I think you can tell a lot about a person by what is on their floor- right now. At least in my house it's like everyone leaves a little trail of goodies behind them. My husband, has a habit of when he sits on the couch, takes off his socks and throws them basketball style into the middle of the floor. Every day. And every day I pick up a pair of socks off the floor. Does he ever pick up his socks? Nope. It's like they go invisible as they fly through the air and land with a quiet thud. Once I decided to "make a point" by not picking up the socks. I thought it was brilliant! Of course he would pick them up after having to step over them multiple times. The laundry room is only a mere 4 feet away. So after 3 days... yup there were three pairs of socks on the floor. This charming habit drives me out of my mind. You should have seen his face when finially I picked up those socks, yelped some non understandable words and threw them at him. He had no concept (and still doesn't) what a pair of socks meant to a woman who spends her entire day "picking up the house". I could pick up the damn house all day and never be done. So was I over reacting when I ask him to be so kind as to pick up his f-ing socks?? "But its just a pair of socks, not a big deal". I could have taken those socks and shoved them where socks don't belong. And- he's not happy with keeping this love for sock tossing to himself. He has now recently taught my 3 yr old son the joys of taking off your socks after a long day and tossing. Wonderful. Now there is a big pair of socks, and a mini pair right next to them waiting for me to come along and pick them up.
If I look down right now and look to see what is on my floor, I see: toys, dog bowls, pillows (I have an addiction to them), shoes, food bits, school papers, my address book, and of course if I crane my neck.... my husband's socks on the living room. Of course I am on my way to collect them right now. But before I jump out of my seat to do that- I can sum up who I am by what I have seen on my floor. I am a Mom, a wife, an aunt, sister, teacher, and friend. Not in any particular order, I guess it depends on the day which one is first on the list.
Today, it is sock master wife.