So, my fiance (40) and I (27) have lived together for about 4 years now.
I wanna know if I'm the asshole for even suggesting that she get rid of two snow sleds.
We live in Portland, OR which doesn't' really see a lot of snow. In the time since I've moved here from IL, there has been exactly 1 major snow fall that stayed around for more than 24 hours. The other day, our building manager had to shut everyone's water off for a while to fix something. Each apartment has a separate water shut off, so they had to go around and manually turn the valves. I was asleep when the guy came but my fiance was up so she let him in. Our shut off is in a coat closet next to the front door where we store a bunch of stuff. Ladders, tools, a wagon we use for shopping, etc. So, she had to empty out the closet for him. By the time I woke up, the guy was gone and fiance informed me what was going on. Pretty groggy still, I just nodded and went about my morning. A few hours later, the guy comes back to turn our water back on. As I'm watching him, I notice two HUGE plastic snow sleds propped up against the wall. I ask my fiance why we have them and she gets all cutesy pouty and shushes me (we do shit like this all the time. anytime I catch her doing something silly, she acts all cute and embarrassed and we have a laugh about it). So, guy leaves and I ask again. Same treatment. I went to get some packages. When I brought them back in, I bumped the sleds that we hadn't put away yet and suggested that I was going to take the sleds and put them in the mail room for someone else to take. And, again, she got all pouty. Again she shuts down. I sigh and give up, shoving the sleds back into the closet and closing it. But it still kind of bugs me. I don't really think it's too big of an ask. We're not using them, they're taking up space, and even if it did miraculously snow here some day, we both work and we live in the middle of the city. Where would we even go sledding? It seems like a waste to me.
I like her childish, fun-loving side and I don't want to become that naggy wife from every CisHet man joke ever but it really seems unnecessary. I have never (and would never) ask her to give up her giant comic book collection, even though that takes up the top 2/3 of our bedroom closet. I did make her get rid of some fireworks/crackers that she had because A. They're illegal to set off in city limits anyway and B. wildfires and I did previously suggest (but I never made her, even t... keep reading on reddit ➡
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