose I wish that hubby wouldn’t go to sea with work so often. Not entirely his fault with the down turn and the number of people sacked, there’s not as many people to share the load and things seem to go more smoothly for him and the work on the boat if he is on the boat.

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s hard isn’t it, when work takes our partners away? I’m lucky it doesn’t happen all that often here, but when it does I know I struggle being the sole parent at home. Hats off to you for being able to survive on an ongoing basis, with all your health hurdles thrown in too x

  11. Your partner sounds alright. Not too many complaints there and really, that’s how it should be isn’t it? I think my partner knows what I would complain about. He knows he needs to work on these things and he does, but no one is perfect are they? He has a list for me too I’m sure.

    • Kirsty says:

      Next time around I’ll have to ask the opposite question – what our partners would like us to do…I bet there’d be some interesting responses the other way around!

  12. LOL I didn’t go anywhere near the prompt today, call me a scaredy cat! I would have to say the same about my hubster, as you have for #1 – if only my partner would be less hard on himself. He is a perfectionist through and through, and can be a bit of a stress head. Not surprising really then that he has shingles at the moment then (only a mild case, but still …). Oh and what great pressies for you Kirsty! I was spoilt on Mother’s Day too – blog post coming on Wednesday, sharing all my loot!!!

  13. If only he would … make the effort to go present shopping, take time to smell the roses, come with me when I suggest he does to look at places around here, not shut down … Oh I love him anyway but sometimes …

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